Tour of the Catherine Palace
• Tour of the Catherine Palace
Catherine Palace - a former imperial palace in the modern town of Pushkin (formerly - Tsarskoye Selo); one of the largest in the vicinity of St. Petersburg. The building is laid in 1717 on the orders of Russian Empress Catherine I.
Frankly, I just did not realize that the way to this magnificent building will lie through some less luxurious buildings and an abundance of kebab but souvenir shops. Okay, not kebab, pancakes.
The abundance of gold and white and blue is very pleasing to the eye. Especially if all this against a background of blue sky. Rate yourself.
The abundance of different statues and architectural solutions are also encouraged.
A well-maintained park. Of course, here it is better to walk in the summer.
One of the multiple souvenir shops inside the palace.
In the palace was badly damaged during World War II. His recovery took many years and continues the Leningrad school of restorers on a strictly scientific basis. Prior to completion is still far away.
The history and architecture of the palace have been reflected as architectural trends of each of the periods that survived the palace, and personal preferences of Russian rulers of the time. the palace itself was built in 1717.
In 1743, just ascended to the throne of Empress Elizabeth asked the Russian architect Mikhail Zemtsov and Andrey V. Kvasov expand and equip the palace. That's when Empress Elizabeth Palace acquired its present form and style.
Impressed with painted ceilings. Each ceiling is painted very cool.
Fireplaces and Gzhel.
One golden halls, lounges, meeting rooms. All are similar to themselves, but each had some meaning.
I was even happy when I saw the usual ladder.
It is quite usual furniture.
Gold chandelier. By the way, in St. Petersburg and the surrounding area a weakness for this kind of thing.
The huge volume of the Grand Palace is noticeable immediately. Additionally, the axial symmetric system overhead porticoes facade palace corresponds to the basic plan of the space coordinates of the park.
such a solid patriot.
Again, the golden room, room, room ...
The Green Room.
The Cabinet seems to Nicholas II.