After a day at Catherine Palace we wanted to see more, so the next stop was Peterhof. Peterhof is known as “the Russian Versailles” and is known for its incredible fountains, which are turned off in the winter. Luckily, the weather has not been too bad, so they have kept them on longer this year. We arrived at 10:57 and the fountain show began at 11am. It was so exciting to hear the royal music and watch as each fountain turned on and gained power. 

After the fountain show we walked around the lower grounds before entering the Palace. IMG_3635 IMG_3638 IMG_3642 IMG_3645 IMG_3650 IMG_3654 IMG_3657 IMG_3658 IMG_3671 IMG_3674 IMG_3687The interior of the Palace was very similar to Catherine Palace, a lot of gold, large furnaces, beautiful fabric and extravagant chandeliers, fixtures and doors. Sadly, there was no photography allowed inside of the Palace but the two rooms that really stuck out were the Chinese inspired rooms which were very dark, small and had wood-carved furniture. It felt so unusual in the Palace but was so unique as well. One of my favorite parts of the Palace was that the tableware was made from Imperial Porcelain which we will be visiting in two weeks! After a couple of hours we made our way back to the ferry and home to finish up our first papers that were due by midnight.


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