Peterhof’s Great Summer Playground

One of many, I’m sure. But Peterhof Palace is truly more than just a royal summer residence. Just 22 miles from St. Petersburg but it took us over an hour to get here. Russian traffic, you may say. 
   

 

If you’re serious about walking the 300-acre Palace grounds with its many flower gardens and spectacular fountains (all of 173!) cascading throughout the park, be sure to wear comfortable shoes. Very impressive! 
   

 

But be sure not to miss the guided Palace Museum and have a listen to the retelling of the colorful lives of Peter The Great, his daughter Joyful Elizabeth, and of course the legendary Catherine The Great. Hermitage Museum houses many of the latter’s art collections, and I must say this monarch had such extravagant taste
   

    

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About lifeisacelebration

Retired early, but still active. Very involved in celebrating life! I love traveling because I always come back with less cobwebs in my mind. It is as if I empty my mind of all clutter upon departure, and fill it with many happy memories upon arrival. I also like the idea that life is so focused on the present, and my senses are all playing to listen, feel , see, smell and taste everything novel or not so new. The fact that I only have to choose from a limited wardrobe, or use the same pair of shoes throughout my holiday , or work and survive on a single budget make life so much simpler. Sure, you sometimes get a raw deal in a few trips, or feel hassled by flight delays and cancellations, but the joys and simplicity of the present far outweigh the negatives. Oh, btw, I always end up gaining more friends after each trip. Many I kept......
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