"three weeks at Peterhof"

Peterhof: The Grand Palace and Grand Cascade Fountains
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikePeterhof: The Grand Palace and Grand Cascade Fountains - Credit: Cottbus

The palaces and gardens at Peterhof were laid out in the eighteenth century, after Peter the Great decided to build on the site, on the sea coast just west of St Petersburg. Peterhof consists of a series of palaces and gardens, famous for their elaborate fountains which operate every summer. The largest palace on the site, the Grand Palace, is a baroque effort with a large Picture Hall containing 368 paintings by the Italian artist Rotari, all of the same woman, although she is heavily disguised.