Sunday, 24 June 2012

an encore

Our recent visit to Peterhof, the summer palace of Peter the Great, founder of the City of St-Petersburg, the sight of the great fountain of Samson and the lion accompanied to music presented as the Anthem of St-Petersburg is truly breathtaking. Samson is Russia and the Lion is the enemy Sweden defeated.

This is what it sounds and looks like at 11 am in the morning when the great fountains are all turned on at the same time.  Peterhof is outside the city on the Sea and the palace, like all the statues face the sea because Tsar Peter wanted to display his outward vision for his country.

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