Friday, 6 July 2012

The palace of Catharina the Great in Poesjkin, St. Petersburg

We knew that this palace of the Russian Tsars was going to be one of the most impressive monuments of St. Petersburg and we were not disappointed. This summer palace was completed in 1717, destroyed during the Second World War and rebuilt for decades. In 2003 this Rococo building opened its door again for the public.

In this blog article, we are going to focus on the exterior which is so beautiful with its white, blue and golden colours. The palace was only open for groups and the lines were long. It seems that every tourist in St. Petersburg wants to visit this place and they are right. Already at the gate, you are impressed. The golden domes in the corner of the palace attracked our attention. In front of the main entrance a Russian band was playing traditional music.

We wisten dat het paleis van de Russische Tsaren één van de meest indrukwekkende monumenten van Sint-Petersburg ging zijn en we werden niet teleurgesteld. Dit zomerpaleis werd voltooid in 1717, vernietigd gedurende de Tweede Wereldoorlog en terug opgebouwd in tientallen jaren. In 2003 opende het paleis terug zijn deuren voor het publiek. 

In dit blog artikel gaan we ons richten op de buitenzijde van het gebouw dat zo mooi is met zijn wit, blauwe en gouden kleuren. Het paleis was enkel open voor groepen en het was er druk. Het lijkt wel dat iedere toerist in Sint-Petersburg dit monument wil bezoeken en ze hebben gelijk. Reeds aan de poort sta je met verstomming te kijken. De gouden koepels trekken onmiddellijk de aandacht. Voor de hoofdingang stond een Russisch orkest traditionele muziek te spelen.. 
 
Catharina Palace Poesjkin

Catharina Palace Poesjkin

Catharina Palace Poesjkin

Catharina Palace Poesjkin

Catharina Palace Poesjkin

Catharina Palace Poesjkin

Catharina Palace Poesjkin

Catharina Palace Poesjkin

Catharina Palace Poesjkin

Catharina Palace Poesjkin

Catharina Palace Poesjkin

Catharina Palace Poesjkin

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17 comments:

  1. St. Petersburg has such wonderful architecture, just wish people there were as nice...
    God bless you!
    Cezar

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  2. What a beautiful place! The details are amazing.

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  3. Filip: What a wonderful structure. It is truly amazing. I wonder if it could be made today with such intricacy. Great post.

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  4. Spectaculair, Filip, én groots !
    Lie(f)s.

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  5. Wauw....zo fantastisch..dit is genieten.
    Dank je wel
    zonnige groetjes dag dag

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  6. Wow, this is such an amazing looking building. Looks like pure gold paint. What fantastic architecture. Not Dallas for sure. very nice work!

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  7. Wow, what an ornate building this is. Very striking!!!

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  8. I am saying (like Jeanne) also WOW!!! very impressive and majestic palace...thanks for this beautiful tour....and happy long weekend from france!

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  9. je hebt er eigenlijk geen worden voor zo mooi. Ik ben er lang geleden geweest
    (1972) en het is daarom leuk alles in je foto's weer terug te zien. Prachtig zijn de gebouwen op zich al, wat je dan binnenhuis zie is een extra cadeautje.
    Ik wens jullie een fijn weekend, Dietmut

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  10. Wow, the exterior is very grand! The colors of the building especially the gold are quite impressive. I shall like to visit St. Peterburg one of these days.

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  11. quite a lady, quite a place



    Have a fine Weekend!

    Aloha from Waikiki
    Comfort Spiral
    > < } } ( ° >

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  12. Incredible! The golden peaks looks so attractive. Nice shot too of all of the photographers trying to get their shots. :-)

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  13. Pas croyable!! c'est tout simplement superbe tes photos du jour! bravo je ne connaissais pas!! j'adore ton blog tu me fais voyager!! bisoussssssssssss

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  14. Beautiful photos! We were on a Baltic cruise 3 years ago that stayed overnight in St. Petersburg. One of my best memories from the cruise is my younger daughter (6 years old at the time) dancing to the music being played outside Catherine's Palace.

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  15. wow the palace is ornately beautiful. thanks for the virtual tour.

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  16. Oooooo hier zijn we ook geweest.
    Zie ons zelf al weer staan en luisteren naar het palace orkerst :-))
    Prachtig!!!

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