Monday, May 7, 2012

Russia - Saint-Petersburg - The Catherine Park

The Catherine Park. The Cameron Gallery. 1782-86.

Sent by Tanya, a postcrosser from Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

This is from Wikipedia : The Catherine Park (Russian: Екатерининский парк) is a park, located in the town of Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin), 25 km south-east of St. Petersburg, Russia. It is an integral part of the royal residence in Tsarskoye Selo.
Catherine Park, which received its name from the Catherine Palace, consists of two parts: a regular old garden and english garden.

Regular garden was laid in 1720 by Dutch masters of landscape gardening on three benches in front of Imperial Palace. At the same time reflecting pool was constructed on the third bench , and there were made two ponds on the river Vangazi flowing from the hill: Upper (Large) and Mill (later included in cascade of Lower ponds).
The main buildings in this garden are Upper bath, Lower bath, Hermitage, Cave, Hermitage Kitchen, Moreyskaya column, Gates, "To my dear colleagues".

The main installations in english park are: Dutch Admiralty, Hall on the Island, Chesme Column, Marble Bridge, Turkish bath, the Pyramid, Red Cascade, Gothic Gate, Ruin Tower, Orlovsky gate, Granite terrace, "Girl with a Jug" fountain, Concert Hall, Cuisine Ruin, Creaky arbor, Evening Hall, Kagul Obelisk, Private Garden.

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