Russian Video: Peterhof!

Hello,

Today we will watch a very beautiful video about a very beautiful place! This video about Peterhof(Petergof) has been recently made by our Internet-friend Nikolai Ganenkov. That is his first video and we hope to see other videos from him!

For our readers who wants to know more about Peterhof:
The world-famous “capital of fountains” or “Russian Versailles” was founded by Peter I. In 1918 the main summer residence of the Russian emperors became state property and by 1941 ten museums of art and history had been opened on its premises. During the war of 1941-45, Peterhof was razed to the ground by the Nazis. Restoration work began in as early as 1944, after the Nazis were expelled from the town, and, for the most part, the ensemble was returned to its former splendour. The first fountain began to operate once more in 1946. The Hermitage pavilion reopened in 1952 and the Great Palace in 1964. In 1966 the Great Cascade was fully reconstructed. Restoration work is, however, still in progress.

Building of the palace and park ensemble and a landing-stage for boats bound for Kotlin Island began in the early 1700s. The first palaces and pavilions were erected, parks were laid out and a network of fountains constructed. These were later repeatedly expanded and modified…. You can continue reading here.

Best wishes and
think maybe it’s time for you to make your own video… 😉

Svet and Kyle

comments always welcome.

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