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The CATHERINE PALACE St Petersburg Russia ~ Although the palace is popularly associated with Catherine II ("The Great"), she actually regarded its "whipped cream" architecture as old-fashioned. It was originally built in 1717 for Catherine I, the 2nd wife of Peter The Great, as her summer palace.

The CATHERINE PALACE St Petersburg Russia ~ Although the palace is popularly associated with Catherine II ("The Great"), she actually regarded its "whipped cream" architecture as old-fashioned. It was originally built in 1717 for Catherine I, the 2nd wife of Peter The Great, as her summer palace.

The palace of Katherine the Great, St. Peterburg, Russia - Explore the World, one Country at a Time. http://TravelNerdNici.com

The palace of Katherine the Great, St. Peterburg, Russia - Explore the World, one Country at a Time. http://TravelNerdNici.com

Royal Palace and Park in Peterhof,  St. Petersburg, Russia  (also known as the Russian Versailles)

Royal Palace and Park in Peterhof, St. Petersburg, Russia (also known as the Russian Versailles)

The State Hermitage      The Winter Palace is one of the most splendid buildings in St. Petersburg. Almost all the Romanovs starting from Catherine the Great resided there. The palace had hundreds of rooms; many of them were State Halls the interiors of which are preserved till the present days and open to visitors.

The State Hermitage The Winter Palace is one of the most splendid buildings in St. Petersburg. Almost all the Romanovs starting from Catherine the Great resided there. The palace had hundreds of rooms; many of them were State Halls the interiors of which are preserved till the present days and open to visitors.

THE ROMANOVS RESIDENCES ~ Amber Room of the residence of Empress Catherine II in Pushkin Tsarskoye Selo, the 18th century

THE ROMANOVS RESIDENCES ~ Amber Room of the residence of Empress Catherine II in Pushkin Tsarskoye Selo, the 18th century

The Summer Palace of the Romanov, Saint Petersburg, Russia http://www.bestguides-spb.com/tour-hermitage.html

The Summer Palace of the Romanov, Saint Petersburg, Russia http://www.bestguides-spb.com/tour-hermitage.html

The Hermitage - Russian Czars Winter  Palace in  St Petersburg .The great art collection of Catherine II is housed here.

The Hermitage - Russian Czars Winter Palace in St Petersburg .The great art collection of Catherine II is housed here.

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