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Saturday, June 8, 2013

Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments

Card No. 162
This beautiful Postcard i received from postcrossing :)
The Catherine Palace is a Rococo palace located in the town of Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin), 25 km south-east of St. Petersburg,.The residence originated in 1717, when Catherine I of Russia engaged the German architect Johann-Friedrich Braunstein to construct a summer palace for her pleasure. In 1733, Empress Anna commissioned Mikhail Zemtsov and Andrei Kvasov to expand the Catherine Palace. "The palace was then being built, but it was the work of Penelope: what was done today, was destroyed tomorrow. Read more

Tsarskoye Selo , Catherine Palace

The Palace Chapel

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