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Like magic in the sunlight. These onion top towers glisten - made for a perfect day, jewels in the sky.

This "Catherine Palace" is a Rococo palace located in the town of Pushkin, about 25 km south-east of St. Petersburg, Russia. It's main use was a summer residence of the Russian tsars. Behind it is a wonderful park.

Parts of this palace outside are rather bare, needing, I felt, more landscaping. During WWII and before much of this pretty palace was destroyed by wars and fire and has been slowly rebuilt. I am not sure what remains today is even a shadow of what was originally constructed. Still beautiful today however.

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Additional Photos by Dr David Reed Thomas (drt100) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 341 W: 74 N: 840] (3880)
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