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Peter Hof - Peter the Great's "hovel" on the Bay of Finland, St. Petersburg

Peter Hof - fountains with palace in background
 
Peter Hof - fountains with palace in background

 

A fabulous palatial estate, maintained by one thousand serfs. Gravity fed fountains, which, in turn, were fed by springs at 100 ft. elevation - via wooden pipes.

Peter Hof - fountains with palace in background Peter Hof - fountains with palace in background View in opposite direction from Palace towards the Gulf of Finland Peter Hof Fountain with fanciful creatures Peter Hof Peter Hof Peter Hof - fountain with close-up of statue Peter Hof - gardens Peter Hof - long, water-front house on Bay of Finland Betty on the veranda Roger on the veranda with end of water-front house in background Aviary in gardens - Peter Hof Peter Hof - gardens and fountain Peter Hof - closer view of fountain in gardens Playful fountain - people wander close to inspect the fountain and it spurts water on them by surprise Another playful fountain Fountian and Betty Pay a buck, get your picture taken with guys in period costumes. They also play tunes from the country you originated in. Peter Hof - a get-away Church at the Peter Hof Leaving the Peter Hof: buses, buses, buses
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