Peter Hof - Peter the Great's Country Home 8/26 - 9/6/2007

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.
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Peter Hof - Peter the Great's "hovel" on the Bay of Finland, St. Petersburg. The next slide shows the view towards the Bay of Finland.
Looking down the reflecting pool in front of the Peter Hof. The fountains, etc., were supplied with water from higher up behind the Hof, with water being transmitted via wooden pipes.
Betty on a balcony overlooking the Bay of Finland.