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Natural spring fountains garden in Peterhof near St. Petersburg, Russia

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Natural spring fountains garden in Peterhof near St. Petersburg. The garden is a part of Peter the Great summer palace, build on the Baltic Sea escarpment. The fontains are feed with a system of canals and pods.

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A: the Samson Fountain #3, peterhof palace

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E: The Samson Fountain, Peterhof Palace

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I: The Big Palace, Peterhof

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J: The Garden, Peterhof

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