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Rest in the Alexandria Park

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To the east of the main park at Peterhof (outskirts of Saint-Petersburg, Russia) lies an expanse of landscaped parkland in the English style, named after Alexandra Fedorovna, wife of Nicholas I.

In present time it's a splendid plaсe to take a rest in a shade of ancient oak trees.

In 2010-2011 the park was partially rebuild and wholly landscaped. Some bridges was reconstructed in last few years and several main buildings had been restored to 2011 season (Gothic Chapel, Cottage Palace, Farmers Palace).

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di St. Petersburg

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A: Дворец коттедж

di Nadezhda Ivanyugina, 390 metri di distanza

 Летняя резиденция Николая I и его жены Александры Фёдоровны. Центральное архитектурное сооружение дв...

Дворец коттедж

B: Руинный мост

di Nadezhda Ivanyugina, 580 metri di distanza

Воссозданный Руинный мост. Каменный Руинный мост был построен в 1827-1829 годах по проекту архитектор...

Руинный мост

C:

di Pavel Novikov, 670 metri di distanza

D: Petergof - Monplaisir

di Igor Leontyev, 1.8 km di distanza

Petergof - Monplaisir

E: Roman Fountain - Petergof Palace

di Min Heo, 1.8 km di distanza

Roman Fountain - Petergof Palace

F: The Chessboard Hill Cascade, Peterhof palace

di Min Heo, 1.8 km di distanza

The Chessboard Hill Cascade, Peterhof palace

G: sobor Petra i Pavla 1

di Nadezhda Ivanyugina, 2.1 km di distanza

sobor Petra i Pavla 1

H: sobor Petra i Pavla 2

di Nadezhda Ivanyugina, 2.1 km di distanza

sobor Petra i Pavla 2

I: Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Petrodvorets

di Sergi March, 2.1 km di distanza

A big cathedral near the famous Peterhof gardens and palaces, in the town of Petrodvorets. Few kilome...

Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Petrodvorets

J: Narcissus Fountain

di Alexey Klement, 2.2 km di distanza

Narcissus Fountain

Questo panorama è stato scattato in St. Petersburg, Russia

Questa è una vista generale di Russia

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Text by Steve Smith.

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