Peterhof Palace is a jewel of Russian art - an exquisite summer residence of Russian tsars, know as the "Russian Versailles". designed by Peter the Great, and is noted for its "Grand Cascade of golden fountains" which continue from the palace all the way to the sea. built between 1709 and 1724, but was almost totally destroyed during WWII. The palace complex and the glorious fountains have been beautifully restored.
Peterhof's Grand Palace Church - The Peter and Paul Church. Built 1747/1751 by Bartolomeo Rastrelli. The palace church was a popular place for weddings and baptisms of members of the Russian Imperial family.
Grand Kremlin Palace, Moscow, Russia, breathtaking as all of them are in Russia! The Grand Kremlin Palace was built on orders from Tsar Nicholas I in the mid-19th Century. The architects outdid themselves!
This is the Malachite Room of the Winter Palace, designed by the architect Alexander Briullov in the late 1830s was used as an official drawing-room of Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna, wife of Nicholas I. The Winter Palace in St Petersburg, Russia was, from 1732 to 1917, the official residence of the Russian Tsars.