Thursday, November 24, 2016

Recommended

As I commented on her post, I really like gilt and fountains, and wow, did Jackie in Toronto show some gilt and fountains of Peterhof Palace in St Petersburg. I had not heard of the palace. It is fantastic. 

Here is a teaser photo and take a look at more photos of the palace at Jackie's post. They, the photos and the objects are wonderfully lavish. There are some good things about Australia, but we have nothing like this and nor does the US or Canada.






14 comments:

  1. Was going to comment on your health care blog but was too exhausted by the workmen! Oohhhh arrrrr

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    1. John, what you as well as Winnie? Anyway, you were sitting in a pub.

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  2. Wow! That is a LOT of gilt, and the photos are fabulous. They're so clear, it's like being there.

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    1. River, they really are great photos. Pretty good camera, I think.

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  3. Don't know if I like the gilt or not, I'm not usually so indecisive, it appears I would have to see in person then I would know immediately.
    Did look at the link, opened it :) viewed..

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    1. Margaret, having seen a little use of the gilt in London and Paris, I am not sure either. It can stand as looking very new on something quite old.

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  4. My late mum and dad both were both committed to their Russian cultural heritage, architecture, music, literature etc. But St Petersburg was above and beyond normal families. They didn't get to visit Peterhof until after they retired from the work force. No problem however. Dad went into partnership with a travel agent, so they could go back to Russia as often as they liked.

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    1. Hels, they must have loved Peterhof. Have you been there? And the travel agent theme passed down a generation or two.

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  5. Thanks, Andrew! It really was an astounding place and I agree, our newer countries, like Australia, Canada and the US do not have this kind of history.

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    1. Thanks for featuring Jackie. It has been added to my list of places I want to go to and probably never will.

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  6. No where does gilt and glamour like Europe.. I loved it in Paris but have to admit after a month I was looking forward to less ornamentation :) Jackie's photos are fabulouso!

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    1. Quite so, Grace. European over the top architecture does wear thin and makes us long for some art deco, or moderne. I thought they were terrific photos, and what, 5 years ago, cameras have come a long way since then.

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  7. Looks very fancy! I don't know, way too fancy for the likes of me to even view via photo.

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    1. Strayer, there is an old English expression that I have never really understood, but 'A cat can look at a Queen'. Ha, I did not realise how apt that is.

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