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Pushkin, Russia: Catherine's Palace and Peterhof, the summer residence of Peter The Great

Day 2:
The town of Pushkin served as the summer resort for the Czars of Russia from the time of Peter the Great to the last years of the Romanov dynasty. The city is covers 1482.6 acres, is composed of three main grounds, 100+ buildings, and is an ensemble of palaces and parks.

Today Pushkin is a "suburb" of St. Petersburg and is slowly growing and adjusting to the market economy in Russia. It is home to two universities and three military schools.
Catherine's Palace
Catherine's Palace
Catherine's Palace
Catherine's Palace
Inside Catherine's Palace
Inside Catherine's Palace
The magnificent Amber Room
The magnificent Amber Room
The Gold Room
The Gold Room
Peterhof Gardens
Peterhof Gardens
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20110704-IMG_2711.jpg
St. Peter and Paul Cathedral
St. Peter and Paul Cathedral
Inside the cathedral
Inside the cathedral
Russian Matryoshka dolls
Russian Matryoshka dolls