The original palace sat empty for years and was destroyed. It was reconstructed recently. There are beautiful paintings that are light and show what life was like in the 1700's in Russia and some were painted in the 1960's or 1970's. There are a few pieces of old furniture. We also saw old foundations and there was a room of artifacts of things found when the first palace was destroyed.
A sculpture of Catherine the Great
Catherine the Great's palace
The palace was huge, but most of it was off limits
to the public. this was the most beautiful room we saw.
These giraffes were next to a little outside café. Not
quite sure where giraffes fit in, but it makes for a cute picture
of Elder Ken Pierson, Elder David Sutton, and Elder Ken Storm
a pretty island
beautiful water fountains. At dusk they
light up in a myriad of colors.
Here are the girls on the giraffes.
Sister Carolyn Pierson, Sister Sheryl Storm, Sister Barbara Sutton
Here we are in front of the water fountains.