on December 26, 2010
Train plus bus plus a walk along the park surrounding the channel, in which poezhivalis from the morning cold autumn ducks - in front of me and Catherine Palace.The length of the facade of the palace, the main residence of Russian emperors from Elizabeth and ending with Alexander I, more than 300 meters, he rebuilt practically from scratch after the war, the interiors restored to the present day, and now, after more than 60 years, restored more than half of the rooms. Best time to visit - the morning nevyhodnogo day when the 10 am along the 300-meter facade is formed not too long queue. As in other places, for both Russian and foreign citizens Admission is different, integrated ticket does not exist.Inside the palace is allowed unprofessional shooting without a flash. The interiors are covered lamps, creating a pleasant shade, especially in this weather. Auntie-to guides Charmed vote was taken for a bevy of visitors as gamelnskie Pied Piper flute lead in rats. They say they are interesting enough, you are required at the time of the story are not separate from the group that does not make noise, do not make any sudden movements, not breathing and did not exist. Otherwise, a good aunt turns into a terrible fury and begins to hurl through the eyes of lightning. Interiors infinitely beautiful. If I were imperateritsey Catherine, I would have spent their days in this palace, looking at the rain outside the window, in philosophical conversations, and long evening meditations for the good of the nation, the role of personality in history, having tea with the maids of honor and a game of cards with mistresses. A fragment of the famous Amber Room, which a few years ago, completely restored. The only hall where forbidden to photograph, so I cheated vigilant aunt made an average scall shot hidden camera. I think if I spotted this, would be picked up by white hands and led to the shooting at a nearby parade ground. History of the Amber Room (plus pictures of normal quality) is described in detail in a very informative site of the palace and the entire Museum Tsarskoe Selo.Let's walk through the park. Park quite extensive. It consists of "regular" and "landscape"part. Regular part is that where open space intersect alley, statues, fountains and neatly planted flowers on the lawns. Landscaping - the one where it grows dense forest and the tracks are unknown hut on chicken legs. I liked the part of the landscape is much more of its mystery and romance.Gallery adjacent to the Agate Rooms and to the palace. The lower floor has an exhibition devoted to the history of the royal family, the upper gallery there are nothing but a covered walkway, decorated with busts in antique style. On this gallery she loved to walk the Empress Catherine. On the other side of the gallery is made of the slopes without steps to the park to an elderly empress did not bother walking up the stairs.Around the park are scattered numerous pavilions. Some of them were destroyed during the war and is still being restored. Another part contains the temporary exhibitions. The third part is simply closed.
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