Peterhof - Grand Cascade

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Peterhof - Grand Cascade

Man-made wondersPeterhof Grand Cascade

The fountains operate without the use of pumps. Water is supplied from natural springs and collects in reservoirs in the Upper Gardens. The elevation difference creates the pressure that drives most of the fountains of the Lower Gardens, including the Grand Cascade.

The fountains of Peterhof are one of Russia's most famous tourist attractions. The most famous ensemble of fountains is the Grand Cascade, which runs from the northern facade of the Grand Palace to the Marine Canal.

At the centre stands Rastrelli's spectacular statue of Samson wrestling the jaws of a lion.3ой It depicts the moment when Samson tears open the jaws of a lion, representing Russia's victory over Sweden in the Great Northern War, and is doubly symbolic.

The official opening of the fountains at Peterhof, which usually takes place at the end of May, is an all-day festival, with classical music, fireworks and other performances, as each section of the park's fountains is turned on one by one.

http://www.saint-petersburg.com/peterhof/fountains-peterhof.asphttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peterhof_Palace_Complexhttp://www.sntpeters.com/news/news-and-events/1448-grand-peterhof-palace-will-celebrate-its-300th-anniversary.html


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