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Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Peterhof, the Grand Cascade

All of the fountains at Peterhof are powered by gravity and fed by springs from further uphill.

The tallest of the Peterhof fountains in the Grand Cascade shoots water 65 feet into the air, commemorating the 25th Anniversary of Russian victory over Sweden.
The view out to the Gulf of Finland. Because of Neva River and the fresh water flowing from the springs that feed Peterhof's fountains, the Gulf of Finland and the Baltic Sea are hardly saline at all, which is why they are able to freeze over in winter.
A last look at Peterhof...

1 comment:

Nona Parry said...

Well. This explains why we don't have fountains. There IS no further uphill from us.