“Tsarskoye Selo”, Pushkin

The Catherine Palace, Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin

If you enter into the park from Sadovaya (Garden) street you can see the Catherine Palace (known as the Great Palace of Tsarskoye Selo). The one of the wonders of the world – The Amber room is located here. Unfortunately making pictures is forbidden inside the Amber room, so you should come here and see it yourself.

Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin
The Catherine Palace, Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin

The Palace Chapel (Church of the Resurrection).

The Palace Chapel in the Great Palace, Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin
The Palace Chapel in the Great Palace, Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin

The regular part of the Catherine Park. Aliens, welcome!

The regular part of the Catherine Park, Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin
The regular part of the Catherine Park, Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin

A channel crossing little bridge in the regular part of the Catherine Park. One of park sculptures.

A channel crossing little bridge in Мостик The regular part of the Catherine Park, Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin
A park sculpture, Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin

There is a tradition between students of a military school: on the Graduation day they nail their old shoulder straps to trees.

Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin

The Hermitage pavilion in the Regular Park (the Catherine Park) at Tsarskoye Selo.

The Hermitage pavilion
The Hermitage pavilion

This wing of the Great Palace at Tsarskoye Selo is called The Cameron Gallery Ensemble (the Cameron Thermae) by its architect name.

The Cameron Gallery Ensemble
The Cameron Gallery Ensemble
The Cameron Gallery Ensemble

These building marked the boundary between the regular and landscape parts of the Catherine Park.

the Catherine Park
the Catherine Park

The Grotto pavilion on the bank of the Great Pond in the Catherine Park is used as a venue for temporary exhibitions.

The Grotto pavilion
The Grotto pavilion
The Grotto pavilion
The Grotto pavilion

The Turkish Bath.

The Turkish Bath.
The Turkish Bath.
The great pond, Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin

The complex of three pavilions that has long been known as the Admiralty. Two brick towers known as the Birdhouses or Aviaries. Water birds (ducks and swans) used to be kept in them.

Admiralty, Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin
Admiralty, Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin

The Marble or Palladian Bridge, also known as the Siberian Marble Gallery.

Siberian Marble Gallery, Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin
Siberian Marble Gallery, Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin

The landscape part of the Catherine Park has an area of 70 hectares.

Landscape park, Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin
Landscape park, Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin

The Red or Turkish Cascade was built in order to prevent the new ponds from drying out.

the Red or Turkish Cascade, Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin
the Red or Turkish Cascade, Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin

This pavilion known is named Creaking – or Chinese – Summer-House because of its weathervane in the form of a Chinese banner that creaks loudly as it turns with the wind.

The Creaking Summer-House
, Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin
The Creaking Summer-House
, Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin
The Creaking Summer-House
, Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin

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