The Catherine Palace is named after Catherine I, the wife of Peter the Great, who ruled Russia for two years after her husband's death.
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Inwhen German troops took Tsarskoe Selo, the Amber Room was dismantled in 36 hours, and shipped to Konigsberg in a tawdry pretence at historical fidelity. As the Nazi war St.
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Further on in the Catherine Palace, the most noteworthy interiors are those in the so-called Cameron Rooms, the suites decorated in the St. Catharines palace escorts of Catherine the Great by her Friends Pickering Canada architect, Charles Cameron.
His penchant for classical symmetry and his superb taste for colour are evident in the charming Green Dining Room, originally fitted for Catherine's son Paul, and the delightful Blue Drawing Room, with its blue-and-white painted-silk wallpaper and superb painted ceiling.
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All visitors are Free mulch Calgary to follow a guided tour, which is in Russian unless otherwise arranged in advance. Catherine Palace in Tsarskoye Selo. Aerial view of Catherine Palace in Tsarskoye Selo.
Main entrance to Catherine Palace. Facade decoration of Catherine Palace in Tsarskoye Selo. Golden Gate of the courtyard of Catherine Palace.
Fence of the palace with gilded details in Tsarskoye Selo. Detail of Grand Hall decorations at Catherine Palace. Green Dining Room at Catherine Palace.
Interiors of Catherine Palace in Tsarskoye Selo. Replica of ball gown of Empress Elizabeth displayed at the Catherine Palace.
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