On the shores of the Gulf of Finland, in the Baltic Sea, about forty kilometers from Saint Petersburg in Russia, is the Peterhof Palace. This castle was the summer residence of the Russian tsars. It was named after Tsar Peter the Great, who wanted to compete with the Palace of Versailles. He even wanted to create a French-style garden, but that was without counting on the harsh climate of northern Russia. Historians doubt, however, that Peter the Great had never spent a single night in this great palace, he usually stayed in a more modest lodge located right in front of the Baltic Sea.
With the Covid-19 epidemic, the main palace was closed in March. Normally, 8,000 people parade through the throne room every day. Visits have just started up again, drop by drop, with a group of 5 visitors every half hour.
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