Monday, December 9, 2013

Catherine Palace

Catherine Palace is a palace located southeast of St. Petersburg, Russia.  The main style present in the palace is the Rococo style. The palace started when Catherine I of Russia asked the German architect, Johann Friedrich Braunstein, to design a residence for herself in 1717.  The palace was expanded in 1733. In 1752, Catherine I of Russia decided she was unhappy with the residence and told the architect, Bartolomeo Rastrelli, to tear it down and redesign a larger one.  Over 100 kilograms of gold were used in the construction of the new palace.
South side of Catherine Palace

South side of Catherine Palace

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