Trick Fountains of the Peterhof Palace (July 10)

Peterhof is a summer country house of the Russian imperial family modeled on the Palace of Versailles.  My favorite thing about the palace and gardens  is the surprise and trick fountains. Peter liked to take his guests in ten-fifteen pound dresses and powdered wigs on walks through the grounds where little fountains would suddenly grow to cover the walkway.  Or maybe when a gazebo bench was sat on, water would pour off the roof and trap his guests inside.  Now these trick fountains are the major attraction for younger visitors.  Some spend their entire day hopping in the water of a trick fountain.

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