An entire day must be dedicated solely to Peterhof. If one doesn’t quite understand luxurious living, Peter the Great‘s private retreat would be the perfect way to explore the idea. The building houses some of the world’s first porcelain in the China room along with other fantastic works of art. Visitors aren’t allowed to halt along the moving queue which glances at the rooms where Russian royalty lived making the experience much like the ice cream that melts but gives oh-so-much joy.
Once out of the building, you feel immediately the blast of cold wind from the Gulf of Finland. And you turn your gaze to the Grand Cascade that the Royal family used to impress their visitors.
You can’t help but be a little impressed yourself. More by the centre piece in the many fountains, where a man can be seen taming a ferocious lion, a man that one assumes must be Peter.