A jubilee, in a certain sense.. 30 editions within a year or more.
On average - about 2 editions a month…
Today is Gatchina.
The Gatchina palace..
Monument to Paul the I is standing in the light a bit to the left.
Since Gatchina is situated quite far from the city (more than an hour by suburban train) and I didn't want to get up early, then upon the arrival it turned out that the sun was setting. Therefore the walk became the run in order to have time to shoot everything before the nightfall.
One of the paths of Dvortsovy park. On the whole, I've got the impression that in Gatchina they mainly accentuated the sceneries and not architectural constructions, which are not numerous.
Chesmen obelisk is in the foreground. Gorbaty bridge is in a distance.
There are no leaves already, rarely one comes across such exceptions.
The island in the right is accordingly called "Pikhtovy (the Fir)"
Representative of many small bridges over the rivers, streamlets and canals. The map of the park of soviet times agreed with reality very little as it turned out. A couple of times one could easily say: "lost the way in broad daylight" :-)
Gates into the "Menagerie"
There's forest behind them, which also relates to the park by the highest standards, but we'll not be going there or else the sun will leave us entirely :)
Portal "Mask" and the Birch house.
The latter one would greatly resemble pile of logs if it were not something like the door with a padlock in the middle (on the left in the shot)
The Venus pavilion on the island of Love.
There are non-assembled or the other way round - not completely restored railings above.
The ruin style :-)
Local crow is pacing the ceremonial step for the watering. Or to drown herself :)
The Birch gates. Called so maybe because they're situated near the Birch house.
Typical Gatchina scenery. Actually, I was advised to go in the late autumn, but probably not to such late extent..
This mysterious construction is called "Almiralty" on the map. According to Leonid Krasilnikov, - those are the remains of Admiralty since the wooden original burnt out two or three years ago..
..And the gates by it are accordingly Admiralty ones. Park finishes behind them.
Pokrovsky cathedral is situated right beyond the bounds of the park.
And on the way back let's go through the park again. That's how gloomily the Gatchina palace looks from the opposite side.
Beginning from next album it'll be snowing on our pages…
And the same as last year I'll try to do a special New Year's edition.