The largest lake in the world
  All the continents of our Earth can be found lakes, both large and small, both artificial and natural. According to preliminary calculations, their number is about 5 thousand pieces.…

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The largest lake in the world
  All the continents of our Earth can be found lakes, both large and small, both artificial and natural. According to preliminary calculations, their number is about 5 thousand pieces.…

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Journey: Gatchina

 

To AK if home sell! — said my friend. She had to leave the apartment on the street Krupskaya, which is surrounded by greenery, Orlova grove.

Actually, in the beginning of Gatchina owned by Peter I, and Catherine the great — gave it to Grigory Orlov. It was under him that the Italian architect Antonio Rinaldi built a Great Palace, not at all typical of the architecture of that time: instead of monarchical pomp — a simply style of a medieval hunting castle. No wonder so far Gatchina — a favorite place of visitors to St. Petersburg tourists from the UK. By their own confessions in the book reviews, the landscape reminds them of the locks of the era of Richard the Lionheart.

Maybe that’s why so fond of their local residence of Paul I? Becoming a Grand master already saginawtexas by the time of the order of Malta, he built in another Gatchina Palace — Priory, granting it the status of residence of the once powerful prior of the Hospitallers. But as such, the building lasted only ten years, and today more famous for the fact that is the only rammed earth conduit structure — that is, built not of stones, and blocks molded and dried earth that does not prevent him to be beautiful and exquisite.

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