The park at Gatchina was established at the same time as the Grand Palace, and its development followed much the same pattern as that of the building. Originally laid out by Antonio Rinaldi for Count Grigoriy Orlov, who boasted of his fine landscape garden in letters to Jean-Jaques Rousseau and used the park to indulge his favorite pastime, hunting, the Gatchina Park was developed further for Emperor Paul by Vincenzo Brenna, who added most of the park's stone follies and gave the picturesque wilderness a slightly more formal appearance.
(I couldn't decide what looks better in a photo like this, with a lot of green foliage - a softer, more blurred, image like the one posted here, or a really sharp one like the one I've posted in WS?)
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Oceania (5202) 2013-02-20 11:15
This place is so green. With trees and pond, it is a good place to relax.
Noel_Byrne (31654) 2013-02-21 9:42
This looks like a beautiful place, and you have a very crisp and sharp capture of it here. The bridge spills the water into the frame very nicely, giving almost a sense of movement!
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