A grotto pavilion was invariably a feature in Western European regular parks of the eighteenth century. Most of the work to construct this Baroque Grotto was carried out in 1755–56 under Empress Elizabeth, but it was completed in the 1760s under Catherine II.
Nowadays the pavilion is used as a venue for temporary exhibitions.
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lousat (57704) 2013-03-07 9:04
Hi Jenna,very very nice pavillon taken from the best point of view,i like the green around it and the magic reflections below,looks a very peacefull corner,great quality of details and colors and exposure.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
mjw364 (3720) 2013-03-07 9:20
Great reflection shot - good exposure enough to keep the clouds in the sky because sometimes a camera takes the reading from the darker reflection and overexposes the sky but here it hasn't - great shot. Well done.
serp2000 (29242) 2013-03-07 10:19
Unfortunately I have never seen this Selo, I was in Peterhof only. Lovely composition with the reflection, attractive summer colors. TFS!
Noel_Byrne (7426) 2013-03-07 10:51
I'm really glad you posted this, when you put up the other shot of the column on the island, I noticed this in the background and was hoping to see it close :)
And here it is, in all its finery. A fantastic reflection of this little mini-palace, and in such a lush green setting. Great light too, it looks as if the light was bouncing off the grotto quite harshly, but you balanced it perfectly.
Thanks as always
tedesse (22124) 2013-03-10 4:17
Wonderful postcard from St. Petersburg.
Beautiful view of the Catherine Park, excellent POV and composition, wonderful colors and light, fantastic reflection in the mirror of water.
I cordially greet
delpeoples (45006) 2013-03-12 1:34
Hello dear Jenna
The symmetry here is the first thing that strikes me. It's a very luminous photo, the reflections are stunning and the image has been composed superbly. Thanks for sharing, have a lovely day.