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As our winter holidays are still in full swing here's one more shot with the Christmas and New year feel to it. I shot this tall Christmas tree at the Catherine's Palace in St. Petersberg and here you can see the central part of its majestic facade.

The Catherine Palace is named after Catherine I, the wife of Peter the Great, who ruled Russia for two years after her husband's death. Originally a modest two-storey building commissioned by Peter for Catherine in 1717, the Catherine Palace owes its awesome grandeur to their daughter, Empress Elizabeth, who chose Tsarskoe Selo as her chief summer residence.

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  • Copyright: Marina Sh (marina7) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 48 N: 1220] (8049)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2011-01-06
  • Categories: Architecture, Event
  • Exposure: f/4.5, 1/50 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-01-05 7:04
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