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Peterhof: Lower Gardens - Петергоф: Нижний парк

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Hidden : 09/19/2012
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Small cache in Peterhof, near the Labyrinth fountain. Access to the park is paid.

[EN] The expanse of the Lower Gardens is designed in the formal style of French formal gardens of the 17th century. Although many trees are overgrown, in the recent years the formal clipping along the many allees has resumed in order to restore the original appearance of the garden. The many fountains located here exhibit an unusual degree of creativity. One of the most notable designs is entitled 'The Sun'. A disk radiating water jets from its edge creates an image of the sun's rays, and the whole structure rotates about a vertical axis so that the direction in which the "sun" faces is constantly changing. Several fountains are designed with the specific purpose of soaking visitors. Two take the form of gangly trees rigged with jets that activate when someone approaches. Another, disguised as an umbrella with a circular bench set around the stem, drops a curtain of water from its rim when someone enters to take a seat. The same bluff that provides a setting for the Grand Cascade houses two other, very different cascades. West of the Grand Palace is the Golden Mountain, decorated with marble statuary that contrasts with the riotous gilded figures of the Grand Cascade. To the east is the Chess Mountain, a broad chute whose surface is tiled black and white like a chessboard. The most prominently positioned fountains of Peterhof are 'Adam' and 'Eve'. They occupy symmetric positions on either side of the Sea Channel, each at the conjunction of eight paths.
Source: Wikipedia
[RU] Регулярный Нижний парк, в плане представляющий собой удлиненный треугольник, имеет площадь около 102 гектаров. Парк растянулся с запада на восток вдоль кромки берега Финского залива на 2,5 километров, в то время как его протяженность с юга на север составляет всего 500 метров. Парк состоит из трех взаимосвязанных частей. Это центральный, западный и восточный ансамбли. Каждый из них состоит из самостоятельных небольших ансамблей.
Основа планировки парка — две системы лучевых аллей (направления север-юг и запад-восток), пересекающихся друг с другом. Все основные аллеи Нижнего парка или выходят к заливу, или заканчиваются фонтаном. В планировке четко соблюдается принцип симметрии. Центральная ось — это Большой каскад и Морской канал. На равном расстоянии от оси находятся фонтаны «Адам» и «Ева», каскады «Шахматная гора» и «Золотая гора», дворец Монплезир и павильон Эрмитаж.
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