Author Topic: War Damage of Tsarskoe Selo and Peterhof  (Read 164863 times)

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Offline Dwightzery

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« Reply #120 on: February 27, 2017, 05:14:51 AM »
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Offline Alexandre Mikhaelovitch

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Re: War Damage of Tsarskoe Selo and Peterhof
« Reply #121 on: March 01, 2017, 01:22:16 PM »
3 photos that I did not know before : Peterhof palace in 1944-1945 :

The entrance gate :



The ruined palace with gardens and fountains , with a german officer to the right. The Samson statue is always here , before being stolen by germans :



The church wing of the palace under the snow , during 1944-1945 winter :

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Re: War Damage of Tsarskoe Selo and Peterhof
« Reply #122 on: March 01, 2017, 03:35:21 PM »
I hadn't seen the first photo before.  You can clearly see shrapnel damage to the columns of the gate, and the burned out shell of the palace beyond.  My God.

Offline Akira Takiguchi

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Re: War Damage of Tsarskoe Selo and Peterhof
« Reply #123 on: February 11, 2022, 01:48:04 AM »
Nine years since I posted my first message here...   After thirteen years since I got my first Pushkin related color slides, this week I have acquired some new slides from Pushkin - to be precise, Peterhof.

So here is the Samson statue.  Color is apparently silver, reflecting sky and earth (so a bit gold looking).

http://www.history.jp/images/Puschkin-Dia14Acrop.jpg