Peterhof Palace in St Petersburg, Russia is a series of buildings, impressive fountains and well manicured gardens ordered by Peter the Great. It’s recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site for being ultra-fresh. It’s often refered to as “the Russian Versaille”.
The Plalace was smashed up pretty bad when the Germans invaded in the war, but it was also one of the first buildings to be resurrected thanks to loads of volunteers and the army. To say it looks classy is an understatement, by night however it turns seedy and neon. It looks like it would be a quick and easy job to pick up hookers and/or crack depending on your preference.
It seems paradoxical to light something grand in such a tacky looking way. I’m not having a go though, I think it looks absolutely killer. I am definately going to visit after dark one day.
Mother, avert your eyes for the next picture please…
It’s pretty cool isn’t it? Imagine if they started lighting up Buckingham Palace like that at night. The BNP would be in tears and Lady Di would rise from her grave clutching a fist full of glow sticks. Prince Charles would vomit until he was a shriveled husk and his two sons (whatever they’re called) would don Nazi uniforms and assume the LSD had kicked in. The Queen Mother would arrive, all zombie-like and start chowing down on the corgi’s eye balls for her supper. Then Heston Blumenthal would show up and cook them all in a massive exploding cake.
And if that didn’t occur, which is possible I suppose, the very least that would happen is Tony Blair would show up and do a smoochy little slow dance with Gordon “Golden” Brown in the fountain. I’m not sure which would be worse.