L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e ~ D o s t o ï e v s k i

L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e  ~  D o s t o ï e v s k i

Friday, August 11, 2017

The Rose Pavilion "Ozerki" at Peterhof - three watercolors by Luigi Premazzi, 1850

The Rose or "Ozerki" (lakes) Pavilion in the Lugovoi (meadow) Park at Peterhof was designed by Andrei Ivanovich Stakenschneider and constructed in 1845-1848, specifically for the Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, one of several lakeside follies at Peterhof that the architect created for the pleasure of Tsar Nicholas I and his family. While several of the other pavilions destroyed by the Germans during World War II have been restored/reconstructed, this one has not.


Most if not all of these photographs are dated circa 1890-1910.
A hand colored photograph.


The ruins of the pavilion today.

1 comment:

  1. The rose pavilion must have looked great all year, although imagine how lovely it would have been to have picnics out there in summer. Staff to bring food and drinks in baskets, small boats for the lake, picnic chairs-tables-umbrellas... Easy!