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A bit to the west on the island of Kotlin in the Finnish Bay

This used to be a closed off city because the navy is stationed here.
Nadja accompanied me and Vlada (right) was the tour guide.

The air was filled with fluffy stuff from blossoming poplar trees (topol). I called it "summer snow". In this picture you can see them as white spots dropping down.

Since Peter the Great was a fan of Germany & Holland he gave German designations to Kronstadt, Peterhof und St. Petersburg.

Summer Residence of Peter the Great at the south shore of the Finnish Bay

Baltic Sea in the background (Finnish Bay)

Monplaisir, building in Dutch style

Fountains everywhere, even behind the bench, to tease people. Therefore an employee sits hidden in the green box.
25. Jul 2004   Jürgen Bartels