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After long years restoration over the Menshikov Palace in Oranienbaum, located 40 km from St. Petersburg on the southern shores of the Gulf of Finland. It was built in 1710-1725 years by architects D.M. Fountain, I.G. Schedel. Elevation, where this great, overlooking the sea and deployed along the arc of the long two-hundred-thirty feet palace has two tiers of terraces with steep walls, ramps and stairs. Terraces are the foot of the palace and give the appearance of his monumental solemnity and an unexpected lightness. The building as it hovers above the shore. The main building of the palace has two floors. To him on both sides adjacent one-story wings deployed arc. They end up high pavilions - the Church and the Japanese.In the shot is visible, only the central part of the palace.

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