Imperial Splendour: The Palaces and Monasteries of Old Russia
Imperial Splendour: The Palaces and Monasteries of Old Russia by Prince George Galitzine, Earl Beesley, Garry Gibbons
Imperial Splendour: The Palaces and Monasteries of Old Russia Author: Prince George Galitzine, Earl Beesley, Garry Gibbons
Title: Imperial Splendour: The Palaces and Monasteries of Old Russia
ISBN: 0670835587
ISBN13: 978-0670835584
Other Formats: mobi lit mbr lrf
Pages: 187 pages
Publisher: StViking; First Edition edition (January 2, 1992)
Language: English
Category: Travel
Size PDF version: 1624 kb
Size EPUB version: 1568 kb
Subcategory: Reference




Russia's architecture and landscape are conveyed by both photographers in this photographic record. With Prince George Galitzine they have captured some of the more familiar sights of Moscow and Leningrad, at the same time giving views of some of the lesser-known historic cities, monasteries and palaces of European Russia. The architectural splendours of St Petersburg - the Winter Palace, Peterhof, Tzarskoe Selo (Pushkin) and Oranienbaum - are followed by Moscow's Kuskovo and Kolomenskoe and the many-towered Trinity Monastery of St Sergius, where the young Tsar, Peter the Great, took refuge from his mutinous guards at the beginning of his reign. The ancient sites of Novgorod and Pskov and those of the Golden Ring - Suzdal and Vladimir - provide views of the centres of early Russian history.