Built by an enlightened reformist …. sorry? Say that again! You can’t seriously be saying that this place was built by an enlightened reformist? Yup! It is part of the Peterhof – Peter the Great’s Summer Palace which in modern terms is about an hour from the centre of St Petersburg (as the architect of its conception, birth and building modestly called it and it remained until being renamed Leningrad and abruptly returned to its original name after Glasnost in the late 1980s). 576 more words
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Stirling, Scotland, taken on July 23, 2016
Wild flowers are beautiful but the company of a buzzing bee is the cherry on top, especially when it is cooperative and stays (relatively) still for a photo!
A birthday picnic under blue cloudy skies and the shade of a tree had me glued to the spot for the afternoon. It was a good opportunity to focus my lens on the surrounds and just as I switched the camera from monochrome to colour a charming little sequence unfolded around the deckchair. 81 more words