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Catherine's Palace, St. Petersburg

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Catherine's Palace, St. Petersburg
The residence originated in 1717, when Catherine I of Russia engaged the German architect Johann-Friedrich Braunstein to construct a summer palace for her pleasure. The palace was famed for its lavish exterior. More than 100 kilograms of gold were used to gild the sophisticated stucco fašade and numerous statues erected on the roof....Wikipedia
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Tiia Vissak
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    a wonderful capture!


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8/9/2012 1:13:15 PM

 
Reynaldo D. Reyes
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Thank you so much for gracing my gallery with your visit Tiia.


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8/9/2012 1:51:50 PM

 
John Connolly
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What an amazing building Reynaldo! That's some summer holiday house!


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8/9/2012 1:57:55 PM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Hi Reynaldo,Absolutely stunning my friend.What a wonderful building,I read about her while I was in high school.Seem like Catherine could never stop building!!!


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8/9/2012 2:13:58 PM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Outstanding capture and EOD capture. Beautiful!!


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8/9/2012 4:00:29 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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I have Russian blood in me, wonder if I am related? LoL Awesome capture!


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8/9/2012 4:02:09 PM

 
Nancy L. Green
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WOW!!! That is quite a summer home!!! I love your POV and the great lines and colors, VERY well done!! <><


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8/9/2012 4:21:20 PM

 
Lydia Williams
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WOW...quite a place...and quite an image...Beautiful! Love this one too!


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8/9/2012 4:43:30 PM

 
Amalia Sylvia Ms Arriaga Salinas
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Fantastic capture Reynaldo!,
Amalia


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8/9/2012 9:16:50 PM

 
isabel C. Zepeda
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Reynaldo

It amaze me the work and beauty of that cathedral,is really a
beautiful place and you capture it perfect,great job

Ysa...


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8/10/2012 7:13:16 AM

 
Stefania Barbier
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I went there when I still wasn't a photographer..l sigh, I so much want to go back... Gorgeous capture!


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8/10/2012 7:34:27 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Fannnnnn...tastic Reynaldo9! Absolutely gorgeous!

jo ann c.


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8/10/2012 8:58:57 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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What a magnificent image, Rey. I hope this one goes BP Gold for you! The details here are amazing!!! What a beautiful structure and you framed this perfectly...And that Gold on the roof top! WOW!

I think there are 2.2 lbs in a Kilo? That is a lot of weight! I wonder who has the job of shining it? Likely a team of people.

Great job! :D
-Laura :)


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8/10/2012 11:28:41 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Extraordinary structure, and marvelous capture, Rey! So much gold/money...for a summer house. Oh, well.
Catherine's attitude must have been, "Ya got it, spend it!!" And that German architect must have been thrilled with the assignment.
Your pov and composition manage to get so much into the frame. Terrific job!


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8/11/2012 4:15:41 AM

 
Phyllis A. Houghton
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Wonderful capture of a magnificent structure, Reynaldo! Makes me want to go to Russia!


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8/11/2012 9:47:26 AM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Phenomenal clarity, intricate detail & design, lighting, pov & image, Reynaldo! I,m with Laura on this one! GOOD luck!


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8/12/2012 3:49:15 PM

 
Lorna Shutter
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Photobucket This is fantastic, Rey! The colour, clarity and detail are out of this world! What a place!!! Love the repeating patterns and the intricate design of this building! ... and gilded with Gold?! Simply incredible! Hope this image is gilded with Gold as well! Excellent capture and work, my friend! :)


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8/14/2012 8:16:23 PM

 
Reynaldo D. Reyes
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Thank you all dear friends: Tiia, John, Bobby, Tammy A, Tammy E., Nancy G., Lydia, Amalia, Ysa, Stefania, Jo Ann, Laura, Mary, Phyllis, Patrick and Lorna for the untiring support and fellowship. Blessings to you all!


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8/15/2012 3:15:32 PM

 
David M. Montero
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From this POV the clarity and color are awesome. Excellent work Reynaldo!


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8/17/2012 4:58:49 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Wow, Reynaldo, this is a fave!

Debby


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8/18/2012 6:27:28 AM

 
Carolyn J. Connolly
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WOW, Rey - WHAT a palace!! SUPERB capture of this FABULOUS place!! :-)


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8/20/2012 6:32:58 AM

 
Wm Nosal
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Wonderful Image, Reynaldo!


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8/20/2012 4:25:11 PM

 
Val Feldman
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"A summer palace for her pleasure"...by the looks of this, it would take Catherine the entire summer to briefly walk thru every room - not that she would, I'm sure! Good grief, what a magnificent edifice - absolutely breathtaking in it's scope (you did a superb job with your pov here, Rey!) - a stunningly spectacular capture - well done!


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8/26/2012 2:39:12 PM

 
Teresa Moore
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What a stunning capture! Beautiful work Reynaldo.


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8/30/2012 3:05:27 PM

 
Heather Loewenhardt
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Your perspective and capture of this wonderful structure is so beautiful Reynaldo.


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9/14/2012 8:10:48 PM

 
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