The CATHERINE PALACE St Petersburg Russia ~ Although the palace is popularly associated with Catherine II ("The Great"), she actually regarded its "whipped cream" architecture as old-fashioned. It was originally built in 1717 for Catherine I, the 2nd wife of Peter The Great, as her summer palace.

The CATHERINE PALACE St Petersburg Russia ~ Although the palace is popularly associated with Catherine II ("The Great"), It was originally built in 1717 for Catherine I, the wife of Peter The Great, as her summer palace.

Door in the Dalai Lama's old summer palace, Tibet. ~via Raphael Bick, Flickr

Ornate door in the Dalai Lamas old Summer Palace - Tibet, China - this would fit on my 'Colors' board as well, but since it's a door.

A temple in the ruins of the Old Summer Palace, Beijing, China, circa 1860. | In #China? Try www.importedFun.com for award winning #kid's #science |

The palace of shame that makes China angry

A temple in the ruins of the Old Summer Palace, Beijing, China, circa

The Summer Palace - Beijing - China  Google Image Result for http://www.chinatoday.com/travel/china_travel_pictures/summer.palace.front.jpg

The Summer Palace, Beijing, China. The palace complex suffered two major…

Black and white impression: Old Summer Palace. (Actually the final ruin by ourself ) .

Black and white impression: Old Summer Palace. Beijing (Actually the final ruin left by the British ) .

Old Summer Palace (Yuanmingyuan/ Imperial Garden), Beijing before it was burned down during the 2nd Opium War

Old Summer Palace (Yuanmingyuan/ Imperial Garden), Beijing before it was burned down during the Opium War

Ruins of the Old Summer Palace: the Observatory of Distant Oceans is supposedly the palace built for the Fragrant Concubine

Ruins of the Old Summer Palace: the Observatory of Distant Oceans is supposedly the palace built for the Fragrant Concubine

Emperor’s Private Residence, the summer palace 圆明园

Emperor’s Private Residence, the summer palace 圆明园

Summer Palace, Nikko Japan    A corridor in the old Summer Palace of the Japanese Emperor. Traditional Japanese decor at its finest, literally.

Summer Palace, Nikko Japan A corridor in the old Summer Palace of the Japanese Emperor. Traditional Japanese decor at its finest, literally.

Beijing Private Garden Day Tour of Summer Palace and Old Summer Palace If you want a super relaxing ,historical and enjoyable tour in Beijing, going to the Summer Palace and the Old Summer Palace is a must. These two sites greatly influence Chinese horticulture and landscape with their famous natural views and cultural interests. Summer Palace has long been recognized as 'The Museum of Royal Gardens', and the Old Summer Palace was known as "Gardens of Gardens".  Come...

If you want a super relaxing ,historical and enjoyable tour in Beijing, going to the Summer Palace and the Old Summer Palace is a must. These two sites greatly influence Chinese horticulture and landscape with their famous natural views and cult

Ruins of the Old Summer Palace in Beijing

R Todd King: China Photos 2004 - Beijing old summer palace

Labyrinth Maze Garden, Yuan Ming YuanPark, Old Summer Palace, Beijing, China

Labyrinth Maze Garden, Yuan Ming YuanPark, Old Summer Palace, Beijing, China

Left-back Benjamin Mendy is the world's most expensive defender  Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy has ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.  The 23-year-old left-back suffered the injury in the first half of the 5-0 Premier League win over Crystal Palace on Saturday. Mendy became the world's most expensive defender in the summer after joining City from Monaco for 52m. The France international will see a specialist in Barcelona and have surgery on Friday. "Bad news…

Left-back Benjamin Mendy is the world's most expensive defender Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy has ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. The 23-year-old left-back suffered the injury in the first half of the 5-0 Premier League win over Crystal Palace on Saturday. Mendy became the world's most expensive defender in the summer after joining City from Monaco for 52m. The France international will see a specialist in Barcelona and have surgery on Friday. "Bad news…

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