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  Changes There is a beautiful and elegant place not far from St. Petersburg, which is the famous Russian royal holiday holy place Orani Fort, which will provide tourists with more relaxed visual enjoyment and more leisure life, and it will be more reflected here. The colorful life of the royal family of the Russian Empire in the 18th century.
  Orani Fort was built during the reign of Peter the Great. According to legend, Peter the Great discovered an orange tree growing on the south bank of the Bering Sea, and named the village of this place Olani Fort (meaning “orange tree”). Peter gave the village to his jester Count Alexander Menshkov. The latter built the first palace here. A few years later, when Peter the Great visited here for the first time by boat, he could not get ashore, and it turned out that all the vehicles and horses were stuck in the swamps on the coastline. Seeing this, Menshkov ordered the digging of a canal that stretched a mile from his palace to the sea, in only three days. In this way, Peter the Great could reach the palace by boat. After the death of Peter the Great, Menshkov was exiled by the new monarch, and the ownership of the estate went to Peter the Great’s heirs, who converted it into a beautiful summer resort. Emperor Elizabeth redesigned the interior of the basilica and refreshed the building’s exterior. By the time of Peter III and Catherine II, several new buildings were erected. Later, during the Bolshevik rule, the town was renamed Lomonosov in 1948.
  
  Switzerland, Russia On a 10-minute
  
  walk , people climb a low hill and pass an artificial lake called “Pleasant Lake”, which is the road to Menshkov Palace. On the top of the mountain not far ahead stood a huge building, its skin was peeling off a little, showing a pale yellow color. Like many buildings on the mountain, this palace was also occupied by a research institution in the Soviet era. The interior of the palace has been converted into a series of offices, without the beautiful decoration inside. The only thing that is well preserved is the children’s bedroom in the palace. The colorful angels on the wall were still smiling and looking down.
  Leaving the palace and the “Pleasant Little Lake” that surrounds it, you enter the park area, known as Russia’s Switzerland. The part of Russia in Europe is a plain, but it is considered very unusual to have such mountains. Of course, this slightly raised hill is far from Switzerland, but fortunately, there was an 18th-century British landscape artist who planted plants that were completely different from the Bering Seaside. Pine and elm trees were replaced by a mass of birches and other less familiar trees, surrounding a winding path that crossed stone bridges and waterfalls into an open bright green field. Water transpiration can be seen in the air, and the sun recalls the rain that has just fallen into the sky. The rising humidity was mixed with the thick fragrance of wildflowers.
  
  China Palace In the
  
  distance , the tree-hidden building, with its beige and lilac brushed concrete walls, seems to be in California rather than the Bering Coast. It was the summer residence of Catherine the Great, the only authentic Rococo architecture in Russia today. However, the real name here is “China Palace”, which can accurately reflect the beauty of Catherine and her era from this palace. Every dark room in the palace is lavishly decorated, even a little too much. No two rooms are alike in style, design or material application. High-quality parquet floors, statues of artists of various eras and hand-carved furniture, and lace-trimmed silk in every room. Of particular interest are the two halls at the end of the palace: the Hall of Meditation and the Hall of Great China. The architect, in particular, seems to dislike the right angles in the room, which is best illustrated by the meditation hall. He tried to remove all the corners in the room, which is almost oval. The high-grade parquet floor matches the portrait of Venus on the wall, the graceful Eros smiles on the ceiling, and the Muses stand along the wall. This hall is more like the love nest of the ancient Greek goddess.
  The Great China Hall has a fascinating oriental culture, which makes people revered. Chinese culture was popular in Europe in the 18th century. In the center of the hall is a large pool table, and the hall is filled with Chinese vases, panels and other decorations. What is even more interesting to tourists is that the decorations in the Chinese room are not shipped from China, but come from The hands of Russian artists in the 18th century, what is even more incredible is that these artists have never been to China. They just created Russian versions of Chinese cultural relics based on the Chinese cultural relics in the photos, which shows the imagination and creativity of the Russians. They are not copying foreign cultures, but interpreting the cultures and cultures of other nations according to their understanding. Art.
  
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  On the north side of the palace, a mix of English and Russian-Swiss styles gave way to a more formal French design, with crisscrossed paths and symmetrically planted trees and hedges. The five-minute walk takes visitors to the pavilion of Coast Mountain, the only brilliant blue pyramid in the world. There is also Rinaldi’s work, built from 1763 to 1774, along a long straight path leading through the third level of the pavilion into the park.
  The two floors below the pavilion are storage rooms and a front hall, and the most beautiful three floors are the place where the royal family receives guests. Russian artistic elites and foreign high-ranking officials often come here, and the royal family is happy to meet artists and foreign ambassadors here. The ministers talked, and the topics of conversation were casual and casual, and when there was time, they could go horseback riding in the garden with the guests. There are three rectangular rooms next to it, one is the restaurant where the royal family entertains guests, which is still in use today, where tourists can eat a royal meal; and the second room is called the Porcelain Pavilion, decorated with many small rooms. Porcelain statues are all derived from the goddess posture in Greek and Roman mythology. The third room is the taxiway leading to the garden. All this leads to the Rotunda, which is adorned with a precious Fuchs marble floor tile. In the 18th century, this material was extremely fashionable, but unfortunately the craftsmanship of making this gypsum-based building material has been lost, and only Oranny Fort is the last place in the world where it is used.
  The model on the second floor shows the effect of the original construction of the palace, driving up and down the mountain around the garden with the taxiway. The latter two buildings were destroyed in the 19th century, when the site was an abandoned park. Catherine’s grandsons, Alexander I and Nicholas I, did not have her taste, and the money for rebuilding the pavilion was misappropriated by them to build a new hunting palace.
  Even so, the lack of tourists makes its wealth shine far above those other places of interest, and tourists are willing to spend the extra time in Oranny Fort for a fantastic view of the Catherine-era Royal Leisure World, which tourists think are worth it. value. In fact: it was her descendants who lost interest in the palace that kept its original appearance.

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