“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.“
Ray- Where did you get the picture of my back yard?
Explorer of the Seas October 2013
Caribbean Princess July 2006, May 2010 & November 2012
Monarch of the Seas November 2008
Crown Princess November 2007
Celebrity Zenith November 2005
Enchantment of the Seas August 2004
If my memory is correct, the channel extends right down to the sea and this was how distinguished visitors would approach the palace. It must have been striking for them to see it from that perspective.
RCCL Navagitor of the Seas - Nov 26, 2005 (W.Caribbean) | Carnival Glory - April 15, 2006 (E.Caribbean) | Carnival Victory - Aug 21, 2006 (Canada) | Carnival Glory - July 28, 2007 (W.Caribbean) | Carnival Fascination - Aug 4, 2008 West Caribbean | HAL Eruodam - April 11, 2009 East Caribbean | Carnival Fredom - Aug 9, 2009 | Carnival Pride Feb 20,2011 (Bahamas) | NCL PrideOfAmerica April 16,2011 (Hawaii)
Depending on the statue, Dean would be anywhere from 60 to 30 years old. He "could" be a couple of hundred years old but the gilded statues were recreated after WWII as was most of Peterhof. It was almost leveled by the Nazis in WWII and has been gradually restored since then.
The statues on the side of this fountain were buried before the Russian retreat and then retrieved after the siege. You can see the discoloration if you look closely.
The gilded statues have been recreated.
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