Monplaisir was the first structure built on the property that would evolve into today’s expansive Peterhof Palace. Finished in 1723, this summer retreat was modest yet loved by Peter I. Its name means “my pleasure.” On the left is Seaf Fountain. This central pool with a 15 foot water spray was designed by Nicola Michetti and became operational in the same year as the Great Summer Palace. In the southeast section of Monplaisir Garden (right) is the statue Faun with Kid. The early 19th century bronze sculpture copies the original created during the Hellenistic period (323 to 31 BC). It portrays a satyr from Roman mythological (human male with legs, horns and tail of a goat) carrying an infant goat. This is one of four Cloche Fountains in the former emperor’s garden.