Triton Fountain at Peterhof Palace near Saint Petersburg, Russia - Encircle Photos

12 Triton Fountain at Peterhof Palace near Saint Petersburg, Russia

The Grand Orangery was built during the mid-1720s as a greenhouse. Adjacent to it is a garden with a small pool and the Triton Fountain. The sculpture of the Greek god of the sea wrestling a sea monster is an allegory for the Russian naval battles against Sweden in the Baltic Sea. The turtles represent the fleeing enemy. The center fountain sprays 26 feet. The original statuary was produced by Carlo Bartolomeo Rastrelli in 1726. The Italian sculptor is famous for creating several busts of Peter the Great including the emperor’s death mask in 1725. The fountain was reproduced in 1956.

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Razvodnaya Ulitsa, 2, Petergof, Sankt-Peterburg, 198516, Russia

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