tsarskoye selo
tsarskoye selo

Beyond the well-ordered gardens lay parkland that could never even be weeded, the so-called “wild growth”. The vast spaces of an ever-expanding empire could never be enclosed. Nevertheless, Catherine, in building the great park at Tsarskoye Selo tried to do with nature what she often did with her courtiers: attempt both to subdue and to embrace.

Hear Dimitir Segeyerich Likhachev discussing the parks surrounding Tsarskoye Selo. (RealAudio)

tsarskoye selo

tsarskoye selo

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