Wednesday, 30 May 2007

City refreshments



Another version of the fontain in Hermitage garden. By the way, the word Hermitage is of German origin and means 'a place for solitude', and such places were 'must have' for Russian aristocracy in XVII-XVIII centuries. Hermitage could be either small pavilion hidden in trees and shrubbery, or a kind of little secret garden, or a quiet room in the big house. If my memory is correct, Hermitages were designed for and used by women.

P.S. More photos on my extension site

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