Imperial splendour : palaces and monasteries of old Russia
- Prince George Galitzine ; photography, Earl Beesley and Garry Gibbons.
- London : Viking, 1991.
- Physical description
- 187 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 31 cm.
- Galitzine, George, Prince, 1916-
Russia's architecture and landscape are conveyed by both photographers in this photographic record. With Prince George Galitzine they have captured some of the more familiar sights of Moscow and Leningrad, at the same time giving views of some of the lesser-known historic cities, monasteries and palaces of European Russia. The architectural splendours of St Petersburg - the Winter Palace, Peterhof, Tzarskoe Selo (Pushkin) and Oranienbaum - are followed by Moscow's Kuskovo and Kolomenskoe and the many-towered Trinity Monastery of St Sergius, where the young Tsar, Peter the Great, took refuge from his mutinous guards at the beginning of his reign. The ancient sites of Novgorod and Pskov and those of the Golden Ring - Suzdal and Vladimir - provide views of the centres of early Russian history.
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- Publication date
- 0670835587 : £35.00
- 0670841439 (U.S.)
- 9780670835584 (UK)
- 9780670841431 (USA)
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