Peterhof: closing of fountains - the main holiday of the St. Petersburg autumn
Autumn in St. Petersburg has its own distinctivefeatures. The most characteristic and expected in recent years was an event occurring in one of the suburban residences of the royal family called Peterhof. Closure of fountains here is an annual celebration, which has become the object of pilgrimage of tourists from all over the world.
A beautiful holiday of autumn
Previously, the fact of closure was always filled with sadness,although visiting parks became free, and hand-held squirrels simply overpowered rare visitors. Peterhof itself is extremely beautiful, but its treasury, of course, is the only one of its kind fountains.
And now the authorities of this administrative unitturned the suggestive pre-winter yearning event into a wonderful holiday, which Peterhof always deserved. Closure of fountains every year more and more turns into a colorful extravaganza, eagerly awaited by residents and guests of the northern capital. After all, no matter how good the laser shows accompanying the Olympics and sports days, the following performances will be even better.
Naturally, the closing of the fountains in Peterhof 2013 was the most vivid and advanced in comparison with previous seasons.
But the main distinguishing feature of the 2013 holidayyear was that he was all about the 400th anniversary of the Romanov dynasty from the beginning to the end, thanks to which, in fact, Peterhof emerged and achieved its perfection and wealth.
Dedication to the house of the Romanovs
Multimedia show told about eachthe reigning representative of the Romanovs separately and about the achievements of this glorious dynasty in building the Russian state. As is known, by 1913 the Russian Empire was one of the world's leading powers.
The heart of the park fountains is the Grand Cascade. Here the performance began, an unusually rejuvenated old Peterhof. The closing of the fountains was the apotheosis of the summer season. A water extravaganza, each jet flowing into the sky was accompanied by pyrotechnic or laser illumination. Immediately there was a theatrical costume action, which carries the audience in the era of crinolines and wigs. Multimedia show, projected on the walls of the Grand Palace, showed viewers the history of the reign of the Romanov dynasty.
The hosts of the holiday, it seems, provided everything,even the performance of brass bands, which precedes the main show. The various highlights of the 64 Grand Cascade fountains, merging together, represented an amazing color scheme, leaving no one in the shadow of 255 bronze statues.
Magic farewell in autumn 2013
The main magic began with the arrival of darkness andlasted 45 minutes, making participants tens of thousands of spectators. Thus, the fountains of Peterhof, closing the season of their work, are on a par with the most brilliant festivities held on the territory of Russia.
Year after year the holiday is gaining strength, acquirespopularity and popularity in different parts of the world. Many are trying to travel to St. Petersburg to coincide with the event, which added attractiveness to the "capital of fountains", whose name is Peterhof. Closure of fountains is a spectacle that will surpass all expectations and become unforgettable.