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Grotto near pond in Kuskovo

Grotto near pond in Kuskovo

The Kuskovo Estate, nicknamed the Moscow Versailles due to its formal French gardens, is a perfect example of an 18th century Muscovite country residence. The history of the estate dates back to 1715, when Tsar Peter the Great awarded the village of Kuskovo to Boris Sheremetev, a Russian general who excelled at the battle of Poltava and who decided to build a summer residence there.
The Grotto (1755-61) by F. Argunov was a resting/cooling place for guests on hot summer days. It is designed to seem like an underwater cave with its sea shell decorations and greenish color. Nowadays the Grotto pavilion has the unique collection of porcelain, antique ceramics, faience, majolica, glass, and crystal from the West Europe and Russia.

Photo taken on 2004-07-11 at 11:17:53

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Vivian and Peter Gutierrez Vivian and Peter Gutierrez
From: USA
Date: 2010-12-30 10:00:54

Great blessings this new years to you and to all of russia. The experience of the holidays continues to set in motion many questionable traditions. For many in the states it is a difficult time which brings sadness. when an over commericalized atmosphere creates images that are not real for all families. The important issue of christmas is being able to take time out to be grateful for what is in ones life. To pray for a better world where we can seek an understanding of one another. Primarily to assume that we are our brothers keeper, and we have a responsibility to serve those less fortunate than ourselves. I pray that as stewards of the the earth we become more concerned with the caring of the earth, each other, and all sentient beings in the next decade.
As for russia, My husband and I fell in love with her people and her beauty. Just shows you that 70 years of tyranny cannot darken the human spirit. My warmest wishes that the US and Russia can work together to collaborate as equal partners. I know our people can, lets hope our leaders can as well.
blessings!