Where in the world?

Here’s a photo of a mystery city. Do you know which city it is, and which language is spoken there?

Mystery city

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10 Responses to Where in the world?

  1. renato figueiredo says:

    Saint Petersburg, Russia, language Russian.

  2. chris says:

    Technically, it’s in Petrodvorets, in the suburbs of Petersburg. It is Peter the Great’s Summer Palace, or Peterhof.

  3. David says:

    Apparently it’s actually called Peterhof. Additional photos here.

  4. renato figueiredo says:

    Thanks David for the clue on wikipedia. I Think Saint Peterburg is a very big city as London or Paris, so, using the words of chris “technically” it takes part of the metropolitan area of the city, even why, 6 kilometers south of the city it is nothing. Any way Simon’s questions are where the city is and what language, and this you and Chris didn’t answer

  5. Simon says:

    It is indeed the Peterhof in Saint Petersburg (Санкт-Петербу́рг), Russia where they speak Russian.

    The palace in the photo is the Peterhof (Petrodvorets).

  6. BG says:

    I think St. Petersburg should be “Санкт-Петербуpг” in Cyrillic.

  7. Ben says:

    Indeed, that’s what he wrote

  8. Simon says:

    BG – some Cyrillic letters look different when in italics.

  9. BG says:

    I thought it might be something like that (or that my computer’s coding was messed up), but at least now I know about the italics.

  10. Mel says:

    It is indeed Peterhof, and those fountains are remarkable – they shoot for several metres into the sky and are powered entirely naturally (i.e. by the momentum of the falling water). Another interestinf fact about Peterhof is that after WW2 when the palace was abandoned by the Nazis, the Russians discovered plans and printed invitations to a party that Hitler planned to hold at Peterhof to celebrate the successful invasion and occupation of Great Britain! I for one am pleased it never happened, but makes for a great anecdote if you ever go there!