Thread: Western Russia
View Single Post
Old 07-01-2014, 12:21 PM   #66
Rango's Avatar
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: Kingdom of Belgium
Oddometer: 1,201
Very nice report. Really interesting to see those memorials, and your perspective.

Peterhof, after Versailles. All those elaborate french gardens in Europe were gravity fed. Labor was cheap. But I remember a story from Versailles that these fountains were only used on special occasions and servants ran up front to start the flow and closed it after the party had strolled by to save water.
Moriunt omnes pauci vivunt
Rango is offline   Reply With Quote