Outside Catherine’s private quarters
Out of the main palace we turned right and walked to the side of the palace. This was towards where Catherine had lived in her private quarters. This was somewhere that we had not visited before.
The attached building was very modest when compared to the rest of the palace.
We walked down a gentle ramp for more views before we turned and went back to the quarters.
We learnt that Catherine in her later years had been advised to exercise to help control her excessive weight.
To this end a walkway had been added so that she could walk just outside of her apartment. We all walked to the end of the walkway past all the bursts of famous Russians and took in the views across the grounds.
I really enjoyed the opportunity to take images from the walkway over the grounds.
These were views that I had not seen before.