In the centre of the Scoop stands the gorgeous fountain sculptural group of Samson Rending, the Lion's Jaws on a huge pedestal. The monument was put up in 1735 to commemorate the Battle of Poltava. The jet (the tallest in Peterhof) spurting out of the beast's mouth rises to 20 metres. Large Image >
Sculptural group of the Samson Rending the Lion's
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The Sirens and the Naiad and Triton fountain groups stand on the granite sides of the Scoop. The rulers of the waves are blowing through sea-shells to glorify the feat of Samson the Winner. Large Image >
The Marine Canal connecting the Scoop with the Gulf of Finland is lined with a solemn avenue of twenty-two identical water-spouts. Large Image >
Two powerful white-marble Bowl Fountains are erected in the centre of the Great Parterres laid out on both sides of the Marine Canal Scoop. Aligned with the Samson, these fountains emphasize the force and height of the main spray of Peterhof. Large Image >
The western parterre Bowl was the first fountain put to a water test along with the Grand Cascade in the summer of 1721. The parterres are enclosed in the north by Two marble Voronikhin Colonnades adorned with elegant water-spouts.
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