The beginning of October is the best time to see the golden one in all its glory. Take a leisurely walk, rustle with fallen leaves, collect your colorful bouquet, make great shots.
One of the most suitable places for autumn photography is Ekaterininsky Park. Here you can not only enjoy the beauty of nature, but also admire the sculptural compositions, the architecture of the pavilions.
Take a look at the Catherine Palace as well, although there are usually long queues for tickets. If you manage to get inside, be sure to visit the Amber Room, which is not only considered a masterpiece of 18th-century art, but is sometimes even called the eighth wonder of the world.
The Hermitage, or, as it is also called, the pavilion for solitude, hid away from the central alleys of the park. Once upon a time, only courtiers gathered here. And now everyone can appreciate the interior decoration and the uniqueness of the lifting mechanisms that served to deliver food and drinks from the first floor to the second.
A favorite place for vacationers is the Big Pond. Several buildings remained on the shore from the 18th century: the Admiralty, where boats were stored, the Grotto pavilion, in which Catherine II kept her collection of sculptures. And on the island there is a concert hall and a marble column erected in honor of the defeat of the Turkish fleet. One day is hardly enough to see everything.
You can get to Tsarskoye Selo from St. Petersburg by train from the Vitebsky railway station or by bus from the Kupchino, Moskovskaya, and Zvezdnaya metro stations. The main thing is to choose a sunny day to enjoy all the colors of autumn to the maximum.