From the May 1950 cover story, Beach Fashion: Two-Piece vs. The bathing suit at left is made of men's cotton handkerchiefs with knots at the side of the trunks. The one-piece was winning in (Nina Leen—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
The Peterhof Palace is a series of palaces and gardens located in Petergof, Saint Petersburg, Russia, laid out on the orders of Peter the Great. These palaces and gardens are sometimes referred as the "Russian Versailles".