Marly Palace, Peterhof, Russia. Utterly charming building in the complex of buildings that comprise the Peterhof complex. Completely restored, this building was left an absolute wreck when German forces retreated from Peterhof in 1944. At the time, it was questionable whether this building could be saved. Dedicated Russian artisans achieved restoration. Russian restorers did a splendid job restoring the gorgeous country palaces outside St. Petersburg.