Monday, 27 June 2016

Exploring The Mighty Hermitage Palace

Sure, the Hermitage is a huge museum in the center of St. Petersburg, filled with troves of masterpieces spanning many eras. Days of exploration and appreciation are the price of admission.

Bonus, the building complex in itself is a giant work of luxurious art. The Tsars knew how to build, and how to dripping luxury. Catherine the Great started the collection in 1764 and the Hermitage opened to the public in 1852.

Detail of the main building, the Winter Palace.

Joining the crowds, ready to gawk. The Raphael loggias.
Who wouldn't smile to live in such a place?

The palace is dripping with ornamentation and gold. And Large Objects.

A wall of military fame.

More rooms, more details to photograph.

And simply take in.

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