We dedicated most of Tuesday to visiting the Hermitage.
I visited it before with Rose and Yan and remembered being thoroughly impressed by the building, but not so much by the art. While I did find a few new art pieces to enjoy this time, once again the building itself outshone the collection. Perhaps the best evidence of this is my decision to dedicate a post exclusively to the floors and ceilings.
But first, some fairly miscellaneous photos
|A panoramic of one of the main rooms.|
|Better Door Knob|
|A candidate for my drawer pulls makeover?|
|One of the best rooms in the palace - it's a Baroque explosion of white and gold opulence.|
|A modest living room.|
|On the grand staircase|
|Dad, halfway up the grand staircase, who was very patient |
while I waited for the tour groups to clear out enough for this shot.
|Gate on the way out (with double-headed eagle, of course!)|
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