The HERMITAGE

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Those who have never been to The Hermitage, especially the Winter Palace, but wish they had, or would like to go, might find this post interesting because I wanted to share some of the things I saw there. Yes, these are only SOME things :), because the galleries and halls with multiple objects of art and interior design are endless and it's physically impossible to see everything in this enormous museum in one day. However it's worth trying to see some and of course come back the next day and continue your quest.. You may learn many interesting facts from the history of Russia and its monarchs but also from the history of art and design here.

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The Malachite Drawing Room

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The Malachite Drawing Room

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The Malachite Drawing Room

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The Malachite Drawing Room

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The Malachite Drawing Room

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The Malachite Drawing Room

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The Small Dining Room

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The Small Dining Room. On the mantelpiece there is a plaque recording the fact that on the night of 25th October 1917 ministers of the Provisional Government were arrested in this room.

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The Small Dining Room

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The Library of Nicolas II

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The Library of Nicolas II

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The Bodoir

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The Bodoir

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The Bodoir

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The Bodoir

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The Gold Drawing Room

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The Gold Drawing Room

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The Alexander Hall

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The Alexander Hall

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The White Hall

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The White Hall

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Peter The Great Small Throne Room

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Peter The Great Small Throne Room

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The War Gallery 1812

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The War Gallery 1812

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The Saint George Hall

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The Saint George Hall

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The Saint George Hall

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The Saint George Hall

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The Saint George Hall

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The Hall of British Art

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Raphael, The Connestabile Madonna

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Leonardo da Vinchi, Madonna Litta

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All photos by Olga & Arek

3 comments:

Paralelo Longe said...

Olga,
The pictures are stunning. After seeing so many beautiful and rich pieces of art it's impossible not to be tented to schedule a trip to San Petersburg. How lucky you are to have been in one of the most, if not THE MOST, famous museum in the world. I guess it’s not possible to see all that in one day, is it? It looks really big and with lots of interesting pieces of History in it. The Golden Chambers are amazing but I can’t help to think about the differences between the richness of the Czars and the poverty of good part of the people. But History is made of these big contrasts. Even today it is still like that in many countries.
Hugs dear Olga

Wini said...

Wow, wow wow!!!! These pictures are incredible!!! So much beauty and history. I'm completely blown away!! Wini xo

Juanita Tortilla said...

Wow, all that luxury -- so much gold, and so much attention to fine details.