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~The Russian State Hermitage Museum~

The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia showcases masterpieces of art and Russian history.
The State Hermitage occupies six magnificent buildings situated along the embankment of the River Neva, right in the heart of St Petersburg. The leading role in this unique architectural ensemble is played by the Winter Palace, the residence of the Russian tsars that was built to the design of Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli in 1754-62. This ensemble, formed in the 18th and 19th centuries, is extended by the eastern wing of the General Staff building, the Menshikov Palace and the recently constructed Repository.
Put together throughout two centuries and a half, the Hermitage collections of works of art (over 3,000,000 items) present the development of the world culture and art from the Stone Age to the 20th century. Today the Museum is creating its digital self-portrait to be displayed around the world. Computer technologies enable the State Hermitage Museum to provide people from all over the world with wider access to information about the Museum and its treasures.

The State Hermitage Museum (front)

The rear of the Winter Palace

A class field trip

A tourist talks with a custodian

One of several throne rooms


The Coronation Carriage

Detail of carriage

Classic chandeliers

Intricate ceilings

Two views of the inside of the copula

An oil

Stained glass

A serving plate

The entrance gate

"The Poet and His Muse" (my favorite)

Vincent von Gogh

I believe these are also von Gogh's

Another of the throne rooms

A giant Egyptian gravy boat heheheheh

A mummy

Hieroglyphic tablets

Egyptian gods

Another god on a tablet

A mummy case

Another Hieroglyphic tablet

Greek or Roman god

A stone lion

This park is inside the compound

Two more views of the Hermitage from the Palace Square

Music is "Symphony #3 Movement 4"
by Tchaikovdky

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