Lancaster Court Hotel
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... acquired whole collections from other private collectors and other Tsars added to the collection over time.
Today the museum contains over 3,000,000 works of art. It was said if you spend one minute, 24 hours a day looking at each of the works, it would take 5.7 years to see it all! Needless to say we do not have that luxury. Our tour lasted about two hours and our guide tried to show us the major holdings in the collection.
... Tsar Alexander II was killed in 1881. As we approached the entry, there were costumed people parading around, just like the look-alikes in Hollywood. People were posing with them for photos and paying them. (See photo).
I got many photos of the interior, including a ...
We started our day getting off the ship at 7 - we went non-stop after that! We started in the subway, which is 100 meters below the ground - each station has a theme - ours was sports and the artwork corresponded to the theme - the escalator is steep - about the length of a football field - it was clean and beautiful, but we heard that later in the day a guy on our ship got robbed down ...
... to explore. It was after noon so we had around six hours to explore and discover. Boy, did we make use of the time. Where we were staying you could walk in a few minutes to the Hermitage Museum and in every direction was at attraction we had to see. St. Petersburg was a treasure trove of historical and impressive looking buildings. We didn't get the chance to go into many buildings but the outsides were impressive enough. And flowing through SP were many canals that were pleasant ...
... Madonna and child. There were Rembrandts and works by Rafael and Titian, too. My favorite part of the tour was Catherine the Great’s Peacock Clock. It was a golden statue of a life-sized peacock sitting on the intricate, flowered branches of a little golden tree, complete with acorns. The gilded branches of the tree extend much higher than the peacock, which is the main attraction. Next to the tree, but still attached to the same base (which has little golden mushrooms and a ...