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... family, the site of groundbreaking scientific experiments, and a forbidding jail that held some of Russia's most prominent political prisoners.
Today, the Peter and Paul Fortress is for the most part under the auspices of the St. Petersburg Museum of History, with a number of permanent and temporary exhibitions charting the various aspects of the compound's past. The primary visitor attraction is the St. Peter and Paul Cathedral, one of St. ...
... free time so we visited the area dedicated to Egypt and another area dedicated to Greece and lastly Rome. We saw paintings and sculptures by Da Vinci, Roden, the Dutch Masters and many, many more. The pictures can best tell the story. I believe we have spent about 8 hours in total and have maybe seen 20% of the exhibits. The opulence of the Czars is unbelievable! It is no wonder that the day of reckoning came in 1917. All Royalty was put ...
... was an absolute highlight.
More walking and back to the hotel before we enjoyed a local restaurant on the top floor of a huge shopping centre. Grilled vegetables, grilled chicken shashliks, a potato dish and a bottle of Italian wine. "napoleon" dessert Russian style, finished us off for saturday.
Yep, we are off on a walk again. The Russian Museum was on our list so sunday seemed ...
... by the Russians in the early 1800's. Directly across from the column is the Hermitage.
The thing that I liked about the Hermitage is the Winter Palace itself. The architecture was absolutely amazing. They had art from all over Europe, Ancient Roman and Greek statues, Egyptian works, Asian art from India, China, and Japan, and ancient Russian artifacts. I spent about three and a half hours there and went to all three floors of ...
... 12 years. Artists of the time created a special mosaic method in order to complete so many in such a short time. They painted the design on paper in mirror image and placed the pieces- tessarae-face down. Then plaster was applied to the back and they were attached to the walls. The paper was then removed. The joints were filled in by hand with spare pieces. The result was a simple mosaic, meant to be viewed from afar with limited color scheme. However, the mosaics on the icon ...