Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia
Yesterday I spent a few hours in the Russian culture wing of Saint Petersburg’s massive Hermitage Museum. Sprawling through 6 buildings, the museum contains over 3 million items on display ranging from Egyptian Sarcophagi to Italian renaissance masterworks. I focused on the Russian culture wing which had many oils, tapestries, and metalworks. The exhibits I found most interesting were all contained in one long hallway. As I passed through the hallway, each room was a recreation of a room from one palace or another. It was one room after another of elaborate dining rooms, bedrooms, and sitting rooms. Here are some photos from the experience:
This is a tiny sample of some of the stuff inside. There is so much that it becomes a bit overwhelming even after just a few hours. Highly enjoyable!