Winter Palace (Hermitage)
Winter Palace
The Hermitage, built by the daughter of Peter the Great, Elizabeth. Formerly called the Winter Palace and now a beautiful museum inside the city of St. Petersburg.
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Another view of the Hermitage (Winter Palace).
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View of sculptures lining the roof of the Winter Palace. Click "1:1" to see the photo in full size, then move around while holding the left mouse button down.
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One of many sculptures, some carved in wood and painted, others done in plaster, inside the Winter Palace.
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Part of the beautiful main staircase inside the Winter Palace.
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Columns adorn the upper floor above the staircase.
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When viewed from certain angles, the paintings appear to be 3-dimensional.
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Chandeliers, now electric, adorned the Winter Palace.
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Grandma Bert's photo reveals the gold of a chandelier.
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Portraits
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One of the many beautiful rooms of the Winter Palace.
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Rooms had different, beautiful ceilings.
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Cherubs line the ceiling of this grand room in the Winter Palace.
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Paintings decorate the ceiling of another room.
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Yet another ornate ceiling.
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Grandma Bert and others from the Great Green Group admire the Green Vase at the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia.
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This beautiful gold piece is a clock. It still works.
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Bust of a Roman.
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A painting by the Flemish artist Van Dyck at the Hermitage.
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Young Man Playing a Lute by Michelangelo Caravaggio
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A beautiful view from inside one of the palace's upper floors of the so-called Hanging Gardens.
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A view of the canal flowing beneath the second floor of the Winter Palace.
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View from the Hermitage of the "Archives of the State Soviet" in old spelling.
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Street scene from the Winter Palace.
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A river view from the Winter Palace.
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Grandma Bert did some shopping at the Hermitage.
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