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Archive for May 8, 2013

Postcards from Russia – Imperial Grandeur – Part 5

The Jordan Staircase at the Winter Palace

Taking a break from receptions and concerts, we went to see the State Hermitage Museum, a complex of former imperial buildings that houses a three million piece art collection. The Winter Palace, with its pale green exterior, stands imposingly on the bank of the Neva River, a reminder of long-gone Romanov glory. The museum’s many