Saturday, September 5, 2009


Main Entrance of the Hermitage via the Courtyard

Extensive information on the Hermitage can be found on line. This is marked as one of the most famous museums in the world.

Catherine the Great was a lover of art. It is noted in travel guides, that between 1764 and 1774, Catherine the Great acquired over 2,500 paintings, 10,000 carved gems, 10,000 drawings and a large amount of silver and porcelain to adorn her palaces. However, there is a great deal more to be noted about this magnificent historic site, so we encourage everyone to study more.

Paintings by Rembrandt and Leonardo da Vinci are noted to be part of the vast art collections here. Joe and I haven't toured inside. We are going to later and we're sure we'll have more to share.

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