Thursday, June 7, 2007

The Hermitage

The Hermitage is closed on Mondays , like most museums in the world. But then there is the group admiring the Dutch Masters. Look how the shiny silk is handled on the reclining lady in the red coat with ermine. The Baroque staircase is a goldleafed splendor doubled in the mirrors and rather overwhelming. The 15 century majolica figure is pensive, pondering how the compulsive collecting of Peter the Great, makes it possible for us to admire all this. There are plenty of other museums, with tools, curios. Being two meter and three centimeter tall he surrounded himself with short people. The hermitage is sooo big that we didn't get to see the Gold of the Scythes, the modern paintings nor the real Fabergé eggs...

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