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Old October 5th, 2009, 12:52 PM   #1
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Hermitage - Biggest World Museum

Hermitage - Biggest World Museum

The Hermitage is one of the 3 biggest museums in the world of the caliber of Madrid's Prado and Paris's Louvre. The State Hermitage occupies six magnificent buildings situated along the embankment of the River Neva, right in the heart of St Petersburg-Palace Square. The leading role in this unique architectural ensemble is played by the Winter Palace, the residence of the Russian tsars that was built to the design of Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli in 1754-62. This ensemble is extended by the eastern wing of the General Staff building, the Menshikov Palace and the recently constructed Repository.
The Hermitage collection of works of art counts over 3,000,000 items, which are presented in 400 halls. During one visit you have the opportunity to see world-famous rooms of this museum-Gold drawing-room, Stage hall, Malachite Room, Loggia of Raffail and etc. On the second floor there are works by Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt and German, France, Flemish, Spanish, English, Dutch paintings. Besides you have a chance to join France impressionism or antique halls or art of ancient Egypt or Gold larder and Scythian Gold…

















































































































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Old October 13th, 2009, 09:39 PM   #2
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Old October 13th, 2009, 10:01 PM   #3
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I am speachless! Breathtaking beautiful and detailed! I must see that once in my lifetime!
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Old October 13th, 2009, 10:24 PM   #4
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I wonder how much this thing cost in today's money.
Anyway, is that all gold? And if it is, how much gold is there?
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Old October 13th, 2009, 10:37 PM   #5
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Baroque is not my favourite style, but this is realy stunning, just awesome!
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Old October 14th, 2009, 03:00 PM   #6
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I knew the biggest one was Louvre.
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Old October 15th, 2009, 01:46 AM   #7
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It's really beautiful and luxurious! (But the biggest museum I think it's Smithsonian of Washington)
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Old October 15th, 2009, 10:55 PM   #8
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I knew the biggest one was Louvre.
Until 1989, the Hermitage was bigger than the Louvre. In 2009 we begun work to expand the Hermitage, and he again become the biggest museum in the world.


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Old October 16th, 2009, 02:03 AM   #9
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Are you kidding me!? Its going to be even bigger? Oh my...

I love it. I'm glad its only 20 euros in marsrutka from Helsinki to the Hermitage
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Old October 16th, 2009, 03:25 AM   #10
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It's really beautiful and luxurious! (But the biggest museum I think it's Smithsonian of Washington)
The Smithsonian is the largest museum complex as it is composed of many buildings while the Hermitage is the largest single museum I believe. The Smithsonian has a collection of 136 million items and the Hermitage has a collection of 3 million items.
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Now I know why October revolution happened in Russia.
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I'm out of words!

Such a beauty and the golden details...

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Old October 18th, 2009, 11:57 AM   #13
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Old October 18th, 2009, 12:07 PM   #14
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I love it. I'm glad its only 20 euros in marsrutka from Helsinki to the Hermitage
I advise you to come now. Summer is very difficult to get to the museum. You can stand in line at the cash desk for 2-3 hours.
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Anyway, is that all gold? And if it is, how much gold is there?
The Hermitage has a very large collection of gold artifacts and precious stones. Wait. Soon I'll send photos.

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I advise you to come now. Summer is very difficult to get to the museum. You can stand in line at the cash desk for 2-3 hours.
Yes, I'm coming to visit next January! Were going not only to the Hermitage but also to the Russian museum, Mariinskij ballet, Mihailovskij ballet, some steel factory and the Baltica factory

Its gonna be great!
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stunning museum
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Ha-ha, just kidding.
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Old October 19th, 2009, 09:05 AM   #20
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This museum must be one of the best in the entire world.That is to say it comes right after the Louvre and the Vatican Museum's in the importance of its collection.
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