"Wealth of the Winter Palace" Hermitage Tip by travelingdanna

Hermitage, Saint Petersburg: 279 reviews and 544 photos

  Gold plating on the ceiling of the Winter Palace
by travelingdanna
 
 

While you are taking in the ridiculous extent of wealth displayed in the Winter Palace (Hermitage), keep in mind that the palace, like the city itself, was built at a breakneck pace by tens of thousands of poor serfs, many of whom died in the process. Petersburg is a "city built upon bones".

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Website: http://www.hermitagemuseum.org/

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  • Written Nov 12, 2004
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