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 Exterior - Hermitage Museum
St. Petersburg
, Russia

Winter Palace from Palace Square - part of the museum complex.

"Out of six buildings of the main museum complex, four, namely the Winter Palace (the former main residence of the Russian tsars), Small Hermitage, Old Hermitage and New Hermitage, are partially open to the public. The other two are
Hermitage Theatre and the Reserve House. Originally, the only building housing the collection was the Small Hermitage." -  Wikipedia (April 2011)

Rococo style

Russian double-headed eagle

Neva River

Photos and their arrangement 2010 Chuck LaChiusa
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