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St. Petersburg's most famous building, the Winter Palace, was from 1732 to 1917 the official residence of the Russian monarchs. Situated between the Palace Embankment and the Palace Square.
The Winter Palace was built and altered almost continuously between the late 1730s and 1837, when it was severely damaged by fire and immediately rebuilt.
The palace was constructed on a monumental scale that was intended to reflect the might and power of Imperial Russia.
The Winter Palace has been calculated to contain 1,786 doors, 1,945 windows, 1,500 rooms and 117 staircases. The richly decorated facades feature two levels of richly decorated ionic columns, and the parapets of the building are decorated with statues and vases. (The original stone decorations were replaced with lighter metal substitutes 1892-1902.)

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  • Copyright: Jenna Estelle (EstelleJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 53 W: 0 N: 119] (921)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2009-07-00
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/4.8, 1/400 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-03-16 9:14
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