Photographer's Note

I discovered there were one or two images missing before I could consider my travelogue from our visit to St. Petersburg complete. And one was of course The State Hermitage Museum, housed on the banks of the river Neva in one of the finest palaces to be found anywhere. It is no exaggeration that even the Louvre has to make an effort to compete with the Hermitage. You can spend days discovering and studying new collections, and the entire museum is a work of art in itself. The grandeur of the place gives a small idea of the grandeur of the Russian czars. And hopefully this snapshot gives a small idea of the grandeur of the place. And this is just the corner of one small exhibition hall. It is the number of them - hundreds - that takes your breath away.
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