Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Opulent

Russia RU-2484843 received 03-26-2014

Sent by: Kvantiki
From: Saint Petersburg, Russia
ID number: RU-2484843
Notes: If it seems to you that I have been posting a lot of cards from Saint Petersburg lately, rest assured, it seems that way to me also.  I think this is the last one for now.  This heavily gilt room is the Armorial Hall of the Winter Palace in Saint Petersburg.  It was designed in the late 1830s after the previous Armorial Hall was significantly damaged in a fire in 1837.  It was designed for official ceremonies, and was one of the palace's main areas for entertaining, as it is the second largest room in the palace.  

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