WEFOUNDPetersburg and the Early Home of Abraham Lincoln: Artistic and Poetic (Classic Reprint)


Uploaded by associate-jye-afamasaga on December 14, 2011

Uploaded by associate-jye-afamasaga on December 14, 2011

St. Petersburg Card covers not only most of the top museums, but also some hidden yet worthwhile attractions, which complete the city's unique cultural heritage. Get free admission to over 60 Saint Petersburg museums, save costs and enrich your travel experience!

Uploaded by associate-jye-afamasaga on December 14, 2011

St. Petersburg Card covers not only most of the top museums, but also some hidden yet worthwhile attractions, which complete the city's unique cultural heritage. Get free admission to over 60 Saint Petersburg museums, save costs and enrich your travel experience!

Welcome to our tour of St. Petersburg! Here we will introduce you to Russia's greatest historical and cultural treasure, its "Northern Capital" - the famous "Venice of the North". Virtually unharmed by the 1930-50s period of Stalinist reconstruction, downtown St. Petersburg is crowded with splendid palaces, impressive historical monuments, tree-lined avenues and beautiful bridges. Although not yet 300 years old, St. Petersburg is a city crammed with historical and cultural associations and a refined air of mystery.

Just sit back, wander around the virtual sights on our tour and discover the unparalleled beauty of St. Petersburg, Russia.

Uploaded by associate-jye-afamasaga on December 14, 2011

St. Petersburg Card covers not only most of the top museums, but also some hidden yet worthwhile attractions, which complete the city's unique cultural heritage. Get free admission to over 60 Saint Petersburg museums, save costs and enrich your travel experience!

Welcome to our tour of St. Petersburg! Here we will introduce you to Russia's greatest historical and cultural treasure, its "Northern Capital" - the famous "Venice of the North". Virtually unharmed by the 1930-50s period of Stalinist reconstruction, downtown St. Petersburg is crowded with splendid palaces, impressive historical monuments, tree-lined avenues and beautiful bridges. Although not yet 300 years old, St. Petersburg is a city crammed with historical and cultural associations and a refined air of mystery.

Just sit back, wander around the virtual sights on our tour and discover the unparalleled beauty of St. Petersburg, Russia.

On May 16, 2014, the most spacious great halls of the Winter Palace saw the opening of an ambitious exhibition entitled “At the Russian Imperial Court. Costumes of the 18th – Early-20th Centuries in the Hermitage Collection” – a slice of life of the upper echelons of society, which served as the backdrop for many state affairs, historical events and cultural developments in Europe, where the personalities and idiosyncrasies of certain individuals were on dramatic display, and where Western European and Eastern influences mingled but never outshone the nation’s signature style.

The exhibition recreates the image of the Russian imperial court through works of art and household items. Paintings, graphic art, furniture, palace silver, icons and devotional items, insignias, ceremonial arms and documents help visitors feel the daily rhythm of the country’s main imperial residence, where the personal lives of the Russian monarchs unfolded, and where official ceremonies, receptions, parades and balls were hosted. Celebrations of state and church holidays – as well as milestone events in the life of the imperial family – these ceremonies symbolized the majesty of the Russian empire and supported its international prestige.

The overall impression of the pomp and ceremony of the Russian Court that so often dazzled contemporaries was largely achieved thanks to the opulent, elegant attire of the monarchs and their courtiers. This is precisely why the exposition is anchored by clothing and accessories that once belonged to members of the imperial family and members of the Russian aristocracy.


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