Monday, October 11, 2010

St. Petersburg: The Hermitage

In case you didn't notice, we enjoy photos... a lot. In fact, there are so many photos of our last day in St. P's we'll be showing them in TWO posts because there is just too much to share!

The Hermitage is one of the worlds' oldest and biggest museums. It is truly incredible. If you looked at every single item in this museum for just a few seconds, you would spend 9 YEARS walking through. And walking through every single room is about a 10k. Considering we spent about 3 hours in there and didn't even make it to the 3rd floor we maybe saw .09% of all there was to see.

This was the courtyard where we lined up. We got there 30 minutes early and were still a little bit back in the line! 

Our first stop was the Egyptian room.

My question is... who decides which museums get which stuff? How do they decide?

Our next stop was the Classical Antiquities. 
Sooooooooo many statues.

I loved these ceilings!

Well hello giant birdbath!

The statues are just so impressive! How they can do those curls and make it look so life like.. so incredible.

DaVinci... no big deal. :)

The armory room... the boys found it fascinating. Miia and I sat down after 5 minutes.

Hey little boy! Why don't you put on this full set of armor and go into battle?

Ok and seriously how sweet is the little eye patch hinge on the helmet!?

And probably some of the coolest helmets... EVER. Fierce.

After this we were all pretty wiped out, but we still had The Winter Palace to check out...
stay tuned!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We saw this last year and were amazed by the vastness of what we saw