These are the opening words on the State Hermitage Museum website, which means you can see room after room of over-the-top grandeur. Gold-lined molding glistening in the light from several chandeliers.
And artwork. Lots and lots of artwork.
A visit to the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia will take up most of your day — if you have the patience — and you just might spend a bit of time enjoying the large marble staircases and high ceilings.
I guess I’m a simple girl.
There was something that I couldn’t take my eyes off of during my visit to the State Hermitage, and it wasn’t the ceilings or the art on the walls.
I fell in love with the floors!
Can you blame me?
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