• Art report / Russia 2

    8 days ago - By Art With a Needle

    After they hustled us out of the Hermitage without letting us see very much art, we went to Catherine the Great's Palace, a 45-minute bus ride out of St. Petersburg. It's a palace - really big, full of gold trim and baroque trim on everything. From arrival at the front door to actually entering a room with something notable to look at took one hour. We waited on line to get in the building, then we waited to get little booties to put on our feet to protect the parquet floors, then we waited on line in a stairwell for a while to get into a big room where we staged up and waited for fifteen...
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