🇷🇺 I lived in St. Petersburg 2 years, therefore, I will tell you some interesting facts that tourist just hardly can know! 🤗 I would like to start with famous “Hermitage” 🏛 I spent days walking in this fairytale house and I have to tell you that this is the museum n. 1 I have ever seen!!! 👀
👉The museum is known to be one of the oldest and classic museums of all time. Constructed back in the year 1852, Hermitage museum is counted in the largest museums of the world. 🖼 It is full of masterpieces in art and culture from the ancient era to the contemporary days. So, let me tell you some interesting facts that will surely motivate you to plan your next trip to St. Petersburg!👌
1️⃣ Today, it houses not less than 3 million pieces of art and is highly famed in the world.
2️⃣The word ‘Hermitage’ is derived from the word ‘hermit’, which translates to ‘people who live alone’.
3️⃣The Hermitage Museum is the largest art gallery in Russia and is among the largest and most adored art museums in the world. It has 1,057 rooms in total 😲 It is believed that you will need to walk 22 kilometers to see all parts of the Hermitage ⚠️⚠️⚠️
4️⃣The museum is now housed in five interconnected buildings now. Apart from the Small Hermitage, the museum includes the Old Hermitage, New Hermitage, Hermitage Theatre, and the Winter Palace.
5️⃣Another beautiful part of the Hermitage is the Winter Palace ❄️ Many tourists know it as the main building of the Hermitage Museum beautifully constructed in green and white color. The palace was constructed for Empress Elizabeth, the daughter of Peter the Great.
6️⃣The State Hermitage Museum possesses nearly three million items of art dating back to the era of Stone Age to the present days. The collections of the museum include West-European art, Ancient Art, Primitive culture, Oriental art, Russian art and collections of coins and medals.
7️⃣🤣Another shocking yet interesting fact about the Hermitage is that there are about 50 cats 🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈 employed in the State Hermitage. Their main role is to protect the items from rats and mice.🐁🐀
8️⃣‼️It is believed that if spend a minute looking at each painting or other masterpieces on displa
We are making our way back to Longyearbyen when the first rays of sun gently touch the peaks of the mountains for the first time. Back to civilization, if this is not an overstatement. This quaint town is the world's northernmost settlement of any kind with little over 1,000 permanent residents. Thanks to tourism, the Arctic University and science projects, there might be 2200 people living here at once. You can be sure that all those 2.200 or so people living down there in Lonyearbyen are looking with much anticipation forward to early March when the first ray of sun hits the pavement in front of the city hall. There’s nothing as soft and gentle as the returning light in the Arctic. #RemoteExperiences#Svalbard#HurtigrutenSvalbard#travel#weexplore#findingremote
With how crazy life can be sometimes, it’s nice to have a place to escape it all, even if it may be for a brief moment.
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One of those bucket list type places. -
“And if these mountains had eyes, they would wake to find a stranger in their fences, standing in admiration as a breathing red pours its tinge upon earth's shore. These mountains, which have seen untold sunrises, long to thunder praise but stand reverent, silent so that man's weak praise should be given God's attention.” - -
- Donald Miller - ‘Throught Painted Deserts’