Friday, May 19, 2006

Russia # 302 (2003)The present Winter Palace was built in 1754-1762. First it was a small wooden house, then two centuries later it became a huge palace complex and became one of the largest and beautiful St.Petersburg buildings. It has all the elements of the Baroque taste: the combination of imagery and gilding. The 176 sculptures on the roof of the building accentuate the gravity of the building.

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