Tuesday, October 9, 2007

The Hermitage continues

The main feature of Palace Square is the Alexander Column, raised in memory of Alexander I by Nicholas I and symbolizing the defeat of Napoleon in 1812. It took three years to be extracted from the quarry on the Karelian Isthmus; polished in 1830, the 48-foot high column was erected in 1834 by 2,5000 men. The face of the angel on top resembles Alexander I.

Well, what can be said of the interiors that isn't more excessive than they are?

1 comment:

Nona Parry said...

This is clearly a monument to the philosophy "more is more" :-)