Topic: Winter Palace
Visitors to the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg will be pleased to learn that the grand staircase entrance to the former Winter Palace has received a much needed facelift.
Specialists renewed marble decorations and sculptures, managing to preserve the old gilding of decorative components.
The lighting of the staircase proved to be one of the most challenging tasks for architects.
The entrance to the building appearance now resembles the architectural concept dating back to its 1830s original.
07 March, 2011