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Aug. 9th 2018 – St Petersburg-Hermitage

The Hermitage Museum is a museum of art and culture in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The second-largest art museum in the world, it was founded in 1764 when Empress Catherine the Great acquired an impressive collection of paintings from the Berlin merchant Johann Ernst Gotzkowsky.  It has been open to the public since 1852. This former Palace now a museum included painting by Leonardo DaVinci and Rembrandt..

On the way to the Hermitage we passed a site you may recognize.