Chandeliers from Russia Poster 24"x36"

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Chandeliers from Russia Poster 24"x36"

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Surround yourself by the opulence of Imperial Russian Chandeliers, photographs of which were taken by me in St Petersburg, Moscow and in between. Stunning beauty for your home, ideal for framing!

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The Hermitage 1: The St Petersburg Hermitage Museum is the largest art gallery in Russia and is among the largest and most respected art museums in the world. It consists of the Winter Palace and four adjacent buildings. This photograph was taken in one of the many ballrooms and hallways.

The Hermitage 2: as above

The Hermitage 3: as above

Winter Palace 1: The main attraction within The Hermitage, the Winter Palace was the main residence of the Russian Tsars from the 1760s onward. Magnificently located on the bank of the Neva River, this Baroque-style palace is one of St. Petersburg's most impressive attractions. This photo was taken in one of the main hallways.

Winter Palace 2: as above

Winter Palace 3: as above

Komissarzhevskaya Theatre: Whilst in St Petersburg, we attended a special concert, during which I was summoned from the audience to play the balalaika! Thankfully, the conductor arranged my left hand fingers where they needed to be, and all I had to do was strum with my right hand whenever he pointed at me. I love having the photo of this chandelier as a memento of that delightful evening.

Fortress of Saints Peter and Paul: The first structure to be built in St. Petersburg, and thus the birthplace of the city, the fortress would become the burial ground of the Russian Imperial family. Including the remains of the last of the Romanov Dynasty: Nicholas and Alexandra, their family and their attendants. (For you history buffs, the mystery of Anastasia was settled 15 years ago with DNA testing. She did not survive, and rests now with her family in the fortress).

The Church of the Saviour on the Blood: This is one of many chandeliers in the exquisitely Russian Orthodox styled church, built amongst an otherwise European architectured St Petersburg on the spot where Emperor Alexander II was assassinated by a bomb thrown at his carriage in March 1881. During his reign, he had freed the Russian serfs (peasants, who were almost enslaved to their owners) and undertook a rigorous program of wide reforms, never before attempted in Russia.

Kuzino Palace: This exquisite chandelier adorned the main ballroom of a small palace in Kuzino, Russia, where we were treated to live music and dancing.

St John The Baptist Church Uglich: A mystery from the sixteenth century continues to shroud this space in Uglich. Heir to the throne, 10 year-old Dmitry Ivanovich was found dead with his throat cut in the palace courtyard. Though official investigations concluded it was an accident, suspicion fell on the tsar's chief advisor, Boris Gudunov, who himself would become tsar.

Bolshoi Theatre: The Moscow Bolshoi Ballet and Bolshoi Opera are amongst the oldest and most renowned ballet and opera companies in the world, and the main building of the theatre, rebuilt and renovated several times during its history, is a landmark of Moscow and Russia. I enjoyed this lavish venue as much as the opera Boris Godunov.