Goodbye (for now) Liden & Denz! Wow, where to start with! These 4 weeks in Russia have been fantastic, but my time here has come to an end and therefore also my blogposts. I have to take 2 Covid-19 tests, but if all goes well I will fly home on Sunday. I really have to ...
What makes Saint Petersburg the cultural capital of Russia? When I think about Saint Petersburg, the first thing that comes to mind are: the Hermitage museum, world-class ballet, opera and classical concerts. For people who love art and culture, Saint Petersburg is often at the top of their wish-list of cities to see. And rightfully ...
A one-take single 96 minutes sequence shot. 4500 people involved in the making of the film to present the viewer three centuries of Russian history. Russian Ark (2002), the monumental masterpiece by director Alexander Sokurov, was recorded completely in 33 of the halls of the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg thanks to an extraordinary ...
The blockade was both unique in the scale of suffering and resilience exhibited. We can never imagine what it would have taken to survive 900 days (including 3 Russian winters), on rations lower than those in the Nazi concentration camps of the same period. So how did the jewel of Imperial Russia survive the siege? ...
Cat Craze in St. Petersburg With the “International Day of St. Petersburg’s Cats” (Всемирный день петербургских котов) coming up this weekend, I decided to let my inner crazy-cat-lady go wild for a week. Without further ado, here are my findings of the lengthy investigation about pretty much everything feline-related in this cat-crazed city. Why is ...
Eight Things You Didn’t Know About St. Petersburg 1. The Lucky Cat Yelisei Looking for some luck? Make your way towards Malaya Sadovaya street (Малая Садовая улица) and look for a bronze cat sitting on a platform up over your head — in the eaves of the Eliseyev Emporium. Legend has it that throwing a coin to the ...
The Hermitage has opened its doors to one of the most famous and most discussed artists of the modern art scene: Jan Fabre. His exhibition ‘Knight of Despair/Warrior of Beauty’ features a multifaceted collection of more than 200 artworks, ranging from pencil sketches to a woman’s dress, made out of beetles. The exhibition spreads over ...
Die deutsche Version des Artikels finden Sie hier. Everyone who plans a trip to Saint Petersburg, will definitely also visit Hermitage. It counts to one of the most famous and biggest art museum in the world and it is a main part of the most important sights of Saint Petersburg. Hermitage is a former residence of Russian ...
A Masterpiece: Olympia at the Hermitage According to apocrypha, if you were to spend a minute looking at every singe item in the Hermitage, it would take you seven years to browse the entire collection. Its safe to say, then, that you don’t need any more reasons to visit, but here’s one anyway: one of ...
On Saturday, the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg celebrated its 250th birthday with a mesmerising 3-D laser show on Дворцовая Площадь (Palace Square), which detailed the history of the Hermitage Museum, and a special exhibition within the Hermitage itself. I went to the Hermitage in the day on Saturday to see what the museum ...