A Thin Thread
of Destiny

A Novel
by Lara Prodan

State Hermitage In Saint Petersburg: Place To Admire

hermitageThere are so many places in the world which are worth visiting. Nevertheless, everyone makes their own top list of most interesting places. What is your main desire? It can be a beautiful city somewhere in Europe. Regardless of which place you want to visit, you should discover more about its traditions, and when you get there – just feel its smell and get lost in its streets. And don’t forget about museums and galleries. All the history is kept there. Moreover, art is immortal, and galleries give you the chance to observe the real masterpieces of all ages.

If one of the places on your ‘must-visit’ list is Saint Petersburg, then the State Hermitage is number one place for you in this city. The secret of its beauty lies in a perfect combination of the gallery and the museum.

You can see everything here. Numerous portraits, sceneries and still lifes – all these examples of beauty are for you. As they say, you need at least 10 years to see all expositions in this museum. Its collections occupy a large complex of six historic buildings along Palace Embankment, including the Winter Palace, a former residence of Russian emperors. In addition, the Menshikov Palace, Museum of Porcelain, Storage Facility at Staraya Derevnya and the eastern wing of the General Staff Building are also parts of the museum. It is one of the best opportunities to relax, listen to some interesting excursion and, of course, to have a date. Why not?

Observing different pictures and statues, you can get to know more about your partner. What is more, you will see all his/her preferences in art. One more thing you should do is to show Hermitage to your friend, especially foreign one. It gives you a great opportunity to show him/her the whole history of the world’s art in some hours. He/she will never regret, we promise. Finally, when you observe something beautiful and creative, you receive a good amount of inspiration for years.

State Hermitage was the first thing visited by Darya, Alex and Melinda, characters of the novel “ The Thin Thread Of Destiny” by Lara Prodan, when they arrived to Russia. It was a great idea of Nadya to show them all this beauty. And, without any doubt, they were absolutely impressed with it. Read about this and many more adventures of this unique family in the novel. It is gaining large popularity within the US and in Russia. Moreover, while reading it, you can learn lots of new things about Saint Petersburg and other cities. You will be absolutely absorbed in this story of one big family.

All in all, museums can’t be forgotten. There are many reasons for it. Maybe observing someone’s paintings you’ll feel a great desire to create something yourself. Why not then? Every piece of art has a right to exist. It seems that everyone should visit such galleries at least once in his or her life. Even if you hate galleries – try to look for something you enjoy while visiting it. We are sure, you will find it. Let’s become more intellectual!