Igumnov's House. Detail of the decoration. It was built in 1883 – 1893 by Nikolay Igumnov, a rich Russian merchant. Architect: Nikolay Pozdeev. Nowadays, the residence of the French Ambassador to Russia is situated here. Moscow, #Russia
The State Hermitage The Winter Palace is one of the most splendid buildings in St. Petersburg. Almost all the Romanovs starting from Catherine the Great resided there. The palace had hundreds of rooms; many of them were State Halls the interiors of which are preserved till the present days and open to visitors.