Over the weekend, I finally made it back to the studio to do some stitching. I put together bits and pieces, and began working with this:
St. Petersburg - Final
After our morning at the Faberge Museum, the evening was spent at the ballet. It was not the Bolshoi, and it was not at their primary ballet auditorium. We saw Swan Lake, at Alexander Theater. It is an imposing structure, though maybe not, when you consider that everything built by the Romanovs was imposing. This was built by Catherine the Great, for her favorite grandson Alexander.
After the Revolution, the Communists kept it intact, and opened it to the public. wow! Anyone and everyone could now be exposed to the Masters. During WWII, all of the art was whisked away to Siberia before the Nazis invaded. There are photos of the people visiting the museum and admiring the empty frames, as an attempt at normalcy when they were under siege.
We arrived on a rainy day. The wait looked long, but once they opened, we entered quickly.
Work, Work, Work
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