"Return of Prodigal Son"; St. Petersburg, Russia
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1 Comments "Return of Prodigal Son"; St. Petersburg, Russia - 2010-07-26 21:32:30

Rembrandt is one of Q's favorite artists, and Q used to tell me about Rembrandt's painting "The Return of Prodigal Son"- he used to say this paitning was quite moving and inspiring. We were so lucky that we got to see this original painting (plus more other famous artists' works) at the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. There are more than three million works of art and artefacts of the world culture inside the museum. It was my favorite place when I visited St. Petersburg. And this museum is as amazing as the other two museums that I've visited before, The British Museum and the Louvre Museum.

(Photographing is allowed inside the museum except for the gallery of Impressionism. I know I didn't take the shot well due to a crowd of people rushing forward, but I am really glad that we have got to see some works of the artists including Monet, Vincent Van Gough, P. Gauguin, Renoir, Cezanne, Da Vinci- the museum kept their works after Russia's victory in a war; actually the Russian guide told us that their country stole these paintings from the war.)

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