Great Hall of Catherine's Palace

Uploaded: May 24, 2014 15:02:44 | Entered: May 24, 2014 15:11:31


This opulent Great Hall was designed by Rastrelli for Empress Elizabeth 1st, (daughter of Catherine 1 and Peter the Great). It is filled with gilded gold mirrors and the ceiling is a painting of the Triumph of Russia.
This palace upon completion was a baroque masterpiece and was 300 meters (980 feet long) and the longest palace in the world. In 2002 President Putin approved allocation of 140 kilograms of gold for restoration.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/40 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 1600, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 4.30 mm, Model: Canon PowerShot SX50 HS


Emile Abbott level-deluxe May 24, 2014

That is a lot of gold! Can I have a piece? #1574103

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe May 24, 2014

Excellent images and info Doc! #11051653

Phyllis A. Houghton May 24, 2014

:-) Magnificent capture of all the splendor! #11051705

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic May 24, 2014

Great perspective and lighting Emile!,
Amalia #11051736

Tiia Vissak May 25, 2014

well done! #11051807

Joy Rector May 25, 2014

gorgeous #11051893

Emile Abbott level-deluxe May 25, 2014

Thanks Jeff, Phyllis, Amalia, Tiia and Joy. #11052041

John Connolly May 25, 2014

An incredible room and great images Emile! I am still trying to get my head around 140 Kilos of gold!!! #11052121

Michelle Alton May 25, 2014

What a place...What a PHOTO! Is the room covered in solid gold? Beautiful work Emile. #11052147

Emile Abbott level-deluxe May 26, 2014

Thanks John and yes Michelle. #11052459

Nancy L. Green level-classic May 27, 2014

I have heard how grand these halls were, WONDERFUL color, lighting and DOF, WTG!!! <>< #11053197


Mercy! This is just unbelievable it is so pretty! And your capture of it is too!
A fave for me!

jo ann c. #11053347

Emile Abbott level-deluxe May 27, 2014

Thank you Nancy and JO ANN #11053360

Terry Cervi level-classic May 28, 2014

Yes, opulent is the word! How beautiful, Emile! #11053782

Emile Abbott level-deluxe May 28, 2014

you are right Terry. That's a lot of gold. Thanks. #11053874

Marijana Fajgl May 31, 2014

Outstanding place and captures! #11056980

Emile Abbott level-deluxe May 31, 2014

Thanks Marijana. #11057088

Emile Abbott level-deluxe June 30, 2014

Thank you Staff at BP. #11074138

Ellen Hodges June 30, 2014

Huge congrats on a gorgeous Fav, Emile! #11074840

Emile Abbott level-deluxe July 01, 2014

Thank you Ellen #11075300

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