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Palace of Catherine the Great

** Palace of Catherine the Great
 
** Palace of Catherine the Great

 

Opulence beyond belief. Gold work: 100 kg used outside for gilding; 200 kg inside. 300 kg is equivalent to 660 pounds.

** Palace of Catherine the Great Palace of Catherine the Great Palace of Catherine the Great Corridor in palace - notice that door ways get smaller and smaller in the distance Palace church In the palace church of Catherine the Great Close-up - in palace church Tombs of royals in the palace church Private seat for royalty in palace church ** Palace, Amber Room: the wall are covered with a mosaic of amber
  **copied from a book published in Russia ** Upon closer inspection one can see the individual pieces of amber ** Bronze clock with porcelain flowers in Amber Room ** Amber room, detail of interior decor ** Coat of arms, Frederick I - Amber Room
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