Photographer's Note

There are many places in Hermitage with a long perspective, sometimes one can observe multiple reflections, like here. Malachite is a beautiful mineral, deep green, it is relatively soft and takes a beautiful polish. Hermitage Museum, has a large number of exceptionally fine malachite pieces, such as the vases shown here. Some of the structural elements in the palace, like columns, are made of malachite. One room in the palace is called malachite room. It served as the drawing room for Princess Alexandra Fiodorovna, the wife of Nicholas I.

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Additional Photos by Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12035 W: 126 N: 30653] (143062)
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