The Winter Palace was the official residence of the Russian monarchs from 1732 to 1917 and is now part of the Hermitage museum complex.
St. Petersburg, Russia. April 2011.
The Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments constitute a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
3 exposures from a Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Canon EF16-35 2.8 L II on a tripod. Processed with Photomatix, Raw and Photoshop.
10s +/- 2, ISO100, f13, 16mm