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  • Day62

    Pushkin Gallery-the Schukin collection

    September 1, 2019 in Russia ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    We started the day with a v nice buffet breakfast sitting outside on the hotel terrace.
    Then off to explore Arbat Street which we found was on our doorstep if we turned right not left. This is an historical street dating back to the 15th century.
    Queued up for the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts at 10.30am for an 11am opening.
    Finally got in at 11.30am and spent 2 hours slightly fighting the crowds to view Sergei Schukin’s collection of masters. OMG this man had collections of Gaugin, Matisse, Renoirs in each room of his house and then became obsessed with Picasso so bought more than 50 of them!! All of these are now displayed at the Pushkin and the Hermitage.
    We went for a quick coffee before heading next door to the European and American Art gallery. This was full of modern art and sculpture and not what we expected but still interesting.
    By now it was 3pm as we walked to Gorky Park
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