The Gold Building in Hartford is a downtown high-rise office building that
houses, among other companies, the headquarters of United Technologies.
But, by the standards of Russia's former capital, St. Petersburg, Hartford knows nothing about gold.
Here is just part of the banquet hall in Catherine's Palace, in the suburb of Pushkin.
The palace was nearly destroyed in World War II but has been
brilliantly (sic!) restored using original techniques.
And, as a bonus picture, regular readers know that I occasionally sneak photographs of
beautiful brides who get married in Elizabeth Park. This Russian beauty is shown
in front of Catherine's Palace.