They say that if you stay at the Hermitage for about 2 minutes next to each painting , life is not enough to see the whole collection of the museum. So usually I do not have any plans about what I want to see . I just wander around , stopping periodically next to painting which I like . The last time I was watching icons and paintings on religious themes . I was shocked , because these art had a huge appeal on me. You can feel some kind of power and mystery when you stay close to them and even if you stand with your back to any masterpiece , it's likely you will turn around because you'll feel an amazing power of these pictures.