Rav - Amber - Bernstein
My visit to the Amber Room.
I have visited the Amber Room three times. This, inself, is not remarkable. What was special however was that through a good contact, I was allowed an exclusively visit the workshop that produced the impressive panels made entirely in amber, which collectively today make up the Amber Room.
I have followed the work since it was approximately 15% finished. The last time I was there was two days after the official opening of the Amber Room in connection with St. Petersburg´s 300th anniversary in 2003, wher the Amber Room was presented in all its splendour - the 8th wonder of the world.
Here I was so lucky to get acquainted with probably the world´s best amber artisans. I was allowed free photographic access to whatever I wanted during the actual work process, a privilege accorded to only few people and therefore why the pistures here are particulary unique.