Time leaves its mark on us and the world we live in. Over time technical facilities of the past become part of the history of our culture. We begin to treat them with more emotions seeing in them more than just a mere functionality. Old equipment can tell not only about the technology of the past but also about the people who made it and the people who used it. Aesthetic tastes of the era have an impact on works of engineers which eventually become artistic objects.
This program tells you about the fascinating pages of history of technology of the Hermitage, interesting engineering devices used in the Winter Palace, the residence of the Russian monarchs, and other buildings included in the complex of the museum.