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a life in architecture david fleming

'If you stand with your back to the door of the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, you will see one of the world's great aspects, ' says David Fleming, the new director of National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside. This is the Peter and Paul Fortress, whose founding in 1703 marked the birth of the city. 'On a very cold day, looking across the great icy expanse of the River Neva, the sight of the impossibly tall, gilded spire of the cathedral inside the fortress is astonishing. You ...

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