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Discussions about Other Imperial Palaces => Tsarskoe Selo Palaces => Topic started by: Angie_H on September 30, 2004, 03:52:33 PM

Title: Catherine Palace
Post by: Angie_H on September 30, 2004, 03:52:33 PM
This might seem like a silly question  :-[. As we all know the Imperial Family lived in the Alexander Palace at Tsarkoe Selo. During all that time was the Catherine Palace empty? Was it ever used? Did other members of the Imperial family live in it?
Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: BobG on September 30, 2004, 04:37:20 PM
Maria Pavlovna (GD Paul's Daughter) says in "The Education of a Princess" that her family stayed in the Catherine Palace when in Tsarskoe Selo, and I believe I have read about others staying there too.
Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: Angie_H on September 30, 2004, 04:47:41 PM
Bob I read that too! But I thought GD Paul had his own home on the grounds of Tsarkoe Selo.
Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: leanora on October 01, 2004, 03:00:08 PM
Hi, ;)

The GD Paul was given a suite of rooms in the Catherine palace at Tsarskoe Selo when he became Commander of the imperial Horse in the early 1890's, just after marrying Alexandra of greece.

I think GD Paul lived there a few years, even after his wife's death. It's only after being dismissed because of his relationship with Olga Pistolkors than he left the country and went to paris. When he returned, he went to live with his family on the English Quay in St petersburg.

I don't know if others members of the Imperial family had lived in the Catherine palace during this time.   ???
I don't think they liked very much this estate except for its beautiful gardens and the wonderful walks and rides they were able to do on it.
Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: brnbg aka: liljones1968 on November 26, 2004, 06:15:57 AM
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i believe the grand duke Pavl Aleksandrovich occupied a suite of rooms on the ground floor of this (the left) wing.   however, i'm not sure which rooms they were.
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Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: Dominic_Albanese on November 26, 2004, 08:19:30 AM
GD Paul built his own home in Tsarskoye Selo.  I think it has been discussed here before.

Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: brnbg aka: liljones1968 on November 26, 2004, 07:08:16 PM
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GD Paul built his own home in Tsarskoye Selo.  I think it has been discussed here before.



yes he did, but that was around the time he returned from exile, right?   it was a home for he & princess paley.

prior to that (before his exile), he stayed in the main palace.    
Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: Dominic_Albanese on November 26, 2004, 07:14:27 PM
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yes he did, but that was around the time he returned from exile, right?   it was a home for he & princess paley.

prior to that (before his exile), he stayed in the main palace.    


Your right - by the way - your pictures are GREAT.  Mind if I ask where you get them?  You must have a great imperial russian archive.

thanks again for all the great pictures.

dca
Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: brnbg aka: liljones1968 on November 26, 2004, 08:35:39 PM
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thanks very much.     i've been collecting photographs, books, floorplans etc. for years.    i have around 3500 images (in various forms).    i'm glad y'all like them  ;D
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Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: londo954 on November 29, 2004, 10:11:32 PM
Hey....Do you have any illustrations of Cameron's Fifth apartment (Catherine's Bedrrom, Silver Study, Mirror Study etc)????
Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: Yoyo on November 30, 2004, 04:55:27 PM
The Catherine Palace was used a hospital in WWI. On which floor were the hospital rooms?
Yoyo
Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: Maria_Romanov_fan on December 11, 2004, 03:27:16 PM
Hey everyone! Can anyone get anymore palace floorplans? Thanks for yours brnbg!
Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: gem_10 on December 26, 2004, 02:26:45 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v614/lunarmaiden10/CatherinePalace.jpg)


I was just wondering... Is it the Catherine Palace that appeared in the animated movie "Anastasia"?
Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: londo954 on December 26, 2004, 09:51:38 PM
I would agree the Palace they used as a model was the Catherine Palace it is more recognizable to everyone
Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: jfkhaos on January 07, 2005, 05:57:24 PM
Did Dowager Empress MF even ever stay in Tsarskoe during the reign of Nicholas II and Alexandra?  I think it's safe to say that she kept her distance and of course had homes of her own near the Alexander Palace, but since she had rooms at the Alexander Palace, do you think she ever used them once she became Dowager?  Perhaps she would have used them around the time of the children's birth (I believe she was there for Olga's).  Then again, given the antipathy between the two empresses, maybe she just stayed at the Anichkov or Gatchina until the time came to be present.
Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: Antonio_P.Caballer on May 25, 2005, 02:42:23 PM
Hello Brian :)

As always, you present us all with the most beautiful pictures!

These are the Lyon(first) and Arabesque(second) Halls. The Lyon hall´s chandelier and wall sconces, as well as some other things in this room were made of lapis and gilded bronze, after Ipolito Monigetti´s designs(all these things have been preserved).
Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: strom on May 25, 2005, 06:33:47 PM
I think the last Emperor to actually live in the Catherine Palace was Alexander II -at least one would suppose by those wonderful watercolors made by Hau during his reign in which he is depicted reading in one of the apartments of Catherine II.  However, all the last Empeors used that palace for receptions and reviews.  
Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: brnbg aka: liljones1968 on June 09, 2005, 10:44:41 PM
these are labeled as the "apartments of Mariia Feodorovna", but i cannot be sure which MF it's referring to....

bedroom


library



salon
Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: gleb on June 10, 2005, 03:30:58 AM
From the description oh the Cathrine Palace:  

http://www.alexanderpalace.org/tsarskoe/third.html

..."It appears, that the private rooms of the Empress Maria Fyodorovna, were never inhabited by her, as, since these rooms were arranged (in 1820), she has always been living in Pavlovsk, during the residence of the Court in Tsarskoe Selo. In the winter of 1826, when the Court came to Tsarskoe Selo to meet the body of the late Emperor Alexander I, Maria Fyodorovna occupied the private rooms of the Empress Elizabeth Alekseyevna.



Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: gleb on June 10, 2005, 03:34:51 AM
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these are labeled as the "apartments of Mariia Feodorovna", but i cannot be sure which MF it's referring to....

bedroom
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v345/skinheadbrian/things/F93FA2.jpg)

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.....The following room is the Bedroom. It has two windows; the walls are covered with ancient Chinese silk and ornamented with panels of Norwegian maple, the furniture, alcove and columns are also made of the same wood, painted with small flowers, by the artist Bernasconi; the furniture is contemporary, and covered with light olive silk. The ceiling is painted with garlands by B. Medici; from it hangs a chandelier of gilt bronze and crystal; on the walls are two big pictures of Italian school, representing, "The Flight to Egypt".




Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: brnbg aka: liljones1968 on June 11, 2005, 06:43:03 AM
sorry jfkhaos, wrong Mariia Feodorovna :-/     you're probably correct though, when she wasn't at Gatchina, she probably stayed in her apartments in the Aleksandr palais.
Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: Joanna on June 20, 2005, 01:15:51 AM
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These are the Lyon(first) ... The Lyon hall´s chandelier and wall sconces, as well as some other things in this room were made of lapis and gilded bronze, after Ipolito Monigetti´s designs...


A watercolor c1878 of Lyons Hall:

http://www.nasledie-rus.ru/img/680000/681401.jpg

Photos and history of Lyons Hall:

http://www.nasledie-rus.ru/podshivka/6814.php

Joanna
Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: Joanna on June 20, 2005, 01:55:28 AM
Photo of the Drawing Room c1930 of Alexander II's wife Empress Maria in the Fifth Apartments Suite:

http://www.nasledie-rus.ru/img/680000/681312.jpg

Watercolor c1860 of her bedroom:

http://www.nasledie-rus.ru/img/680000/681308.jpg

History of her rooms:

http://www.nasledie-rus.ru/podshivka/6813.php

Joanna
Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: Tsarina_Liz on November 29, 2005, 09:12:50 PM
I have to ask, and I haven't seen this discussed before: when people say they 'lived' in these palaces, did they use all of the rooms?  Or were they restriced to a certain wing?  

The reason I ask is that the rooms of some of these palaces are so ornate and so elegant it's hard to imagine a family living in them and children running through them.
Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: edwardcharles on March 20, 2006, 05:59:23 AM
Hi, i wanted to know has anyone got any colour photos inside the catherine palace i have looked at many websites but not any good pics especally the state bedroom if anyone has any  pictures of that

Thanks in advance
Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: perfecciona on March 20, 2006, 09:07:52 AM
Have you tried this website

http://eng.tzar.ru/catherine

it has quite a few photos of the interior

Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: Vassili_Vorontsoff on September 11, 2006, 08:08:18 AM
Could someone send images of lost rooms in the palace like the lyon room which would be restored soon?

At this occasion,does some knows who would be in charge of the restoration of the Lyon room,would it be once more workers from the ancient town of silk :Lyon?

Thanks,

Vassili
Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: Vassili_Vorontsoff on December 21, 2006, 08:56:23 AM
Nothing new about it?

I pray anyone to send if you have those pictures(it would be my christmas gift),

Thanks in advance,
V.
Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: Vladimir_V. on January 07, 2007, 06:28:03 AM
Lion Hall 1878
(http://www.geocities.com/aa468aa2/TS-lion-zal.jpg)

Lion Hall 1944
(http://www.geocities.com/aa468aa2/TS-lion-zal-1944.jpg)
Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: Vassili_Vorontsoff on January 09, 2007, 09:43:40 AM
Vlad,

You are a great gentleman,thanks for all your answer to my posts!
Vassili
Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: ArchitectCS on January 10, 2007, 11:49:23 AM

Vladimir,

Where did you get the picture of the Lyon Hall after the war?  Is it from a book?

Vassili,

Are you still looking for interior pictures?  I've got a ton.

-Chad
Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: Vladimir_V. on January 10, 2007, 01:04:50 PM
Where did you get the picture of the Lyon Hall after the war?  Is it from a book?
-Chad

It is from Geglov2-3 website. He collected a lot of photographs of Tsarskoe Selo.
Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: Vladimir_V. on January 10, 2007, 01:11:43 PM
Are you still looking for interior pictures?  I've got a ton.
-Chad

Very very interesting.
Can you post some kilograms from your collection?
Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: Vassili_Vorontsoff on January 16, 2007, 05:43:53 AM
Please Chad,

It would be nice of you sending thos pictures,thanks in advance,I would be very acountable of yourself if could do this.
Thanks,
Vassia
Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: ArchitectCS on January 19, 2007, 12:13:25 PM

I'm sorry nothing is up yet.  I'm having a very difficult time getting the pictures to show up.  I've got one last thing to try and if that doesn't work I'm going to email them to the forum and post them that way.  Terribly sorry!
Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: gleb on January 19, 2007, 12:31:22 PM
Hi Chad,

If you want you can post the pics to my mail, I think I can upload before the FA, who has so much to do.

Let me know, it is not a problem.
Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: ArchitectCS on January 19, 2007, 12:41:50 PM

I think this should work.  Here are a few pics of the amber room, and I'll try and post some more of various rooms next week.  I tried to get pictures of the room at various times of day.  These are pics I found on the internet and to the best of my knowledge are not copyrighted.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o236/architectcs/CatherinePalaceamberroomatdusk3.jpg)


(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o236/architectcs/CatherinePalaceamberroomatnight.jpg)


(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o236/architectcs/CatherinePalaceamberroomwallelevati.jpg)

Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: ArchitectCS on January 23, 2007, 12:13:00 PM

Here are some more pictures.  Hope you enjoy them!

The Great Hall

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o236/architectcs/CatherinePalaceGreatHall.jpg)

Detail of Great Hall

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o236/architectcs/CatherinePalacegreathallwalldetail.jpg)

The White Dining Room

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o236/architectcs/CatherinePalacewhitediningroom.jpg)

The First Anteroom (the anteroom closest to the Great Hall) recently restored

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o236/architectcs/CatherinePalacefirstanteroom1.jpg)

The Golden Enfilade

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o236/architectcs/StPete20055.jpg)
Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: gleb on January 26, 2007, 01:24:57 PM
very nice photos!
Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: ArchitectCS on February 06, 2007, 11:56:14 AM

I thought I'd put up a few more.

An overall view of the White Vestibule

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o236/architectcs/CatherinePalacewhitevestibule.jpg)

One of the ceilings (I THINK it is the first anteroom, but I'm not sure)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o236/architectcs/CatherinePalacefirstanteroomceiling.jpg)

The Green Pilaster Room.  The pilasters are green foil under glass.  One of the adjoining rooms is the Red Pilaster Room, which is more frequently photographed.  Unfortunatley, I don't have any good pictures of it on my computer.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o236/architectcs/CatherinePalacegreenpilasterroom.jpg)

Does anyone have any current pictures of the other restored anterooms?  They were completed only about a year or so ago, and I've only seen pictures of the one I've posted.  I'm especially curious to see pictures of the second anteroom as it had huge stands for porcelain before the war. 
Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: gleb on February 06, 2007, 01:01:15 PM

I thought I'd put up a few more.


very kind of you.

Thanks
Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: Vassili_Vorontsoff on June 15, 2007, 03:14:24 PM
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/vassiliv/Numriser-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: ArchitectCS on June 20, 2007, 11:51:08 AM
Nice photo.  Any idea when the Tabetiere will be restored?  Are they starting work on Catherine the Great's private apartments soon?
Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: brnbg aka: liljones1968 on August 05, 2007, 03:09:24 PM
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click on image to view larger version

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v345/skinheadbrian/Unfiled%20Photos/catpal3.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v345/skinheadbrian/Unfiled%20Photos/catpal3.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v345/skinheadbrian/Unfiled%20Photos/catpal2.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v345/skinheadbrian/Unfiled%20Photos/catpal2.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v345/skinheadbrian/Unfiled%20Photos/catpal1.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v345/skinheadbrian/Unfiled%20Photos/catpal1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v345/skinheadbrian/Unfiled%20Photos/catpal4.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v345/skinheadbrian/Unfiled%20Photos/catpal4.jpg)

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Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: Arleen on August 06, 2007, 02:08:54 PM
Do you know how old these plans are Brian?  The drawings are wonderful.  Tell us what you know about them and the Peterhof also.

A

Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: brnbg aka: liljones1968 on August 06, 2007, 04:14:47 PM
Do you know how old these plans are Brian?  The drawings are wonderful.  Tell us what you know about them and the Peterhof also.

A

these are Rastrelli's original designs.   they're from a very old book (the pages are very brittle & break easily) of Rastrelli's architectural drawings.   i found it years ago, but unfortunately the book's binding fell apart shortly thereafter & i lost both covers & several pages.  i have no idea what the title was or when it was printed...not that i ever knew what the title was, as it's in russian (cyrillic) and at that time, it might as well have been in martian, for all i knew.   but it has his designs for the Winter Palace, Petrhof, the Catherine Palace, Hermitage & other buildings at Tsarskoe-Selo, the buildings of empress Elizabeth's Summer palace complex in St Petersburg, and several others, as well as designs for buildings/palaces/pavillions/etc that were never built.
Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: Vladimir_V. on August 07, 2007, 06:41:16 AM
The title of this book (with strange green pages) is
Denisov Yu., Petrov A. Architect Rastrelli. -Leningrad, 1963. 
Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: brnbg aka: liljones1968 on August 07, 2007, 07:48:35 PM
The title of this book (with strange green pages) is
Denisov Yu., Petrov A. Architect Rastrelli. -Leningrad, 1963. 


thank you very very much!     i wonder why the paper is so brittle, i've got a few other books from russia that were printed about the same time, and the pages are still holding up fairly well.    the texture & thickness of the paper is definately different and is more along the lines of a small "folio" type book, rather than a typical book type.   perhaps that would explain it?       


again, thank you very much!   ;D
Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: Vassili_Vorontsoff on November 10, 2007, 07:30:19 PM
I found this pic of the Catherine palace,can someone help me find the place where was the photo taken?

(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/vassiliv/tsarskoye%20selo/palaiscatherine.jpg)
Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: rgt9w on November 10, 2007, 08:36:20 PM
The only place I've seen that picture is related to the chapel in the Catherine Palace. Here is the link, but it does not give a specific site. I wonder if it is an anteroom to entering the chapel.


http://eng.tzar.ru/catherine/chapel
Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: BobG on November 11, 2007, 09:01:21 AM
When you put your cursor over the picture on the web site mentioned, it is labeled: "The Palace Chapel. Choir Loft. Detail. Photograph. 1998"
Bob G
Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: Vassili_Vorontsoff on November 12, 2007, 04:58:16 PM

Thanks to all of us for the precision,

Best regards,
Vassia
Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: Nemos on March 19, 2008, 02:53:21 AM
http://pushkin-history.info/fotoalbom/5232.html

План Нового дворца Э.Голлербаха.
The plan of the New palace of E.Gollerbaha.

В каких комнатах может быть такое расположение двери и окон ?
In what rooms there can be such arrangement of a door and windows?

(http://i005.radikal.ru/0803/e7/6b5d003b5428t.jpg) (http://radikal.ru/F/i005.radikal.ru/0803/e7/6b5d003b5428.jpg.html)

Л.Примаци возможно изображение перевёрнуто на 180.
Probably the image is turned by L.Primatsi on 180.
Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: BobG on March 19, 2008, 07:40:28 AM
This is not a Catherine Palace Interior, but the Billiard hall of the Alexander Palace.  The watercolor you show is reversed.  To see the correct view of the watercolor and other pictures of the Billard Hall, go to

http://alexanderpalace.org/palace/marble.html (http://alexanderpalace.org/palace/marble.html)

On the plan you posted it is Room 4.

BobG
Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: ThomB on June 07, 2010, 05:34:25 PM
Plan of the main floor of the Catherine Palace...
http://artclassic.edu.ru/attach.asp?a_no=11071 (http://artclassic.edu.ru/attach.asp?a_no=11071)
Title: Catherine Palace blueprints including surrounding pavilions
Post by: dodo00 on August 28, 2015, 06:40:32 PM
Here, I found lots of catherine palace blueprints online, and lots from the surrounding pavilions too.
Title: Re: Catherine Palace blueprints including surrounding pavilions
Post by: dodo00 on August 28, 2015, 06:50:16 PM
heres some from the main building first
(http://imageshack.com/a/img540/7783/3L6SCr.jpg)
(http://imageshack.com/a/img537/4489/kUtSuy.jpg)
(http://imageshack.com/a/img661/9652/VYIhHd.jpg)
for full resolution of this next one go to http://kannelura.info/?p=1158
(http://imageshack.com/a/img905/3333/0x7RTF.jpg)
here's a modern one from http://photogrammetria.ru/97-arhitekturnye-obmery-ekaterininskogo-dvorca-v-g-pushkin.html
(http://imageshack.com/a/img909/7789/gMqodB.jpg)
some elevations of the chinese room
(http://imageshack.com/a/img910/2549/hyHWu7.jpg)
(http://imageshack.com/a/img537/4527/1gojLZ.jpg)
elevation of the green dining room
(http://imageshack.com/a/img537/5795/AoeV0I.jpg)
elevation of the lyons drawing room
(http://imageshack.com/a/img661/5428/5HsN19.jpg)
many are from www.arthermitage.org/Drawings/ others are from http://vladpawley.livejournal.com/20713.html
Title: Re: Catherine Palace blueprints including surrounding pavilions
Post by: dodo00 on August 28, 2015, 06:59:52 PM
Here's another full elevation http://tsarselo.ru/images/photos/22e4875804a2a4b580f737b1ba1ec0b3.jpg
(http://imageshack.com/a/img673/9296/8uBKAf.jpg)
and here's a planned extension that was never built
(http://imageshack.com/a/img910/6982/DNmcPk.jpg)
http://tsarselo.ru/images/photos/966de00a6bae597018948ab9e94f9a42.jpg
another partial elevation
(http://imageshack.com/a/img910/9792/xy7g26.jpg)
http://tsarselo.ru/images/photos/18068ef478935d548271c67a0825112f.jpg
and here's a floor plan, kind of.
(http://imageshack.com/a/img661/5315/8SrS4b.jpg)
http://tsarselo.ru/images/photos/897a7614919ee0a2a58d8baf398ea826.jpg
Title: Re: Catherine Palace blueprints including surrounding pavilions
Post by: dodo00 on August 28, 2015, 07:10:43 PM
Hermitage pavilion of tsarskoe selo
(http://imageshack.com/a/img540/7630/qbeTvk.jpg)
cross section of the agate pavilion and hanging gardens
(http://imageshack.com/a/img673/7872/19LN3j.jpg)
doors for the agate pavilion in the cold baths
(http://imageshack.com/a/img538/4895/cYbebb.jpg)
staircase in the cold baths
(http://imageshack.com/a/img540/6135/1XzTZN.jpg)
jasper cabinet elevation in the agate pavilion
(http://imageshack.com/a/img673/9426/QB8zxD.jpg)
elevation of the mirror wall in the jasper cabinet in the agate pavilion
(http://imageshack.com/a/img673/3606/j2A3gm.jpg)
hunting pavilion
(http://imageshack.com/a/img905/548/SwXdJW.jpg)
hunting pavilion with a different finial
(http://imageshack.com/a/img537/5061/mCIfYT.jpg)
grotto pavilion elevation
(http://imageshack.com/a/img540/3938/dAWhns.jpg)
sliding hill at tsarskoe selo.... is this like a fancy kiddie slide?
(http://imageshack.com/a/img673/5209/GPpcPa.jpg)
(http://imageshack.com/a/img912/9674/TP1ujh.jpg)
mostly from http://www.arthermitage.org/Drawings/ and http://inga-ilm.livejournal.com/940054.html
Title: Re: Catherine Palace blueprints including surrounding pavilions
Post by: dodo00 on August 28, 2015, 09:47:27 PM
Oh, and I forgot to say, dont be afraid to post any others you come across!
Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: Alexandre Mikhaelovitch on August 30, 2015, 05:23:59 PM
Thank you very much !! ^^
Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: Joanna on August 17, 2016, 09:36:02 AM
Nicholas II’s Curiosity Revisiting Palaces Where He Had Lived (3)

Catherine Palace photographs in 1859:

http://winterpalaceresearch.blogspot.ca/2016/08/nicholas-iis-curiosity-revisiting_17.html

Joanna
Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: Joanna on June 20, 2017, 10:03:12 AM
In my blog post link below - rare 1895 color photographs - Catherine Palace, Tsarskoe Selo

https://winterpalaceresearch.blogspot.ca/2017/06/rare-photographs-of-catherine-palace-in.html

Joanna
Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: Cathy on June 22, 2017, 06:28:19 AM
These picture are wonderful!
Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: Joanna on August 18, 2017, 10:12:33 AM
Aerial views of the Catherine Palace, Alexander Palace, Feodorovsky Cathedral and White Tower/Bastion

https://winterpalaceresearch.blogspot.ca/2017/08/aerial-views-of-catherine-and-alexander.html

Joanna
Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: Sanochka on August 20, 2017, 01:48:09 AM
Great aerials, Joanna.  They're all so very crisp and clear.  The fourth one (Alexander Palace) is especially fascinating, what with all the outward signs of restoration work currently taking place within.  Thank you for posting these photos.
Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: Joanna on September 01, 2017, 10:33:41 AM
The old man who was wrong but was right!
Palace Square in Saint Petersburg

https://winterpalaceresearch.blogspot.ca/2017/08/cracks-in-alexander-column-on-palace.html

Joanna
Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: Joanna on January 13, 2019, 07:44:40 PM
Rare photographs of the interiors of the Catherine Palace in 1942 and the Alexander Palace, White Tower and Hermitage:

http://winterpalaceresearch.blogspot.com/2019/01/catherine-alexander-palace-white-tower.html

Joanna
Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: gleb on November 03, 2019, 12:52:00 PM
Have you not heard about the restoration of the Lyon Room?
Isn't it amazing?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouu0nB9swXI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouu0nB9swXI)

Does anyone know why the two chimney-pieces have not been replaced yet?
Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: Sanochka on November 05, 2019, 04:58:50 PM
Awesome video, gleb.  That a bombed out shell can be restored to such splendor using the various techniques is amazing.
Title: Re: Catherine Palace
Post by: IvanVII on February 28, 2020, 08:28:31 PM
The Lyons room looks stunning