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Discussions about the Alexander Palace => Tsarskoe Selo Town => Topic started by: Helen_Azar on August 30, 2005, 04:30:20 PM

Title: Re: Lyceum
Post by: Helen_Azar on August 30, 2005, 04:30:20 PM
A couple of photos from inside the Lyceum...

The Grand Hall:

(http://img378.imageshack.us/img378/5481/lyceumgrandhall6cq.jpg)

The classroom:

(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/6936/lyceumclassroom2on.jpg)

This was Alexander Pushkin's dorm room:

(http://img378.imageshack.us/img378/7071/pushkinsroom5qn.jpg)
Title: Re: Lyceum
Post by: Helen_Azar on August 30, 2005, 04:34:02 PM
And the Lyceum floorplan:

(http://img378.imageshack.us/img378/7228/lyceumfloorplan5mw.jpg)

Title: Re: Lyceum
Post by: Belochka on September 01, 2005, 12:30:21 AM
Thanks Helen for the wonderful images! ;D

There is a marvellous anecdote about Alexander S. Pushkin at his graduation ceremony at the Lyceum in 1817.

The hall had gathered students, pedagogues and dignitaries in the presence of Emperor Alexander I. Towards the conclusion of the ceremony, following the Imperial address, Pushkin was permitted to read one of his poems - Atheism. The Emperor was deeply moved to tears, assisted by the tones of the school choir's song of Farewell.

His Diploma became a book of poems into which were transcibed by his own hand the very best of poems.

Only after Pushkin's early death were all his poems written during his Lyceum period came to be published.
:)  
Title: Re: Lyceum
Post by: Helen_Azar on September 04, 2005, 03:43:00 PM
I think that the tour guide at the Lyceum also told this story about Pushkin!

Here is another photo, it is the view from the dorm hallway window of the Lyceum (on the 2nd floor):

(http://img363.imageshack.us/img363/4755/viewfromlyceum4ec.jpg)
Title: Re: Lyceum
Post by: Belochka on September 05, 2005, 12:18:57 AM
Thanks for providing this unusual perspective of the Chapel ....  ;D