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Discussions about the Imperial Family and European Royalty => Having Fun! => Topic started by: Bryndis on December 21, 2015, 06:13:44 PM

Title: Then and now (Locations, clothes, etc)
Post by: Bryndis on December 21, 2015, 06:13:44 PM
Re-posting some photos from another thread.
(Some photos do not show the exact spot but same location)

Wolfsgarten:


(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/wolfsgarten10_zpsraemygc2.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/wolfsgarten10_zpsraemygc2.jpg.html)
 
(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/wolfsgarten8_zps8kx2awyz.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/wolfsgarten8_zps8kx2awyz.jpg.html)

(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/wolfsgarten7_zps85g5hn1l.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/wolfsgarten7_zps85g5hn1l.jpg.html)

 (http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/wolfsgarten_zpsdyu9lh43.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/wolfsgarten_zpsdyu9lh43.jpg.html)

 (http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/wolfsgarten6_zpso8wb4au7.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/wolfsgarten6_zpso8wb4au7.jpg.html)

 (http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/wolfsgarten3_zpsbdmoqnre.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/wolfsgarten3_zpsbdmoqnre.jpg.html)

 (http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/wolfsgarten5_zps0da68iuz.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/wolfsgarten5_zps0da68iuz.jpg.html)

 (http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/wolfsgarten4_zpsq4sztiz3.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/wolfsgarten4_zpsq4sztiz3.jpg.html)

 (http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/wolfsgarten2_zpsepcmh41b.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/wolfsgarten2_zpsepcmh41b.jpg.html)

 (http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Wolfsgarten%20schloss_zpsp8qnh0dm.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Wolfsgarten%20schloss_zpsp8qnh0dm.jpg.html)

Friedberg:

(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Friedberg%20castle5_zpshzbug7ce.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Friedberg%20castle5_zpshzbug7ce.jpg.html)

 (http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/friedberg%20castle7_zpsjtyie11u.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/friedberg%20castle7_zpsjtyie11u.jpg.html)

 (http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/friedberg%20castle6_zpsciaymgrt.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/friedberg%20castle6_zpsciaymgrt.jpg.html)

 (http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Friedberg%20castle4_zpsb8eav7fn.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Friedberg%20castle4_zpsb8eav7fn.jpg.html)

 (http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Friedberg%20castle_zpselkfozkz.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Friedberg%20castle_zpselkfozkz.jpg.html)

 (http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Friedberg%20castle2_zpsmj09jjn5.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Friedberg%20castle2_zpsmj09jjn5.jpg.html)

 (http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Friedberg%20castle3_zpsevqow20n.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Friedberg%20castle3_zpsevqow20n.jpg.html)

Bernstorff Palace:

(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Bernstorffpalace_zpsrxep4qgh.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Bernstorffpalace_zpsrxep4qgh.jpg.html)

 (http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Bernstorffpalace2_zpscm9v1bss.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Bernstorffpalace2_zpscm9v1bss.jpg.html)

Massandra Palace:

(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/alixOTmass_zpsmrldy0bg.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/alixOTmass_zpsmrldy0bg.jpg.html)

 (http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/massandra%20steps_zps9ytuzkso.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/massandra%20steps_zps9ytuzkso.jpg.html)

 (http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/OTmass_zpsvmhdahjm.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/OTmass_zpsvmhdahjm.jpg.html)

 (http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/olgamass_zpsasuyrbdi.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/olgamass_zpsasuyrbdi.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Then and now (Locations, clothes, etc)
Post by: Bryndis on December 21, 2015, 06:37:39 PM
Livadia:

(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/livadiam_zps2um4h80w.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/livadiam_zps2um4h80w.jpg.html)

(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/livadiaotma_zpsrlpmqraa.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/livadiaotma_zpsrlpmqraa.jpg.html)

(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/livadiaOT_zpsdvv9uzjj.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/livadiaOT_zpsdvv9uzjj.jpg.html)

Peterhof:

(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Peterhof_zpsaagx1qrr.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Peterhof_zpsaagx1qrr.jpg.html)

(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Peterhof2_zpscejq8bgx.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Peterhof2_zpscejq8bgx.jpg.html)

Münzenberg:

(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Munzenberg2_zpsafl6xmdr.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Munzenberg2_zpsafl6xmdr.jpg.html)

Alupka:

(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Alupka%20lion_zps7ob5e37l.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Alupka%20lion_zps7ob5e37l.jpg.html)

Fredensborg:

(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Fredensborg%20Castle_zpsqwn5ylag.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Fredensborg%20Castle_zpsqwn5ylag.jpg.html)

Balmoral:

(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Balmoral%20Castle_zps9dlvcakf.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Balmoral%20Castle_zps9dlvcakf.jpg.html)

Ropsha Palace:

(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/10154217_711072378915347_1008328755_n_zpsfzoihy6b.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/10154217_711072378915347_1008328755_n_zpsfzoihy6b.jpg.html)

(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/1962606_711072382248680_977155168_n_zpszaulvpd8.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/1962606_711072382248680_977155168_n_zpszaulvpd8.jpg.html)

(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/10151343_711072385582013_520067299_n_zpsraaagfvg.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/10151343_711072385582013_520067299_n_zpsraaagfvg.jpg.html)

(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/ropsha06_zpssora1wsl.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/ropsha06_zpssora1wsl.jpg.html)

Gatchina Palace:

(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/gatchina_zpscwtds0v8.png) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/gatchina_zpscwtds0v8.png.html)

(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Gatchina%20Palace2_zpsnuikdgcc.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Gatchina%20Palace2_zpsnuikdgcc.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Then and now (Locations, clothes, etc)
Post by: Bryndis on December 21, 2015, 06:38:00 PM
(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Then%20and%20now20_zpsruqnvnmc.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Then%20and%20now20_zpsruqnvnmc.jpg.html)

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(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Then%20and%20now19_zps55jmteky.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Then%20and%20now19_zps55jmteky.jpg.html)

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(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Then%20and%20now4_zpspog7xasu.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Then%20and%20now4_zpspog7xasu.jpg.html)

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(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Then%20and%20now2_zpsylnvigow.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Then%20and%20now2_zpsylnvigow.jpg.html)

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(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/the%20lake_zpsd29nbow1.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/the%20lake_zpsd29nbow1.jpg.html)

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(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/TAP_zpsyqw1376a.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/TAP_zpsyqw1376a.jpg.html)

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(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/999254_535526109829990_905918701_n_zpsah4li5aa.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/999254_535526109829990_905918701_n_zpsah4li5aa.jpg.html)

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(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/582017_529381610444440_1459975446_n_zpsewezwflz.png) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/582017_529381610444440_1459975446_n_zpsewezwflz.png.html)

(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/998243_535998623116072_1409446083_n_zpsstkxnad4.png) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/998243_535998623116072_1409446083_n_zpsstkxnad4.png.html)

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(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/0b6758c46d_92461945_o2_zpsreqwzad8.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/0b6758c46d_92461945_o2_zpsreqwzad8.jpg.html)

(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/8911_535527416496526_553832176_n_zps9enxmwp8.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/8911_535527416496526_553832176_n_zps9enxmwp8.jpg.html)

(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/281793_208487612533843_8313752_n_zpsxbk26ebh.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/281793_208487612533843_8313752_n_zpsxbk26ebh.jpg.html)

(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/1903%20ball_zpsm4h6slfb.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/1903%20ball_zpsm4h6slfb.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Then and now (Locations, clothes, etc)
Post by: Bryndis on December 21, 2015, 06:44:29 PM
(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Then%20and%20now/tatiana%20in%20uniform_zps0m9nnljn.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Then%20and%20now/tatiana%20in%20uniform_zps0m9nnljn.jpg.html)

(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Then%20and%20now/Olga%20in%20uniform_zpstzki89rg.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Then%20and%20now/Olga%20in%20uniform_zpstzki89rg.jpg.html)

(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Then%20and%20now/maria%20in%20uniform_zpsy07okpz2.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Then%20and%20now/maria%20in%20uniform_zpsy07okpz2.jpg.html)

(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Then%20and%20now/formal_zpsmaecjhgy.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Then%20and%20now/formal_zpsmaecjhgy.jpg.html)

(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Then%20and%20now/dress_zpshefu4fl2.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Then%20and%20now/dress_zpshefu4fl2.jpg.html)

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(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Then%20and%20now/alixandra_zpsyg3frftn.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Then%20and%20now/alixandra_zpsyg3frftn.jpg.html)

(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Then%20and%20now/alexei_zpsgsx7ssz3.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Then%20and%20now/alexei_zpsgsx7ssz3.jpg.html)

1903 Ball:

(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Then%20and%20now/ball1903f_zpsynaxbyqp.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Then%20and%20now/ball1903f_zpsynaxbyqp.jpg.html)

(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Then%20and%20now/ball1903_zpszxpvwdqb.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Then%20and%20now/ball1903_zpszxpvwdqb.jpg.html)

(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Then%20and%20now/ball1903c_zpslv5umcsm.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Then%20and%20now/ball1903c_zpslv5umcsm.jpg.html)

(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Then%20and%20now/ball1903d_zps7vsmvfbk.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Then%20and%20now/ball1903d_zps7vsmvfbk.jpg.html)

(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Then%20and%20now/ball1903b_zpsk3k0wxbc.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Then%20and%20now/ball1903b_zpsk3k0wxbc.jpg.html)

(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Then%20and%20now/ball1903e_zpsiigtex6v.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Then%20and%20now/ball1903e_zpsiigtex6v.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Then and now (Locations, clothes, etc)
Post by: edubs31 on December 21, 2015, 09:39:18 PM
Well Bryndis you've really outdone yourself here! Thanks so much for putting together this fabulous collection and sharing with us.

One quick question on this well known Alexei photo standing on the bridge (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/999254_535526109829990_905918701_n_zpsah4li5aa.jpg.html). What angle are we looking at here? In the old Alexei photo it appears to be a small extension, but the bridge in the newer photo has to extend at least 70-80 feet, yes? I was never able to makes sense of this.
Title: Re: Then and now (Locations, clothes, etc)
Post by: Sanochka on December 22, 2015, 01:03:35 AM
This is riveting.  That so much of the Romanovs' world survives to this day is amazing.  Thank you so much for posting, Bryndis.
Title: Re: Then and now (Locations, clothes, etc)
Post by: Bryndis on December 22, 2015, 07:11:05 AM
edubs31: Most of them but not all of these were put together by me, some of them I just re-posted from the original thread including that one. When I look at it now it doesn't really seem to be the same bridge...
Sorry about that.

Sanochka: No problem. I hope to find more.
Title: Re: Then and now (Locations, clothes, etc)
Post by: TimM on December 22, 2015, 07:12:32 AM
If the Imperial Family came through a time warp to 2015, it's nice to see that there is much that they would still be able to recognize.
Title: Re: Then and now (Locations, clothes, etc)
Post by: Bryndis on December 22, 2015, 07:23:46 AM
I recommend taking a look at those places in Google Earth in the 3D viewer (360).

You can for example 'stand' in the middle of the Italian Garden at the Livadia Palace and take a look around : )
Title: Re: Then and now (Locations, clothes, etc)
Post by: Bryndis on December 22, 2015, 07:51:16 AM
Oops, forgot these (not mine)

Znamenie

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Livadia Garden

(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Then%20and%20now/livadia_zpsks2iex4q.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Then%20and%20now/livadia_zpsks2iex4q.jpg.html)

Langikoski cottage in Finland

(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Then%20and%20now/Finland%20Langinkoski%20cottage%20of%20Alexander%20III2_zpsissrdemo.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Then%20and%20now/Finland%20Langinkoski%20cottage%20of%20Alexander%20III2_zpsissrdemo.jpg.html)

(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Then%20and%20now/Finland%20Langinkoski%20cottage%20of%20Alexander%20III_zpsncssfgit.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Then%20and%20now/Finland%20Langinkoski%20cottage%20of%20Alexander%20III_zpsncssfgit.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Then and now (Locations, clothes, etc)
Post by: Bryndis on December 22, 2015, 08:27:41 AM
Alexandra's reception room
(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Then%20and%20now/alexanderpalace_zps6ipikrat.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Then%20and%20now/alexanderpalace_zps6ipikrat.jpg.html)

Marple mountain hall
(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Then%20and%20now/marple%20mountain_zpshqm8c55j.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Then%20and%20now/marple%20mountain_zpshqm8c55j.jpg.html)

Mauve room chair and corner
(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Then%20and%20now/chair_zps3jybhdag.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Then%20and%20now/chair_zps3jybhdag.jpg.html)

(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Then%20and%20now/mauve%20chair_zpsafwnshax.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Then%20and%20now/mauve%20chair_zpsafwnshax.jpg.html)

(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Then%20and%20now/toy_zpsmjrm54bo.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Then%20and%20now/toy_zpsmjrm54bo.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Then and now (Locations, clothes, etc)
Post by: Rodney_G. on December 22, 2015, 01:34:44 PM
These are remarkable.The survival and mostly good appearance of these places, both buildings and their  natural physical settings,often from more than a century ago, is striking to me. That they have done so after experiencing two devastating wars and a revolution and civil war in some cases is almost unbelievable.

I' ve seen photos of my small typical American hometown from  about sixty years before my time there and  it seems to have changed more than have early twentieth century Central Europe and Russia.
Great job ,Bryndis!
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Post by: Maria Sisi on December 22, 2015, 05:09:45 PM
These are remarkable.The survival and mostly good appearance of these places, both buildings and their  natural physical settings,often from more than a century ago, is striking to me. That they have done so after experiencing two devastating wars and a revolution and civil war in some cases is almost unbelievable.

I' ve seen photos of my small typical American hometown from  about sixty years before my time there and  it seems to have changed more than have early twentieth century Central Europe and Russia.
Great job ,Bryndis!

Well it was mainly the Nazi that did the real damage. Before that everything seem to be well preserved and mostly respected. Chances are it would have continued. Can you imagine what it would look like if the Nazi never stepped foot there! It's rather amazing that despite how well it looks now it could have been even more so.  

And your right about the America and Europe thing. It seems like in the United States when they make change they go full force and leave very little of the former in its path. The only thing left are the pictures and film. In Europe on the the other hand they seem to have done a wonderful job blending the modern with the old.
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Post by: Belochka on December 22, 2015, 07:22:15 PM
Bryndis, thank you so much for posting your series of "Then and now" .

Fascinating compilation!

Regards,

Margarita Nelipa
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Post by: Bryndis on December 22, 2015, 09:32:40 PM
Barton Manor

(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Then%20and%20now/Barton%20Manor_zpsgpgyxept.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Then%20and%20now/Barton%20Manor_zpsgpgyxept.jpg.html)

AP garden bridge

(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Then%20and%20now/AP%20garden_zpsevpm6z64.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Then%20and%20now/AP%20garden_zpsevpm6z64.jpg.html)

Tobolsk

(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Then%20and%20now/tobolsk_zpss4m2mrj7.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Then%20and%20now/tobolsk_zpss4m2mrj7.jpg.html)

Livadia

(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Then%20and%20now/livadia7_zpsmcf1htaa.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Then%20and%20now/livadia7_zpsmcf1htaa.jpg.html)

(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Then%20and%20now/livadia2_zpsdfbad84c.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Then%20and%20now/livadia2_zpsdfbad84c.jpg.html)

(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Then%20and%20now/livadia3_zpsm40homxn.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Then%20and%20now/livadia3_zpsm40homxn.jpg.html)

(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Then%20and%20now/livadia6_zpsilwbasws.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Then%20and%20now/livadia6_zpsilwbasws.jpg.html)

(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Then%20and%20now/livadia5_zpsianciahm.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Then%20and%20now/livadia5_zpsianciahm.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Then and now (Locations, clothes, etc)
Post by: TimM on December 23, 2015, 06:17:09 AM
I would so love to visit these sites myself.  First, however, I'd have to win the lottery to afford it.
Title: Re: Then and now (Locations, clothes, etc)
Post by: Kitt on December 23, 2015, 09:37:31 AM
An amazing collection. Some like the wing chair in the AP looks like it is just waiting for one of the family to come in and sit down. Thank you very much.
Title: Re: Then and now (Locations, clothes, etc)
Post by: edubs31 on December 23, 2015, 01:04:40 PM
These are remarkable.The survival and mostly good appearance of these places, both buildings and their  natural physical settings,often from more than a century ago, is striking to me. That they have done so after experiencing two devastating wars and a revolution and civil war in some cases is almost unbelievable.

I' ve seen photos of my small typical American hometown from  about sixty years before my time there and  it seems to have changed more than have early twentieth century Central Europe and Russia.
Great job ,Bryndis!

Well it was mainly the Nazi that did the real damage. Before that everything seem to be well preserved and mostly respected. Chances are it would have continued. Can you imagine what it would look like if the Nazi never stepped foot there! It's rather amazing that despite how well it looks now it could have been even more so.  

And your right about the America and Europe thing. It seems like in the United States when they make change they go full force and leave very little of the former in its path. The only thing left are the pictures and film. In Europe on the the other hand they seem to have done a wonderful job blending the modern with the old.

True, but the fact that the Nazi's did so much damage in the first place to the infrastructure of many a European town - or the U.S. having destroyed mainland Japan - basically forced those places to rebuild. At which point they were give the choice of creating brand new structures or rehabbing old ones. I would argue that the finances, the incentive, and the need were all there in part because of the destruction caused. A sort of "we shall rise again" spirit. In ordinary late-19th/early-20th century American towns by contrast this wasn't necessary. They we're left to decay and subjected to the elements.
Title: Re: Then and now (Locations, clothes, etc)
Post by: Rodney_G. on December 23, 2015, 04:12:45 PM
Good points,Erik and MariaSisi, though in the last sentence of my post I had a different idea in mind.Namely that the physical landscape we are familiar with from an earlier time can also be transformed to the point of near unrecognizability by benign or at least not malign intentions.
I have in mind simply the tearing down of existing buildings to build other, better structures, schools or hospitals, or bus stations where families used to live; urban parks where there used to be commercial buildings (and sometimes vice versa), housing tracts where there used to be farmland.None of my grandparents'  childhood  homes exist. There is a school administration building now where I lived afrer college.A horse corral adjacent to my boyhood home is now a suburban two story.
This is not unusual, but it does challenge historical and even personal memory..
So yes it is with pleasure that I can see the Alexander Park where OTMAA and cousins played still intact and enjoyed by the public. Likewise for the palaces and residences in these great photos.And similarly for Anna Vyrubova's residence, though not shown here..I can well imagine such a modest building not surving such a tumultuous century
Title: Re: Then and now (Locations, clothes, etc)
Post by: Bryndis on December 23, 2015, 06:06:22 PM
A photo of Anna Vyrubova's house is among the other photos. Here it is again:

(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/anya_zpsz8r2aeej.png) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/anya_zpsz8r2aeej.png.html)
(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Then%20and%20now/1402b_zpszptoepx5.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Then%20and%20now/1402b_zpszptoepx5.jpg.html)

And here's Rasputin's apartment for those who haven't seen it

(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Then%20and%20now/rasputin_zpsmwiodhib.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Then%20and%20now/rasputin_zpsmwiodhib.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Then and now (Locations, clothes, etc)
Post by: TimM on December 23, 2015, 09:06:28 PM
Good to see that a lot of these places are still around today.
Title: Re: Then and now (Locations, clothes, etc)
Post by: Sanochka on December 26, 2015, 07:04:22 PM
It's amazing how unprepossing Vyrubova's house is, especially the main entrance.  In looking at the main entrance, the last people I would imagine entering and exiting the place would be NAOTMAAA.  The thought of any one of them alighting from one of the luxurious Romanov automobiles and stepping through the house's front door is incongruous, to say the least. 

Thank you so much for posting.  The picture of the house taken from across the intersection puts the place in a whole new perspective.
Title: Re: Then and now (Locations, clothes, etc)
Post by: amelia on December 26, 2015, 08:34:21 PM
I saw her house the first time I went to Russia, 2003. It is really small inside, but it is just accross from Alexander Palace. The living room specially is so small and I wonder how could she entertain the Tsar and family there.

Eva McDonald
(Amelia)
Title: Re: Then and now (Locations, clothes, etc)
Post by: Kalafrana on December 27, 2015, 04:34:34 AM
Nicholas and family liked domesticity, so they probably enjoyed it.

Ann
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Post by: Nictionary on December 29, 2015, 06:13:30 PM
These pictures are so interesting.  I'm surprised that so many of the IF's palaces and possessions were preserved by the Bolsheviks.  One would expect the Bolos to do the opposite, given the countless old churches and statues that they destroyed.  I suppose one reason they kept the Romanovs' palaces and belongings intact was for their propaganda value, so they could teach future generations how "decadent" the old regime had been.
I was able to see Tatiana's uniform up close when Nicholas & Alexandra: At Home With The Last Tsar and His Family came to Santa Fe, and I was impressed how well-preserved it was. 
Speaking of my hometown, I think it may be an exception to what Rodney was saying.  There are still many buildings around from the 19th century, and in 2 or 3 cases even from the 18th century.  Partly this is because the city zoning code requires the preservation of historic structures.  I have a book called Santa Fe Then & Now which is filled with these same kind of photos, and it is striking how not much has changed.  The streets in the older parts of town are still quite narrow.  Another good illustration of this is my dad's childhood home.  It was originally built in the first quarter of the 1800's as a shepherd's home.  You can still see the shepherd's name where he carved it into the kitchen wall.  The house next door was originally built as a stagecoach station.  Today, both houses are still occupied, and their appearance has changed very little.
The one thing that has disappeared completely are the drive-in theaters, of which there are only two or three left in the whole state.
Title: Re: Then and now (Locations, clothes, etc)
Post by: Bryndis on December 30, 2015, 02:48:47 PM
Yelagin Palace (Minnie, today, Stolypin's children)

(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Then%20and%20now/yelagin%20palace_zps8xn5bvat.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Then%20and%20now/yelagin%20palace_zps8xn5bvat.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Then and now (Locations, clothes, etc)
Post by: TimM on January 02, 2016, 07:51:22 AM
To the past, then the present, and back again.
Title: Re: Then and now (Locations, clothes, etc)
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on January 03, 2016, 07:09:33 PM
Very impressive!
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Post by: Lochlanach on January 27, 2016, 07:49:51 AM
I would so love to visit these sites myself.  First, however, I'd have to win the lottery to afford it.
I think a visit to Hesse this year might be feasible for me . I am trying to catalogue places the IF visited over the years in the region  ; there is a photographic record of some of the places they visited on this thread , others not , and obviously some of these places are destroyed (much of Darmstadt) or generally not open to the public (Wolfsgarten). If there is a known itinerary for the 1910 Hesse trip available somewhere I would appreciate it if a member could point me in the right directiion , or make corrections or additions to the list below (in no particular order);
Schloss Friedberg - Bad Neuheim ; Reinhardskirche, Schwalheim Brunnenhaus - Kastell Saalburg - Lich - Schloss Munzenberg - Wolfsgarten - Darmstadt ; Orthodox Church , Schlossmuseum ? .
Title: Re: Then and now (Locations, clothes, etc)
Post by: TimM on January 28, 2016, 06:11:06 AM
Well, if you do mange to get there, have a nice trip.
Title: Re: Then and now (Locations, clothes, etc)
Post by: Bryndis on April 16, 2016, 11:33:00 PM
Catherine Palace
(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Then%20and%20now/catherine%20palace2_zpscxpq8lxa.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Then%20and%20now/catherine%20palace2_zpscxpq8lxa.jpg.html)
(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Then%20and%20now/catherine%20palace_zpsetkeowsz.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Then%20and%20now/catherine%20palace_zpsetkeowsz.jpg.html)

Resurrection Gate (Moscow)
(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Then%20and%20now/Resurrection%20Gate%20Moscow_zps385gmdhd.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Then%20and%20now/Resurrection%20Gate%20Moscow_zps385gmdhd.jpg.html)

Cathedral of Christ the Saviour (Moscow)
(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Then%20and%20now/Cathedral_zpskntuqahn.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Then%20and%20now/Cathedral_zpskntuqahn.jpg.html)

Gatchina Palace
(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Then%20and%20now/gatchina2_zpsxtc1yhd0.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Then%20and%20now/gatchina2_zpsxtc1yhd0.jpg.html)

Winter Palace
(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Then%20and%20now/Winter%20Palace%20Alexei_zpsut15c4g6.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Then%20and%20now/Winter%20Palace%20Alexei_zpsut15c4g6.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Then and now (Locations, clothes, etc)
Post by: TimM on April 17, 2016, 07:56:23 AM
Lovely pictures.
Title: Re: Then and now (Locations, clothes, etc)
Post by: Kalafrana on April 17, 2016, 03:11:29 PM
It looks as though the 'then' Catherine pictures were taken at the time of Marie Pavlovna's wedding. One shows her with her father, the other with Vilhelm.

Ann
Title: Re: Then and now (Locations, clothes, etc)
Post by: Bryndis on April 17, 2016, 05:42:24 PM
No

The first photo is indeed of Maria Pavlovna and her husband Wilhelm (1908)
But the second photo is of Elena Vladimirovna and her husband Nicholas (1902)
Title: Re: Then and now (Locations, clothes, etc)
Post by: Bryndis on May 06, 2016, 10:11:20 PM
Naval Cathedral of St Nicholas - Kronstadt

(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Then%20and%20now/Naval%20Cathedral%20of%20saint%20Nicholas%20in%20Kronstadt2_zpskpb8ji9a.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Then%20and%20now/Naval%20Cathedral%20of%20saint%20Nicholas%20in%20Kronstadt2_zpskpb8ji9a.jpg.html)

(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Then%20and%20now/Naval%20Cathedral%20of%20saint%20Nicholas%20in%20Kronstadt_zpsuixhifr2.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Then%20and%20now/Naval%20Cathedral%20of%20saint%20Nicholas%20in%20Kronstadt_zpsuixhifr2.jpg.html)

Kremlin - Moscow

(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Then%20and%20now/Kremlin%20stairs2_zpsydp4jhvc.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Then%20and%20now/Kremlin%20stairs2_zpsydp4jhvc.jpg.html)

(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Then%20and%20now/Kremlin%20stairs_zps5es1pylf.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Then%20and%20now/Kremlin%20stairs_zps5es1pylf.jpg.html)

(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Then%20and%20now/Kremlin%20Palace_zpsggrsuzzb.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Then%20and%20now/Kremlin%20Palace_zpsggrsuzzb.jpg.html)

Oreanda

(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Then%20and%20now/Oreanda_zpswjmyzbvp.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Then%20and%20now/Oreanda_zpswjmyzbvp.jpg.html)

(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Then%20and%20now/Oreanda2_zpsklizrb8s.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Then%20and%20now/Oreanda2_zpsklizrb8s.jpg.html)



Title: Re: Then and now (Locations, clothes, etc)
Post by: Bryndis on July 30, 2016, 10:56:17 AM
Felix Yusupov
(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Then%20and%20now/felix_zpstq46neco.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Then%20and%20now/felix_zpstq46neco.jpg.html) (http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/8a87ef57f0f19c62079f92c19c526054_zpse2hdydp1.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/8a87ef57f0f19c62079f92c19c526054_zpse2hdydp1.jpg.html)

Karaite Kenesa (posted by judicialinvestigator)
(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Then%20and%20now/Karaite%20Kenesa_zpsbfqixcsf.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Then%20and%20now/Karaite%20Kenesa_zpsbfqixcsf.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Then and now (Locations, clothes, etc)
Post by: Lochlanach on August 11, 2016, 10:24:36 AM
Well, if you do mange to get there, have a nice trip.

I will find myself briefly in Frankfurt in late September so I will  make time to see Freidberg , Bad Naheim and Darmstadt as the chance may not arise again for a long time. Maybe if I then posted some new 'now' photos, Bryndis , or someone, could make some new 'then and now' images out of them ?
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Post by: TimM on September 06, 2016, 07:25:09 AM
It would be cool to visit those places, walk where the IF once walked...
Title: Re: Then and now (Locations, clothes, etc)
Post by: Lochlanach on September 30, 2016, 03:33:21 AM
It would be cool to visit those places, walk where the IF once walked...

Freidberg , Darmstadt and Bad Nauheim were all very interesting .  Took a ton of photos and videos , not sure what I want to do with them yet.
Title: Re: Then and now (Locations, clothes, etc)
Post by: TimM on September 30, 2016, 06:25:20 AM
Quote
Took a ton of photos and videos , not sure what I want to do with them yet.

Post some of them here?
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Post by: Lochlanach on October 01, 2016, 06:34:45 AM
Quote
Took a ton of photos and videos , not sure what I want to do with them yet.

Post some of them here?

There are certainly a lot of images that would fit in to the 'then and now' theme that aren't already on here .
Title: Re: Then and now (Locations, clothes, etc)
Post by: Lochlanach on October 02, 2016, 07:50:48 AM
Having looked into it , it's not going to happen anytime soon - join photobucket , mess around with urls , slow uploads .... zzzzz . No patience with that kind of setup.
Title: Re: Then and now (Locations, clothes, etc)
Post by: TimM on October 05, 2016, 06:32:08 AM
Suit yourself.
Title: Re: Then and now (Locations, clothes, etc)
Post by: Lochlanach on October 07, 2016, 08:04:40 AM
Suit yourself.

Ha , I always do TimM !  Nevertheless , I will upload some videos onto youtube over the next few weeks , and indeed I have already uploaded one . They were never intended to be posted publically . If they had been, I would have taken far more care to get them right - but they are what they are.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqfe1KsjWdI


Title: Re: Then and now (Locations, clothes, etc)
Post by: Bryndis on October 07, 2016, 06:49:10 PM
Quote
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqfe1KsjWdI

(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/1910%20oct%20Germany%20Brunnenhaus%20Henry%20of%20Prussia.%20dr%20Borkin%20Captian%20Drenteln_zps6bw1b6wu.png) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/1910%20oct%20Germany%20Brunnenhaus%20Henry%20of%20Prussia.%20dr%20Borkin%20Captian%20Drenteln_zps6bw1b6wu.png.html)

That's really interesting to see! Especially a video of the place and its surroundings. Thank you! I hope you had a lovely trip : )
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Post by: edubs31 on October 08, 2016, 01:02:09 AM
Love this photo! Even with Nicholas partially obstructing the view of Marie it's still positively darling to see the reactions of her and Tatiana :-)
Title: Re: Then and now (Locations, clothes, etc)
Post by: Lochlanach on October 08, 2016, 04:24:18 AM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqfe1KsjWdI

(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/1910%20oct%20Germany%20Brunnenhaus%20Henry%20of%20Prussia.%20dr%20Borkin%20Captian%20Drenteln_zps6bw1b6wu.png) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/1910%20oct%20Germany%20Brunnenhaus%20Henry%20of%20Prussia.%20dr%20Borkin%20Captian%20Drenteln_zps6bw1b6wu.png.html)

That's really interesting to see! Especially a video of the place and its surroundings. Thank you! I hope you had a lovely trip : )

Locals still go down there and fill up bottles with the water from the 'grotto' - several did so when I was there. Others seem to use place as a kind of 'lovers lane'. It's a peaceful place .
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Post by: Lochlanach on October 08, 2016, 08:33:50 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFz6YtCUiSo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RnNJq3bvJg

At Freidberg
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Post by: TimM on October 11, 2016, 05:20:07 AM
Great videos.
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Post by: Lochlanach on October 11, 2016, 09:01:44 AM
Great videos.

Thanks - they're okay. Idiosyncratic I call them ! Just something a little different from the usual Romanov tribute videos on youtube . I'll post some more when I get a little time.
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Post by: Bryndis on October 15, 2016, 08:26:42 PM
Red Square
(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Then%20and%20now/Red%20Square%20GUM%20store_zpsnqemx1zx.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Then%20and%20now/Red%20Square%20GUM%20store_zpsnqemx1zx.jpg.html)

Ipatiev and Ipatievsky Monastery in Kostroma
(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Then%20and%20now/Ipatiev%20Monastery%20Kostroma_zpslonlotvv.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Then%20and%20now/Ipatiev%20Monastery%20Kostroma_zpslonlotvv.jpg.html)
(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Then%20and%20now/Ipatievsky%20Monastery%20Kostroma_zpsfpagf1uh.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Then%20and%20now/Ipatievsky%20Monastery%20Kostroma_zpsfpagf1uh.jpg.html)

Triumphal Arch of Moscow
(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Then%20and%20now/Triumphal%20Arch%20of%20Moscow_zpsdnjt3y52.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Then%20and%20now/Triumphal%20Arch%20of%20Moscow_zpsdnjt3y52.jpg.html)

State Bank in Nizhny Novgorod
(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t372/joibkb/Then%20and%20now/State%20bank%20in%20Nizhny%20Novgorod_zpsgpgxktxr.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/Then%20and%20now/State%20bank%20in%20Nizhny%20Novgorod_zpsgpgxktxr.jpg.html)
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Post by: Lochlanach on October 18, 2016, 05:33:03 AM
Sure, go for it!

Here's another one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mw44TYxaJqE

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Post by: TimM on October 18, 2016, 06:11:08 AM
Nice new pictures.  I like them.
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Post by: Rodney_G. on October 20, 2016, 02:07:19 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFz6YtCUiSo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RnNJq3bvJg

At Freidberg
Friedberg.
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Post by: TimM on October 22, 2016, 06:57:37 AM
It must be fun to walk the sites where the IF once walked.

Wish I could do that, but I'd have to win the lottery first  ;D
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Post by: nena on November 25, 2016, 08:14:14 PM
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/th_Chufut_Kale_06_zpsgzghqlzs.jpg) (http://s185.photobucket.com/user/nemanjapr/media/Romanov/Chufut_Kale_06_zpsgzghqlzs.jpg.html)(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/th_Cufutkale30april1916rare_zpskvxlnsjo.jpg) (http://s185.photobucket.com/user/nemanjapr/media/Romanov/Cufutkale30april1916rare_zpskvxlnsjo.jpg.html)

[The last one is rare to me.The IF visit the place in April of 1916.]
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Post by: Lochlanach on November 30, 2016, 12:10:00 PM
Great videos.

More footage I took of Romanov related 'Then and Now' stuff -if you follow the posted links above and hit the playlist  - graves of Sophie Buxhoeveden, Sydney Gibbes, Ernst and Elizabeth in Darmstadt , Gibbes' Oxford house/chapel , Felix Yussupovs Oxford home , Xenia's Hampton Court home .
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Post by: TimM on December 02, 2016, 11:30:50 AM
I'll be sure to check them out.
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Post by: Lochlanach on June 06, 2017, 05:18:56 AM
It must be fun to walk the sites where the IF once walked.

Wish I could do that, but I'd have to win the lottery first  ;D

In fact I have just been back there in late May , visiting Burg Friedberg again (where NAOTMAA spent seven weeks in 1910) , as well as the RO church at Bad Homburg which they also visited. I have to say Burg Friedburg was unforgettable second time around. I visited on a gorgeous sunny evening and had the entire courtyard to myself for about an hour . No cars , no people , just me wandering alone and seeing ghosts . The Burggarten was the same . It all left a very stark impression and one couldn't help ruminating about the unpredictability of life , history , the passing of time .... Indeed , between my last visit and this one , I had discovered my very distant ancestral connection to NAOTMAA, which gave me added pause for thought when at the Burg.
I did of course take a lot of photos and videos ,in similar vein to the ones I previously posted, and I will eventually get around to posting them .
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Post by: TimM on July 06, 2018, 06:20:50 PM
Nice that many of the buildings are still there. 
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Post by: SisterRomanovaTheSecond on August 12, 2018, 01:05:31 AM
How bittersweet
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Post by: JamesAPrattIII on August 13, 2018, 05:25:52 PM
Have you ever thought of contacting "After the Battle" Magazine they do a lot of then and now stuff
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Post by: TimM on August 26, 2018, 11:35:26 AM
I'll have to look into that.