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Discussions about Other Imperial Palaces => Palaces in St. Petersburg => Topic started by: bluetoria on May 16, 2005, 09:35:54 AM

Title: Palace of Grand Duke Vladimir
Post by: bluetoria on May 16, 2005, 09:35:54 AM
This is the only picture I can find of Grand Duke Vladimir's Palace which was built for him by Rezanov in 1867. Would anybody please have any pictures of the interiors? Or a better view of it?
The building (now the Petersburg House of Scientists) is supposed to be magnificent but I don't think it looks very magnificent here.  :-/

Title: Re: Palace of Grand Duke Vladimir
Post by: Charles on May 17, 2005, 07:17:45 AM
The mother of a close friend of mine was the Director of the Vladimir Palace (House of Scientists) in the early 1990s and I was able to many times get entry into the palace, which is magnificent. I know that I have pictures of the interiors somewhere, just need to locate them.
Title: Re: Palace of Grand Duke Vladimir
Post by: Svetabel on May 25, 2005, 10:21:19 AM
Interiors of Gd Vladimir's palace as they were in 1893

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v433/feomarie/VladimirPalaceChapel1893.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v433/feomarie/StudyGDVladimir1893.jpg)
Title: Re: Palace of Grand Duke Vladimir
Post by: Svetabel on May 25, 2005, 10:22:05 AM
One more



(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v433/feomarie/StudyGDssMariePavlovna1893.jpg)
Title: Re: Palace of Grand Duke Vladimir
Post by: isabel on August 29, 2005, 05:57:15 AM
Is this Palace in the Millionaires Street, very close to the Winter Palace?
Title: Re: Palace of Grand Duke Vladimir
Post by: BobG on August 29, 2005, 06:24:59 AM
The front of the palace is on the Palace Quay, 26 on the Neva.
The rear of the palace with its service wing is on Millionaires Street.
Bob G
Title: Re: Palace of Grand Duke Vladimir
Post by: isabel on August 29, 2005, 11:12:51 AM
Thank you Bob for your explanation. I was in St. Petersburg last summer, and i remember very well the palace, i didn´t know then that it was Gran Duke Vladimir´s , but i spent a few minutes observing the built, it attract my attention because you can see very well how the coats of arms had been arrached from the front of the palace.  
Title: Re: Palace of Grand Duke Vladimir
Post by: dp5486 on February 17, 2006, 10:22:44 AM
Does any photos exist of the Grand Duchess Marie Pavlovna's Moorish boudoir? I read about it in "Flight of the Romanovs" and it seems like a very interesting room with the writings from the Quran decorating one of the wall I believe.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Palace of Grand Duke Vladimir
Post by: hikaru on March 18, 2006, 01:50:48 AM
This is only one of the Romanov's palaces which looks like before revolution inside.
So it is truly unique.
Everybody could arrange an excursion there.
During summer, some concerts for tourists take place there too.
It is famouse place also for the wedding ceremonies.
Title: Re: Palace of Grand Duke Vladimir
Post by: Monarchist on March 18, 2006, 06:48:20 AM
I have to compliment all the persons on this forum, this place, Alexander Palace Time Machine, is an architectural fan's dream come true.  :)

Thanks for posting such an array of great pictures of buildings we hardly see in art books!  Withouth your scans or the equally interesting messages of the Forum members who live or travel in that area we wouldn't know about any of these locations.
Title: Re: Palace of Grand Duke Vladimir
Post by: Joanna on October 21, 2006, 10:22:24 PM
Here are incredible interior photographs of the GD Vladimir Palace at 26 Palace Quay:

http://photoarchive.spb.ru/showObject.do?object=2007792711&language=2 (http://photoarchive.spb.ru/showObject.do?object=2007792711&language=2)

Joanna
Title: Re: Palace of Grand Duke Vladimir
Post by: BobG on October 22, 2006, 01:37:27 PM
Joanna,

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Thank you # 1 for finding this wonderful treasure trove of photos of Imperial Russia!
Thank you # 2 for taking the trouble to post all the links in all the threads to make it easier for us to find these wonderful photos.
Thank you # 3 for your continued sharing of websites that you have diligently sought and discovered.  You continue to generously share your discoveries with us and are a fabulous contributor to this board.

My only complaint: we have never gotten a photo web site where we can view your pictures of your recent trip to Russia.  I had hoped you might be able to post them on a blog, webpage, Photobucket etc., because I know you got to places that most of us wouldn't even know how to find.  (Maybe you've posted a link to them somewhere and I missed it, but I for one, would love you to share them with us!)

Again, keep contributing and know how much we all appreciate it!

BobG
Title: Re: Palace of Grand Duke Vladimir
Post by: gleb on October 23, 2006, 01:53:27 PM


Thank you # 3 for your continued sharing of websites that you have diligently sought and discovered.  You continue to generously share your discoveries with us and are a fabulous contributor to this board.



That's exactly what I think.
Title: Re: Palace of Grand Duke Vladimir
Post by: hikaru on April 03, 2007, 12:17:37 PM
I think that the real pearl of the palace is the library.
Because you could use it and from this moment you start to fell yourself not like tourist who came to see the palace.
Title: Re: Palace of Grand Duke Vladimir
Post by: Vassili_Vorontsoff on June 08, 2007, 06:44:36 PM
Staircase of the palace of grand duc Vladimir Alexandrovitch (designed by Rezanov),it's one of my favourite one's in the town:

(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/vassiliv/palaisgrducalexandrealexandrovitchp.jpg)

Marble palace,enfilade d'apparat
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/vassiliv/palaisdemarbreenfiladedapparatpreme.jpg)
Title: Re: Palace of Grand Duke Vladimir
Post by: Annetta on April 08, 2009, 01:22:18 PM
In previous topics i found interest in interiors of the house of GD Vladimir (nowday outlook). I have many of them, here are some pics. This is not a museum now. It's marvellous.
Main Staircase
(http://i679.photobucket.com/albums/vv155/Annetta_apforum/P1150008.jpg)

Crimson Drawing Room
(http://i679.photobucket.com/albums/vv155/Annetta_apforum/P1150013.jpg)

Moorish DR, where Romanovs wrote a letter to Nicolas II. They asked not to punish GD Dmitri and Felix Yusupov after Rasputin was killed.
(http://i679.photobucket.com/albums/vv155/Annetta_apforum/P1150037.jpg)

Russian Dining Room
(http://i679.photobucket.com/albums/vv155/Annetta_apforum/P1150095.jpg)


Title: Re: Palace of Grand Duke Vladimir
Post by: alixaannencova on April 11, 2009, 01:15:55 AM
Thank you very much Annetta for posting your lovely pictures of the Vladimir Palace! Its interiors really are barbarically sumptuous making it a rather fitting home for Miechen IMHO! I wonder how big her jewel vault must have been!!!!
Title: Re: Palace of Grand Duke Vladimir
Post by: HSH The Duchess of Bourbon on October 14, 2009, 09:17:05 AM
aaaaaaaaaany floor plans people?
Title: Re: Palace of Grand Duke Vladimir
Post by: ThomB on July 26, 2010, 10:54:05 AM
I second the motion. If Brian could repost the plans, or if anyone saved them and could post them I would be most appreciative. I lost mine in a crash.
Thanks! (I hope.)
Title: Re: Palace of Grand Duke Vladimir
Post by: EnricdeG on July 30, 2010, 07:15:54 AM
Voilà the floorplans again !!

Ground floor
(http://i671.photobucket.com/albums/vv80/goldenking1638/vladpalgrndfllabeld.jpg)

First floor
(http://i671.photobucket.com/albums/vv80/goldenking1638/VLADIMIRPAL1stfllabeld.jpg)

Bye !!
Title: Re: Palace of Grand Duke Vladimir
Post by: PAVLOV on July 30, 2010, 08:44:56 AM
May I ask what a " marital" staircase is ? See last post of floorplan.
Title: Re: Palace of Grand Duke Vladimir
Post by: ThomB on July 30, 2010, 10:15:51 AM
Whitesun, you da man! Or the woman, as the case may be.

Thank-you so much. I promise I’ll take better care of these.

(I think we all kinda know what the ‘marital staircase’ is. I recently ran across a plan of the ‘secret’ passage at Versailles connecting the king’s bedroom with the queen’s. A lot more complicated that this staircase. Still...we do what we have to do...)
Title: Re: Palace of Grand Duke Vladimir
Post by: PAVLOV on August 01, 2010, 08:49:39 AM
Odd that they had to use a secret back staircase. I wonder if any of the other palaces have similar "marital staircases" ?
Quite interesting, floorplans reveal so much !
I wonder what they would have to say if they knew someone has discovered their secret staircase 140 yrs later ?
Title: Re: Palace of Grand Duke Vladimir
Post by: BobG on August 01, 2010, 09:24:11 AM
Almost all palaces contain "Marital Staircase."  It was very uncommon for a married couple to share a bedroom and usually the husband's and wife's suites were on separate floors.  Check out the plans for the Yussupov palace and you'll see the staircase in Felix Sr.'s bedroom leading to his wife's suite.
Serge/Elizabeth's palace definitely had one--although I'm not sure that one was used! 

BobG
Title: Re: Palace of Grand Duke Vladimir
Post by: Svetabel on August 29, 2012, 01:55:18 AM
Russian Dining Room in the newly-built Palace, in 1874 year

(http://www.picatom.com/26/1874r-1-th.jpg) (http://www.picatom.com/26/1874r-1.html)

Actually it still looks fantastic, I've been in the Palace recently at the concert and the acoustics in the Russian Dining Room is magnificent.