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Virtual Pushkin => Sightseeing in Pushkin => Topic started by: marina on July 31, 2006, 07:54:28 AM

Title: Most beautiful pic
Post by: marina on July 31, 2006, 07:54:28 AM
Palace of Catherine II by Rastrelli:
(http://img174.imageshack.us/img174/654/5bxs9.th.jpg) (http://img174.imageshack.us/my.php?image=5bxs9.jpg)

Pushkin and a cat
(http://img342.imageshack.us/img342/3616/1webbz9.th.jpg) (http://img342.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1webbz9.jpg)

Room of Catherine's palace:
(http://img350.imageshack.us/img350/7977/1webna0.th.jpg) (http://img350.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1webna0.jpg)
Title: Re: Most beautiful pic
Post by: Margarita Markovna on August 28, 2006, 08:38:50 PM
Which room is that last one?
Title: Re: Most beautiful pic
Post by: vladm on August 28, 2006, 10:26:15 PM
this is part of the throne room
Title: Re: Most beautiful pic
Post by: Mazukov on August 30, 2006, 09:24:09 PM
I'm sorry vladm, but i had always thought that room was the ballroom.
Title: Re: Most beautiful pic
Post by: vladm on August 31, 2006, 12:02:51 AM
Mazukov, you are partially right about other name. But, name as throne room, for my understanding latest modern books reference movement. Original name, according to Vilchkovsky - "the Great Hall".
(http://www.virtualpushkin.com/images/AlexanderPalace/catherinepalace/throne-room-1.jpg)
(http://www.virtualpushkin.com/images/stories/history/greathall-1.jpg)
(http://www.virtualpushkin.com/images/stories/history/greathall-2.jpg)
But sorry, I do not recollect any ballroom at Catherine Palace.
Title: Re: Most beautiful pic
Post by: PAVLOV on September 01, 2010, 10:22:05 AM
The Catherine Palace never had a real ballroom. These rooms were used for dining, and other entertainments, also as a Ballroom. The Palace also did not have a main staircase until the mid 19th century.