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The Alexander Palace / Re: Food, Wine and Meals
« on: April 19, 2018, 11:30:58 AM »
Insight into dinner conversations with Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra in 1906

https://winterpalaceresearch.blogspot.ca/2018/04/a-lunch-in-alexander-palace-tsarskoe.html

Joanna

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Imperial Transportation / Re: Cars
« on: April 17, 2018, 11:13:26 AM »
I was just reading that Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolaevich bought an American Cabriolet in the 1860s and took his children for rides around Strelna Palace. The archives state that it was an ‘early car’ but I do not have an image.

Joanna

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Palaces in St. Petersburg / Re: Private rooms of the Winter Palace
« on: April 17, 2018, 11:08:58 AM »
A rare photo (link below) of the alcove’s small door in Alexander II’s Study in the Winter Palace

http://winterpalaceresearch.blogspot.ca/2018/04/studybedroom-in-winter-palace-part-2.html

Joanna

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Palaces in St. Petersburg / Re: Private rooms of the Winter Palace
« on: April 17, 2018, 11:08:01 AM »
A video (link below) of Empress Alexandra’s Winter Garden #181 in the Winter Palace from 1840s-50s to Nicholas II’s Private Study to today.

https://vk.com/@hermitage_museum-the-winter-garden

Joanna

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The Alexander Palace / Re: Exteriors of Alexander Palace
« on: April 12, 2018, 07:53:48 PM »
Panoramas of the Alexander Palace in Tsarskoe Selo taken by Empress Alexandra c1903

https://winterpalaceresearch.blogspot.ca/2018/04/empress-alexandras-photo-album-1903.html

Joanna

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Imperial Transportation / Re: Cars
« on: April 12, 2018, 07:12:27 PM »
Prince Andrew and Princess Alice of Greece, Count Leo Tolstoy and Emperor Nicholas II - Enthusiasts at the dawn of car racing!

Photographs (link below) of the Peterhof Highway Gates today where Nicholas was standing.

https://winterpalaceresearch.blogspot.ca/2018/04/emperor-nicholas-ii-inspecting-racing.html

Joanna

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The Hohenzollern / Re: German Royal Palaces, Castles and Homes
« on: April 09, 2018, 04:10:29 PM »
Rare c1870 photographs and interiors of the Crown Princess Vicky's palaces in Berlin & Potsdam

Empress Alexandra was born in Schloss Charlottenburg in 1798. Her children and grandchildren would visit her brother Emperor Wilhelm I in the Altes Palais in Berlin.

https://winterpalaceresearch.blogspot.ca/2018/04/crown-princess-vickys-berlin-potsdam.html

Joanna

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Palaces in St. Petersburg / Re: Private rooms of the Winter Palace
« on: April 05, 2018, 10:23:50 AM »
3D panorama of Emperor Alexander II’s Study/Bedroom today in the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg (click on the photo below for the link)

https://winterpalaceresearch.blogspot.ca/2018/04/emperor-alexander-iis-studybedroom-in.html

Joanna

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Znamenka Palace near Peterhof:

Click on the aerial photograph of Znamenka Palace in the link below to view detailed maps of Peterhof, Znamenka and Mikhailovka

https://winterpalaceresearch.blogspot.ca/2018/04/znamenka-palace-near-peterhof.html

Joanna

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The Habsburgs / Re: Palaces,residencies, estates of the Habsburgs
« on: April 01, 2018, 01:10:52 PM »
Click on the link below for rare photographs of Emperor Franz Joseph’s study and guest bedrooms in the Hofburg, Vienna

https://winterpalaceresearch.blogspot.ca/2018/04/emperor-franz-josephs-study-guest.html

Joanna

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Palaces in St. Petersburg / Re: Private rooms of the Winter Palace
« on: March 30, 2018, 06:34:55 PM »
Thank you very much G. Michael for your comment. It is very much appreciated to know that others are interested in my research.

The former rooms of Nicholas I have been restored in the last two years including the corridor #398 - 400. There is no access to the private Majesties Own Staircase.

Since they are now restoring the Small Church on the 2nd floor, the Small Church Staircase may be closed. Another way is by the Saltykov Staircase or, after touring the former Ladies-in-Waiting rooms on the 3rd floor, walking down the corridor #359. It all depends on what rooms are closed at the time for continued renovation or changing of exhibitions.

Joanna

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Palaces in St. Petersburg / Re: Private rooms of the Winter Palace
« on: March 27, 2018, 11:38:47 AM »
Fascinating 3D Panoramas (click on the post below for the links) of two rarely seen rooms on the 3rd floor of the Winter Palace [Hermitage Museum] in Saint Petersburg

Note the small door in room #393 that led to Their Majesties Own Staircase.

These are the rooms that Queen Victoria's grandsons and granddaughters - Victoria of Battenberg, Ernst of Hesse-Darmstadt and Ducky, Princess Thora - stayed in when visiting St. Petersburg.

http://winterpalaceresearch.blogspot.ca/2018/03/emperor-nicholas-is-office-on-3rd-floor.html

Joanna

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Rare photographs of the palaces in Darmstadt, Germany in the early years of the marriage of Princess Alice and Prince Ludwig of Hesse-Darmstadt

https://winterpalaceresearch.blogspot.ca/2018/03/princess-alices-darmstadt-in-1870.html

Joanna

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The Habsburgs / Re: Palaces,residencies, estates of the Habsburgs
« on: March 21, 2018, 02:01:50 PM »
Rare photographs c1890s of the Hermesvilla interiors in Vienna Austria from the time of Emperor Franz Joseph and Empress Elisabeth

http://winterpalaceresearch.blogspot.ca/2018/03/nicholas-ii-and-empress-alexandra-visit.html

Joanna

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Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra at the Consecration of the Cathedral of the Resurrection on August 19th 1907

Intriguing to compare the aerial photographs of 1920 and today [click on the post below] of the Cathedral of the Resurrection in Saint Petersburg. Looking north to the Nevsky Prospekt, do you see the Kazan Cathedral in the upper right?

https://winterpalaceresearch.blogspot.ca/2018/03/nicholas-ii-and-empress-alexandra-at.html

Joanna

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