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The Imperial Family / Re: Historical Anecdotes
« on: March 15, 2005, 10:16:27 AM »
During the reign of Tsarina Elizabeth, she was walking on the gardens of the Catherine Palace...

Suddenly she saw her palace up in flames!  :o  and ran towards it screaming:  My palace is in flames!  My house is on fire!  ...

as she approached it, she realised it was the GOLD  that was glittering very much because of the bright sunny day  ::)

Hi there!

I was just wondering if anyone has ever seen pictures of the Empress being pregnant...

I have never seen any!


The Imperial Family / Re: The Imperial children "sad,sheltered" life?
« on: March 11, 2005, 10:31:13 AM »
I hope you get better soon, Pushkina!

Regarding the children's education -- even Nicholas II had teachers like the former Minister of Finance, Nicholas Bunge, and the Procurator of the Holy Synod, Pobedonostsev.  The latter might have had reactionary views we find repellent, but nobody could argue that his was not, objectively speaking, a formidable intellect.

Alexander I had LaHarpe, Alexander II had the poet Zhukovsky. The last tsarevich, Alexei Nikolaevich, had Gibbes and Gilliard. Very odd.

I believe the Tsarevich "tutor" was named when he turned 11, however in Alexei's case, when this happened the war started, and so his parents decided to wait to choose a tutor, and to let him learn from life (being at the front with his father) for the time being.  Of course they never thought the war would be so long, and that the Tsar would have to abdicate.

This can be rea din Pierre Gilliard's book.

The Alexander Palace / Re: What's in this Area
« on: March 10, 2005, 10:33:15 AM »
Something else

This entrance was used by the Imperial Family.

The inside stairs you refer to are only about 8 steps

The Alexander Palace / Re: What's in this Area
« on: March 09, 2005, 01:33:32 PM »
All those little rooms are gone now.  

Thats where the entrance is located, and where you pay for your ticket and put on the special slippers you must put on inside all palaces.

There is also a very small stand with some books and postcards.

The Alexander Palace / Re: Life in the Alexander Palace
« on: March 09, 2005, 01:24:06 PM »
Does anyone know how they kept clean?

I know Nicholas had a huge bathtub, which looks more like a small swimming pool.

I believe  Alexandra had her own bathroom next to her bedroom... what did it have?  a bathtub? a shower?

and also the GD, I think I read they had a bathroom in between the rooms... with a shower...

Would they have hot water???

The Alexander Palace / Re: Current State of the Semi-Circular Hall
« on: March 09, 2005, 12:00:56 PM »
I was there last August, and as has been mentioned there is a fence preventing you to get anywhere around the palace, or to even view the Alexandra rooms from outside.

Also, it seems like the "grass" hasnt been cut in years.

As for restoration, personally I was most interested in visiting the Alexander Palace, and was a bit disappointed with what I saw. I doesnt look like any work is going on in the palace.

When you visit the Catherine Palace, Pavlosk and Gatchina you will see workers, and you will be told which rooms and being restored.

At Gatchina, we were able to see the restoration work in progress at the Tsarina bedroom...  

And its just sad to know NOTHING is happening at the Alexander Palace....  :-[

The Alexander Palace / Re: Photos of the IF in the AP's formal rooms?
« on: March 09, 2005, 11:33:13 AM »
I havent seen pics in the formal rooms either

I have seen some on the mountain slide... if you are referring to the winter time, with the snow, there are pictures of the kids using sleighs in several books

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