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Having Fun! / Re: IMPORTANT: If you use Photobucket, read this!
« on: September 22, 2019, 08:04:15 PM »
I did some checking and found that there have been some changes at Photobucket since their disastrous policy change in 2017.  Once-blurred images (approx. 60 million of them) have been restored.  Management has been replaced and new, more reasonable pricing policy adopted.  Prices are $4.99/mo for 25GB beginner plan, to $11.99/mo for unlimited photo storage.   

Still not free, but much better than $400/mo.

Details can be found at this article:  https://www.theverge.com/2019/6/24/18701132/photobucket-photo-storage-pricing-flickr

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The Alexander Palace / Re: Alexander Palace Restoration
« on: September 22, 2019, 07:53:40 PM »
You weren't imagining, David_Newell.  These rooms are large:  30'x30'x30'.  The bedroom only looks smaller because the bed alcove takes up so much room.  Perhaps it was originally planned that way intentionally to make such a cavernous room a much more intimate and cozy bedroom.

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Having Fun! / Re: IMPORTANT: If you use Photobucket, read this!
« on: September 22, 2019, 07:46:47 PM »
I've come to like Imgur, too.  It's a lot more user friendly than Photobucket was.

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Having Fun! / Re: Coloured Pictures XXXVII
« on: September 22, 2019, 07:44:15 PM »
Great pics, Ally, all of them.  I especially like the one of the family aboard Standart.

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The Alexander Palace / Re: Alexander Palace Restoration
« on: July 22, 2019, 03:02:34 PM »
Fantastic pictures.  Thank you so much for posting!

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What a wonderful photo of Olga and Xenia.  Thank you for posting the link, Inok Nikolai.

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Rasputin / Re: Ella's Role
« on: March 25, 2019, 10:37:14 AM »
Alexandra and Ella already weren't on the best of terms due to Ella's disapproval of Rasputin.  But she must still have felt  confusion, anger, and betrayal when she read the contents of the intercepted communications.  This on top of her devastation at Rasputin's murder must have been terribly hard on her.

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The Alexander Palace / Re: Alexander Palace interiors
« on: March 10, 2019, 06:53:58 PM »
Oh. My. God.  This is a long awaited first glimpse at the interior reconstruction.  In color, no less.  Thank you, thank you, thank you for posting, Alexandre Mickaelovitch!  My imagination is soaring!

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Having Fun! / Re: Coloured Pictures XXXVII
« on: February 09, 2019, 10:14:42 AM »
Nice video, Tim.

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Scandanavian Royal Families / Re: Swedish Jewels
« on: February 05, 2019, 03:41:17 PM »
The news re arrest of at least one suspect, and likely recovery missing crown jewels is amazing, as well as a huge relief.  Hopefully, all of the stolen jewels will be found with that one cache.

I've often wondered about the value of crown jewels and lesser, though prominent, royal jewels.  They must be very expensive; I remember reading that a diamond and sapphire brooch the Queen Mother gave to Princess Diana as a wedding gift cost $350,000.  Given their lengthy and important histories and associations, the monetary value of crown jewels must be incalculable.

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Palaces in St. Petersburg / Re: Aerials of the Winter Palace - Hermitage
« on: February 03, 2019, 03:55:38 PM »
Interior courtyards were used to allow light and air into interior rooms - in everything from palaces to NYC tenements.  Made living in such buildings more pleasant, and people healthier.

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Having Fun! / Re: Coloured Pictures XXXVII
« on: February 03, 2019, 03:53:11 PM »
In this case, bigger is definitely better.  Great pic, fantastic colorization!

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Palaces in St. Petersburg / Re: Aerials of the Winter Palace - Hermitage
« on: January 24, 2019, 09:27:14 AM »
Joanna, these stereoscopic photos are fascinating.  Thanks so much for posting them!

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Palaces in St. Petersburg / Re: Yusupov Palace on the Moika
« on: January 24, 2019, 09:22:44 AM »
I really like this plan, BRNBG.  I can't get enough of studying it.

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Palaces in St. Petersburg / Re: Yusupov Palace on the Moika
« on: January 22, 2019, 02:42:06 AM »
The floor plan looks interesting.  Alas, the link is not working.

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