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This is nothing short of a miracle.  A sincere thank-you to Mr. Pyles and to all who had a hand in this.

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The Alexander Palace / Re: Hanging pictures
« on: August 31, 2012, 01:47:19 PM »
I read somewhere (probably on one of the message strings here) that the picture rails in the palace were installed in 1847.  I can't imagine that the rails visible in current photos of the interior aren't the originals.

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Alan, thank you so much for posting these wonderful pictures.  I had not seen such detailed photos of the kitchen building or garage.  The pictures of Anna Vyrubova's house cause me to marvel at Nicholas & Alexandra calling regularly on such a tiny home.  Imagining them with legs drawn up onto the sofas with feet tucked in to escape the chill of the floor makes them seem so real.

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The Alexander Palace / Re: A Question Regarding The Alexander Park
« on: June 06, 2011, 06:06:57 PM »
I've never seen the pics posted above Joanna's post, either.  Wow!  They're so unposed, especially the photo on the left.  The Grand Duchess looks so natural and relaxed, while the guard looks stony.

It looks like a nice crop of cabbages in both photos.  Some of the leaves in the photo on the left look as though they're being eaten by bugs.

I've translated one of GD Olga's postcards posted elsewhere on this site.  She writes to a friend, "... Our kitchen garden flourishes..."

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Welcome New Users! Read 1st please. / Re: Posting Photographs...
« on: June 06, 2011, 01:46:22 PM »
I tried that, Carolath, after reading a similar instruction elsewhere.  I copied and pasted the IMG option from Photobucket to my post on this site, changed IMG from uppercase to lowercase -and was rewarded with a red x in a white box.

What am I doing wrong?

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The Alexander Palace / Re: Pictures of the Interiors as they were
« on: June 06, 2011, 01:36:47 PM »
Actually, I found them at Poemas del Rio Wang Tsarskoe Selo.  The pictures can be accessed at

riowang.blogspot.com/2011/05/tsarskoe-selo.html

A further search did turn up the same pictures at Royal Russia, which site identified the fourth picture as a dining room at the Lower Dacha at Peterhof. 

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Welcome New Users! Read 1st please. / Re: Posting Photographs...
« on: June 06, 2011, 03:48:36 AM »
I tried posting again, with no success.  I'm using Photobucket. 

Photobucket has 4 options beside each photo:  Email & IM, Direct Link, HTML Code, and IMG Code.  Each option has a URL that can be copied and pasted to the destination.  Additionally, there is the URL in the address bar at the top of the screen.

My question:  Which of the options do I copy and paste to my posts here?

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The Alexander Palace / Re: Exhibition in the children's rooms!
« on: June 05, 2011, 09:04:34 PM »
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Here is a picture of an array of toys, apparently taken in the Semi-circular Hall.  Especially poignant is the box camera.  I wonder whose it was.  Could it be one being held by OTMA in numerous period photographs?  They must have owned several cameras since photography was a passion of all of them.  Could this one have belonged to a specific Grand Duchess, or did they all share?  Anyway, I could not determine whether these toys will be part of the upcoming Exhibition, but I would suspect that they are.

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The Alexander Palace / Re: Pictures of the Interiors as they were
« on: June 05, 2011, 03:35:20 PM »
Thank you!!

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The Alexander Palace / Re: Pictures of the Interiors as they were
« on: June 05, 2011, 02:57:14 PM »
Hi Sarushka!  I did some quick research and the entire concept suddenly clicked.  I came back to modify my post, but think you and I were both modifying simultaneously.  Now the 4 images show as a red "x" in a white box. 

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The Alexander Palace / Re: Pictures of the Interiors as they were
« on: June 05, 2011, 02:43:11 PM »
Eeeps.  The above is not what I intended.  This warrants another look at the posting discussions to see what I did wrong.

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The Alexander Palace / Re: Pictures of the Interiors as they were
« on: June 05, 2011, 02:39:28 PM »





Hi all.  I've spent countless hours exploring this site over the years as a guest, and have finally decided to "take the plunge" and become a member.  I've immensely enjoyed all of your posts.  They are a treasure trove of startling amounts of knowledge about an endlessly fascinating topic.  

These are my first pictures.  I found them on a Web site, whose address I'll post if anyone is interested.  They are from a series of digitalized and colorized photos taken in and around the Alexander Palace in the late 1920s or early 1930s.  The first three should be familiar to all.  The fourth is most fascinating.  It is entitled, simply, "Dining Room in the Palace."  I thought immediately of the Grand Duchesses' upstairs dining room, but cannot reconcile the photo with the palace floorplans I've seen elsewhere on this site.  

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