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Offline pastpalacelife

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Re: Imperial Locations: Then and Now
« Reply #30 on: March 06, 2013, 08:03:44 PM »
The double metal bridges at the back of the palace are interesting to me. However, there is a third matching bridge, not sure where in the park and I think that bridge gets mislabeled or misidentified  as the one where tatianna, alexi, and tsar are pictured with guards.  I think the correct bridge has now been restored or repainted,  but if anyone has a recent pic of the exact spot for a now and then comparison I would appreciate it.  thanks, tracy
BTW I think? that the correct spot is the bridge not nearest the parnusus hill, and it would be the right side with back to palace and on the palace side of the bank. Seems like that bridge had some of the metal curls or swirls missing. Maybe souvenir hunters or war damage.

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Re: Imperial Locations: Then and Now
« Reply #31 on: March 07, 2013, 02:42:52 AM »
Fedorovsky gorodok
~~1913(?) and my foto autumn 2012

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« Reply #32 on: March 07, 2013, 08:57:46 AM »
Wow, how neat Olga! I love how you superimposed the image like that.

Too bad the building itself appears to be in disrepair. Not quite the same as when that imperial carriage was riding by about a century ago...
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« Reply #33 on: March 07, 2013, 05:47:19 PM »
Oh wow! Thank you so much for those. It is a shame the building is in ruin though....

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« Reply #34 on: March 13, 2013, 09:14:24 AM »
That's lovely Olga! Great idea! Reminds me of 'Dear Photograph'

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« Reply #35 on: March 24, 2013, 01:37:02 PM »
Thank! Many peoples from Peterbug like to do it. Is many more professional photos old/today:


Peterhof 1942/2011. At the Grand Cascade


Peterhof 1943/2011




Pushkin 1941-2011 Catherine Palace after the fire

(с) http://sergey-larenkov.livejournal.com/?tag=%D0%91%D0%BB%D0%BE%D0%BA%D0%B0%D0%B4%D0%B0




Kirсhe near to Yousoupov palace.



(c) http://sergey-larenkov.livejournal.com/749.html


Yalta 1945-2012 Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin at the Livadia Palace.

Et cetera.
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« Reply #36 on: March 24, 2013, 05:23:55 PM »
These are fantastic Olga. Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #37 on: March 24, 2013, 10:01:35 PM »
These give me chills. It's like seeing ghosts.

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« Reply #38 on: March 24, 2013, 10:52:34 PM »
These give me chills. It's like seeing ghosts.

Yes or like walking down the street and stepping into the past. A time warp as has been portrayed by any number of movies or TV shows.
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« Reply #39 on: March 26, 2013, 09:24:43 AM »
Those are fantastic! Thanks for posting.

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« Reply #40 on: April 07, 2013, 04:49:26 PM »
What fascinating "then & now" pictures.  Is it possible that the Kornilov house still stands in Tobolsk?  For some odd reason, I've been under the impression that it no longer exists.  The pictures you posted show otherwise.

Thank you for posting, Bryndis.

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Re: Imperial Locations: Then and Now
« Reply #41 on: April 10, 2013, 12:53:22 PM »
Tried a little blending of pictures myself


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Re: Imperial Locations: Then and Now
« Reply #42 on: April 10, 2013, 02:54:37 PM »
So cool Ally and Olga! The two of you should be getting paid for these :-) Such a treat to look at!
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Re: Imperial Locations: Then and Now
« Reply #43 on: April 11, 2013, 10:35:24 AM »
Olga's and Ally's pictures look like some kind of time door has opened to the past.  You almost expect the IF to interact with the tourists.
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Re: Imperial Locations: Then and Now
« Reply #44 on: April 11, 2013, 01:02:01 PM »
Ally, that is just gorgeous! Brilliant job.