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Offline Carisbrooke

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Re: Imperial Locations: Then and Now
« Reply #75 on: September 17, 2013, 02:17:06 AM »
THEN             AI PETRI from the Beinecke Albums


NOW              A close up of the mountain from a flickr account, .....not mine.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dalexon/481346785/
          All photos appear to be taken not too distant from the Vorontsovsky Palace, Alupka.

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Re: Imperial Locations: Then and Now
« Reply #76 on: September 21, 2013, 05:14:50 AM »
What a beautiful photo!

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Re: Imperial Locations: Then and Now
« Reply #77 on: March 29, 2014, 03:41:50 AM »
Ropsha Palace - these are seriously haunting











Found here: http://sergey-larenkov.livejournal.com/29974.html

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Re: Imperial Locations: Then and Now
« Reply #78 on: March 29, 2014, 10:54:44 AM »
Pretty remarkable Ally!

Haunting is one word that comes to mind. Another is sad. Just another reminder of the eery process of time and history. A glimpse into a lost word through its modern day ruins and the images that conjures up.

Living things die and are replaced. It's all part of the life cycle of course. But people, unlike trees and blades of grass and even most animals, are unique. The human race gets added to and subtracted from over time but we don't really get "replaced". I guess that's why it's a little sad to see crumbling buildings like this. We can't be around forever but buildings/monuments, when kept up properly, can. It's a way of helping to ensure that some things are eternal. When they disappear so too go the ghosts that occupy them.
Once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right...

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Re: Imperial Locations: Then and Now
« Reply #79 on: March 29, 2014, 12:49:36 PM »
Эмалевый крестик в петлице
И серого френча сукно,
Какие печальные лица,
И как это было давно.

Какие прекрасные лица
И как безнадёжно бледны:
Наследник, Императрица.
Четыре Великих Княжны…

Георгий Владимирович Иванов, 1949 год

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An enamel cross in the buttonhole
And the grey cloth of the tunic…
What sad faces
And how long ago it was.

What beautiful faces
And how hopelessly pale –
The heir, the empress,
The four grand duchesses…

Georgiy Vladimirovich Ivanov, 1949.


« Last Edit: March 29, 2014, 12:52:54 PM by Превед »
Берёзы севера мне милы,—
Их грустный, опущённый вид,
Как речь безмолвная могилы,
Горячку сердца холодит.

(Афанасий Фет: «Ивы и берёзы», 1843 / 1856)

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Re: Imperial Locations: Then and Now
« Reply #80 on: October 23, 2014, 02:57:22 AM »
Arhangelskoe (Ysupov's home)



Height of dog's withers is 160-162 cm -- > height of young Felix is 170-173cm :)

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Re: Imperial Locations: Then and Now
« Reply #81 on: October 23, 2014, 11:18:59 AM »
Didn't realize Felix was so short. Only 5'7'' or 5'8''?
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Re: Imperial Locations: Then and Now
« Reply #82 on: October 23, 2014, 03:00:29 PM »
edubs31, in 1903-1904 Felix has only 16-17 years old. He will tall later )
Hello! My name is Olga. I was born and live in St. Petersburg. I liked the history of my country. I know my the city and surroundings.
My most liked person - GD Dmitri Pavlovich. )))
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Re: Imperial Locations: Then and Now
« Reply #83 on: October 23, 2014, 04:39:00 PM »
Эмалевый крестик в петлице
И серого френча сукно,
Какие печальные лица,
И как это было давно.

Какие прекрасные лица
И как безнадёжно бледны:
Наследник, Императрица.
Четыре Великих Княжны…

Георгий Владимирович Иванов, 1949 год

=

An enamel cross in the buttonhole
And the grey cloth of the tunic…
What sad faces
And how long ago it was.

What beautiful faces
And how hopelessly pale –
The heir, the empress,
The four grand duchesses…

Georgiy Vladimirovich Ivanov, 1949.




Such beautiful poem! :)
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Re: Imperial Locations: Then and Now
« Reply #84 on: April 27, 2015, 05:13:51 PM »
Peterhof Palace, Google earth