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Re: Greek royal palaces & residences
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2005, 01:13:12 PM »
What kind of state is Mon Repos in?  I can't remember even seeing a picture of this home once.  Wasn't Prince Phillip born there, and are the current exiled Greek Royal Family allowed any kind of preservation with these estates?

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« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2005, 01:15:45 PM »
Not faring much better either...it is all quite sad that these properties are not exploited for their historial value.

But then again modern Greeks are so careless about their historical ruins...people like me, perhaps, who have found a special place in our hearts for Greece can become quite despondent when there.

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« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2005, 01:23:12 PM »
Do the Greeks even maintain the graves of King George I going down to Frederica and Paul?  Or are these allowed to lapse as well?

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« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2005, 01:49:30 PM »
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Not faring much better either...it is all quite sad that these properties are not exploited for their historial value.

But then again modern Greeks are so careless about their historical ruins...people like me, perhaps, who have found a special place in our hearts for Greece can become quite despondent when there.

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Do the Greeks not understand the meaning of tourism?

Opening up Buck House to the public was one of the best decisions QEII ever made.

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« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2005, 02:44:51 PM »
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Do the Greeks even maintain the graves of King George I going down to Frederica and Paul?  Or are these allowed to lapse as well?


The private cemetery at Tatoď is not in very good shape.  I snuck in several years ago, sicne it is not open to the public, but was caught up two nasty guards who summarily threw me out!  :-[

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« Reply #20 on: March 09, 2005, 02:46:43 PM »
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Do the Greeks not understand the meaning of tourism?

Opening up Buck House to the public was one of the best decisions QEII ever made.

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The problem is that there concept of cleanliness is quite different from the rest of Europe and many sites are not kept as clean as they should...then again there are so many historical areas in Greece that it takes a huge budget to get them all up to par and with the huge debt left behind by the Olympiad last year...it further takes resources away from the royal ty-related structures.

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« Reply #21 on: March 09, 2005, 05:19:57 PM »
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The Nicholas Palace was built for Helen and Nicholas as a present from Tsar Nicholas II.  after the family left Greece in 1917 it was rented out to a hotel as an annex and then later on the fmaily reoccupied it, eventually selling it to the Italian government.  I was there last june and it is in great condition.

Tatoi is in high state of disrepair, sadly.

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Why did Nicholas build a palace for Helen.  It is my understanding AF and Nicholas II did not like or care for Michen & Vladimir?  If you don't like your Aunt & Uncle why would you build a palace for their daughter?

Was this just something that the Tsar (whoever was Tsar at the time)  did for all grand dukes & duchesses at the time of their marriage?

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Re: Greek royal palaces & residences
« Reply #22 on: March 09, 2005, 06:01:32 PM »
Maria Feodorovna and Maria Pavlovna were social rivals.  Nicholas II was in awe of his father's brothers.  Nicholas of Greece was very close to Nicholas II as well as a first cousin of the Tsar; while also a favored nephew to the Dowager Empress...and to boot, Helene Wladimirovna also happened to be a first cousin of Nicholas II.

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« Reply #23 on: March 10, 2005, 07:13:50 PM »
I was watching some TV documentary about Nicholaos Palace and what I saw was great !I mean everything inside the palace was not grandious,but with such delicate taste!They also mentioned polititian Venizelos had something to do with the Nicolaos house but don't remember anymore!Sombody knows something about this or I just made it in my head?

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Re: Greek royal palaces & residences
« Reply #24 on: March 13, 2005, 08:44:10 AM »
As for the palaces ....kingship was far from popular here in greece...unfortunately.
After the military coup in the 60's there was a plebiscite by the generals to keep or not keep the king and a huge majority chose not to keep 'em.My parents remember that day.
So no wonder why the palaces are in such a poor state-exept the two major ones anyway
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Re: Greek royal palaces & residences
« Reply #25 on: April 16, 2005, 12:55:54 PM »
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 They may have come across the word once or twice ;)

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Re: Greek royal palaces & residences
« Reply #26 on: May 28, 2005, 06:12:15 AM »
Other pics of Tatoi from the website:

http://www.pbase.com/dead_poet/tatoi_estate




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