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Offline Dimitri

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When Ella left Dimtri her palace when she became a nun,was it the place her and Sergei lived in in St petersburg?
If not where was his palace?
Who did he sell the palace to before the revoltion?

Any info at all would be really good

Sorry about all the questions
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Re: Palace of Grand Duke Sergei, aka Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2004, 12:37:02 PM »
Hello Dimitri,
Dmitri´s palace was indeed the Nevsky 41 residence of Ella and Serguey. He sold it during the revolution but i do not know to whom... In that time the palace housed also the anglo-russian hostipal attended by Meriel Buchanan, daughter of the British ambassador.

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Re: Palace of Grand Duke Sergei, aka Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2004, 02:21:14 PM »
Thanks Antonio-

Don't you think the palace is really beautiful. do you have any pictures of the interior of floorplans?
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Re: Palace of Grand Duke Sergei, aka Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2004, 06:43:20 PM »
Hello Dimitri,

I like it very much too. I did no photographs of the interiors but have some floorplans. You can find photgraphs of the interiors in some books:
The sunset of the Romanov dinasty
St Petersburg, architecture of the Tsars.
The Romanovs, the way it was.
Have you ever been inside?

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Re: Palace of Grand Duke Sergei, aka Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2004, 09:35:07 AM »
I was able to visit the inside because there was a Russian folk dancing show held there (I highly recommend seeing it).  In fact, the only reason we saw the show was to get into the palace.  Before it started, we were able to wander around some of the rooms.  Overall, I thought the palace was beautiful and elegant like Ella herself.  I highly recommend seeing it. ;)
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Re: Palace of Grand Duke Sergei, aka Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2004, 09:38:40 AM »
Hey, Almedingen!

I was several times in the same show just to see the palace. I knew some of the dancers by face, they are the same since 1999. Last year for the first time we could see the impressive library of the palace, quite the size of a big ballroom!

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« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2004, 01:07:14 PM »
Ella and segei did not actually decorate the palace themselves. It was done by the original owner a Ruissian Prince with a very long name! They only redecorated the odd room here and there.
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Re: Palace of Grand Duke Sergei, aka Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2004, 01:08:05 PM »
Antonio could you actually post your plans of the palace? I would be really grateful. Thanks! ;D
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Re: Palace of Grand Duke Sergei, aka Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2004, 09:37:13 PM »
Hello Dimitri,
I cannot post myself, i can only send them to For. Adm. for posting. The task takes time and he must have a lot of work, so be patient!

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Re: Palace of Grand Duke Sergei, aka Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2004, 09:09:18 PM »
I found two pictures of Sergei and Ella's home in St. Petersburg. The first picture is a recent pic and I hope someone can help identify the statue in front of the palace.


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Re: Palace of Grand Duke Sergei, aka Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2004, 09:29:52 PM »
This esculpture is one of the four that decorate the Anichkov Bridge. The four are different horsebreakers and were done in bronze by Klodt between 1849 and 1850.

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Re: Palace of Grand Duke Sergei, aka Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2004, 09:34:10 PM »
Thanks Antonio!!

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Re: Palace of Grand Duke Sergei, aka Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2004, 07:25:20 AM »
One of those horses (the one on the picture, I think, actually) is reputed to have a likeness of the face of Nicholas I embedded in its groin - the Emperor having irritated the sculptor to such a degree that he decided to have his revenge....

The first time I went to Russia I was at loss to make it out; then years later I had Greg assure me that it WAS there - and the next time I looked, I swear I could see it too... ;) A question of what the mind expects...?

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Re: Palace of Grand Duke Sergei, aka Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2004, 08:44:24 PM »
Thanks Elisa. I'm beginning to think I need a second job to be able to afford all of these books. Sheesh!

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Re: Palace of Grand Duke Sergei, aka Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace
« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2004, 06:56:43 AM »
The myth of the face of Nicholas I in the horse's ass is a post-revolutionary myth, (though I myself sort f saw it from the window of the Corner Salon...) tour guides love to tell people that Prince Belosselsky was a cucold, and his wife was having an affair with Nicholas I.  There is no evidence to support this that I have seen.

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