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Re: Palace of Grand Duke Sergei, aka Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace
« Reply #30 on: August 20, 2004, 04:27:58 AM »
Hi!!!! :) Do you have other photos of the inside of the palace? I wanna see the bedroom of Sergei and Ella.

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Re: Palace of Grand Duke Sergei, aka Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace
« Reply #31 on: August 20, 2004, 08:29:23 AM »
I had read in Romanov Autumn that Usovo was directly across the river from Ilinskoie, and Sergei built a brick and stone house on the property and they moved to Usovo in the autumn.

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Re: Palace of Grand Duke Sergei, aka Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace
« Reply #32 on: November 06, 2004, 10:49:12 AM »
I' d love to see a plan of this palace and for example a photo of the library.

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« Reply #33 on: November 09, 2004, 10:32:12 AM »
thanks they are small but I had neveer seen the library before so it really interesting to me.

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« Reply #34 on: November 09, 2004, 05:39:16 PM »
The Library looks a little like Nicholas's library at the Hermitage - also it looks like it might be maple - do you know anything about it?  Was Meltzer at work here as well?

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Re: Palace of Grand Duke Sergei, aka Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace
« Reply #35 on: November 10, 2004, 08:46:07 PM »
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The Library looks a little like Nicholas's library at the Hermitage - also it looks like it might be maple - do you know anything about it?  Was Meltzer at work here as well?


Bob this is an interesting concept! From published documents we know that GD Ella was the instigator for the design of the rooms of Nicholas and Alexandra c1894-1895. She very likely would have discussed with Nicholas the idea to transform his library utilizing the style and materials similar to her own palace which Nicholas was of course very familiar with. He was a traditionalist in that he found comfort with the heavier tones and dark leathers around him. In GARF there is probably a wealth of documents of GD Ella relating to this that have not yet been organized. Also I am curious what documents and plans the Hermitage itself has in their archives of the various designers.

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« Reply #36 on: November 10, 2004, 09:34:51 PM »
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Also I am curious what documents and plans the Hermitage itself has in their archives of the various designers.

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Re: Palace of Grand Duke Sergei, aka Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace
« Reply #37 on: December 16, 2004, 12:41:45 AM »
The palace has very exquisite interiors! Does anyone knows what has become of this palace after the revolution? Is it still being used today by anyone?

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Re: Palace of Grand Duke Sergei, aka Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace
« Reply #38 on: December 16, 2004, 07:18:59 PM »
Louise,

The statue you see is one of a group of four sculptures which grace the Anitchkov Bridge in Saint Petersburg.  

The bridge over the Fontanka canal was first constructed in the eighteenth century ans was frequently repaired and remodelled.  By the 1840's, the bridge was too small, and was replaced.

The bridge we know today was constructed by three three engineers A. Gotman, A. Reder and I. Buttaz.

The massive cast-iron fencing with bas-reliefs of sea horses and mermaids was designed by the famous Russian architect A.P. Bryullov.

The bridge is famous for the sculptural group called "Man taming the horse". The sculptures of men taming raging horses were created by sculptor Baron Peter von Klodt and late are one of the landmarks of the city. These sculptural groups molded in bronze were placed on the bridge in 1841.

During World War II the sculptures were taken down from their platforms and sheltered from German artillery and bombings in the Pioneer Palace (Anitchkov Palace) garden.

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Re: Palace of Grand Duke Sergei, aka Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace
« Reply #39 on: December 17, 2004, 10:29:39 AM »
The Gold Sitting Room


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Re: Palace of Grand Duke Sergei, aka Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace
« Reply #40 on: December 14, 2005, 03:02:58 PM »
I beleive after the banishment of Grand Duke Drimiti  for his participation in Rasputin's murder the palace was handed over to hios his sister Marie who sold it right after the revolution.  Can anyone confirm this?  Let me know.

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Re: Palace of Grand Duke Sergei, aka Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace
« Reply #41 on: January 08, 2006, 04:34:47 AM »
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I beleive after the banishment of Grand Duke Drimiti  for his participation in Rasputin's murder the palace was handed over to hios his sister Marie who sold it right after the revolution.  Can anyone confirm this?  Let me know.

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GDss Maria, sister of GD Dmitry, lived for some time in the palace till 1917 year. But in 1917-1918 all the Imperial palaces were nationalized by the Soviets. BTW, in 1915-1918 there was an English hospital on the 1st floor of the palace. The Private appartments of Grand Dukes were on the ground floor.

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Re: Palace of Grand Duke Sergei, aka Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace
« Reply #42 on: January 08, 2006, 03:23:04 PM »
Dear Svetabel,

What is the palace nowadays?  Can we visit it?

Thank you Amelia

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Re: Palace of Grand Duke Sergei, aka Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace
« Reply #43 on: January 08, 2006, 06:22:04 PM »
I was in St. Petersburg in 2004. I tried to visit the palace and got only as far as the foyer. I don't understand much russian, but the man in the foyer indicated that I could not visit. I don't know if you can arrange a visit with a tour group or not.

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Re: Palace of Grand Duke Sergei, aka Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace
« Reply #44 on: January 09, 2006, 01:55:21 AM »
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Dear Svetabel,

What is the palace nowadays?  Can we visit it?

Thank you Amelia


Yes, you can visit the palace, at least once a week they can guide you..for example I was on excursion at the palace 3 days ago   :). Nowadays a part of the Main rooms on the 1st floor are restored, but the rooms are not a real museum ...Some rooms of the Private appartments (on the ground flloor) are restored too, Sobchak "Museum of Formation of  Democracy" is now at those appartments (oh, I imagine what GD Sergey would have said about such a museum at his palace!  ;)  )
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