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Offline Glebb

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The Tauride Palace
« on: May 08, 2004, 07:57:07 AM »
I was wondering if anyone has been past the Tauride Palace lately.   When I drove past several years ago it was in shambles.  I believe a restoration project had already begun.   Any news?
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Re: The Tauride Palace
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2004, 03:21:27 AM »
Tavrichesky Palace (Taurida) is now being used as a meeting place for teh Russian Federation and plays host to amny conferences I believe. The interiors are in fairly good shape from what I could see of the pics available. The "Wandering Camera) website has many pics of the interior and the scaled down garden and lake. The pics are in two albums Here is the weblink:
http://www.enlight.ru/camera/43/index_e.html

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Re: The Tauride Palace
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2004, 12:25:30 PM »
I was fortunate enough to live in a dormitory that was right across the street from Tavrichevskii Park and visited the park and palace frequently.  Overall, the palace itself is in very good condition.  The chandeliers in the hallway still had imperial eagles on them in the early 1990s-something that the Bolsheviks must have missed.  The hall where the Imperial Duma sat is in excellent condition and, as noted above, used for various government and academic functions.  The park behind the palace is in good condition as well; though the ponds and streams are not very clean.  There is always a lot of activity in the park.  

This must have been and still is one of the nicest neighborhoods in St. Petersburg.  The park is surrounded by some of the nicest pre-revolutionary (late 19th century) apartment buildings, where most of the growing professional, middle class chose to live.  Fitting given it is close to the parliament.  There are fewer palaces in this region-though Grand Duchess Olga Aleksandrovna and Prince Petr Aleksandrovich Oldenburgskii's palace is half a block from the park.

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Re: The Tauride Palace
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2004, 12:50:51 PM »
Back in 1991 it was pointed out to our tour, but only as we road by. I was surprised to note that it wasn't centrally located, compared to so many of the other important St. P palaces.

Incidentally, we stopped for lunch at a delightful restaurant not so far away from the Tauride Palace. The restaurant owner took great interest in our group and tried to converse, though his Russian-only and our English-only were at odds!  But his friendliness and cordiality certainly came through.

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Re: The Tauride Palace
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Re: The Tauride Palace
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2007, 04:36:57 AM »
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Re: The Tauride Palace
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2007, 04:12:04 PM »
Do you by any chance know the address of the tauride Palace?
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Re: The Tauride Palace
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2007, 06:33:34 PM »


St Petersburg 47 Shpalernaya St

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Re: The Tauride Palace
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2009, 03:23:19 AM »

Hi,

do you know who lived in the palace between 1850 and 1917?

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Re: The Tauride Palace
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2009, 06:00:34 PM »
The Tauride palace occupies a large site in St. Petersburg...... the blue arrow at the top of the picture points to the front of the palace.

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Re: The Tauride Palace
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2009, 10:28:22 AM »

Hi,

do you know who lived in the palace between 1850 and 1917?

I think it was a house for "Minor Royalty", it that is what you mean by your question, although I do not know who lived there. I understood it was the equivalent of a house  of "grace and favor" or something like that, like where GD Xenia Alexandrovna lived in England...
But if it was for "Minor Royalty" I am sure "Tsar Douglas" lived there.... hehehehe
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Re: The Tauride Palace
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2009, 04:04:46 PM »


Valmont,

thank you for the information! But who was Tsar Douglas?

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Re: The Tauride Palace
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2009, 11:48:20 AM »
Oh... it was a joke for Douglas.. please do not take it seriously
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Re: The Tauride Palace
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2009, 02:17:17 PM »
Dear Youssupov 29
 Actually it's not who was Tsar Douglas but who is Tsar Douglas.  You can find out all about this guy on the Claimants thread...link is below.  You can also read up on Tsar Valmont there also.  All of his adventures are there along with some other fantastic  imperials.  Even the famous Lord Robert makes an occasional appearance!
Thanks so much for asking and anyone can take it seriously if they so desire....Valmont takes it seriously....I swear he does...lol....;)
 http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php?topic=6594.555
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Re: The Tauride Palace
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2009, 07:23:25 PM »
Hi, do you know who lived in the palace between 1850 and 1917?

In 1906 Russia's first parliament , the State Duma, was convened there. Home of the State Duma 1906 - 1917.
« Last Edit: February 21, 2009, 07:31:49 PM by Cathy »