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Re: Gatchina Palace
« Reply #30 on: May 26, 2005, 02:16:18 PM »
Reco,
Click on this link to get a wonderful map of Gatchina, which I think has most of the buildings in the Gatchina Park.
http://www.ticketsofrussia.ru/maps/gatch800.html
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Re: Gatchina Palace
« Reply #31 on: May 26, 2005, 02:23:18 PM »
Merci BobG,

I have this map since september 2004.

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Re: Gatchina Palace
« Reply #32 on: September 26, 2005, 05:37:13 AM »
Private Appartments of Alexander III in the Arsenal Wing
of the Palace. The photos of 1938-1940 years.

Bedroom of Alexander III and Maria Fedorovna.



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Re: Gatchina Palace
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Re: Gatchina Palace
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Re: Gatchina Palace
« Reply #35 on: September 26, 2005, 08:05:06 AM »
Svetabel,
What wonderful pictures of the private rooms of Gatchina!
It makes me hope you have more to post.  Do you have any of the drawing or dining rooms of MA & AIII?  Any additional posts would be much appreciated.
It is always fascinating to see how the Imperial family lived privately as opposed to the ornate and sumptious public spaces they inherited from their ancestors.
By the way, can you tell us where you found these wonderful historical photos?
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Re: Gatchina Palace
« Reply #36 on: September 26, 2005, 08:28:49 AM »
Yes, Bob, I have more to post. I wish I had more free time for posting!  :)
Actually I have the photos of drawing- and dining rooms....and more. :)
The book is really wonderful, it's a photoalbum in Russian, I'll post the title.

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Re: Gatchina Palace
« Reply #37 on: September 29, 2005, 01:55:42 AM »
"Palace in Gatchina, a story of the museum", photoalbum, published in 2003. I do not translate the title word for word..in Russian it sounds like "Gatchinskiy Dvorets. Stranitzi istorii muzeya. Fotoalbom".

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Re: Gatchina Palace
« Reply #38 on: September 29, 2005, 05:52:42 AM »
Svetabel,
Thanks for the title.  Sounds like it was published in Russia and will be a hard book to find here in the USA.  
So we'll look forward to your posting more pictures for us to see.  Thanks for the information and the photos.  Hope to see more soon!
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Re: Gatchina Palace
« Reply #39 on: October 01, 2005, 02:28:35 AM »
Yes, the book was published in Russia,in Saint-Petersburg . I used to forget posting the ISBN  ::)...here it is  5-98343-003-3.

Well, and these pictures are the private rooms of GD Mikhail Alexandrovitch, youngest son of Alexander III

Bedroom


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Re: Gatchina Palace
« Reply #40 on: October 08, 2005, 01:43:55 PM »
I just read in Grand Duchess George  book A Romanov Diary about the Imperial rooms at Gatchina:

"Strangely enough the family chose to live in the entresol which was originally intended for servants.  Guests were lodged in the usual big rooms above the unpretentious entresol."

I think Alexander's influence was a big part of this decision.
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Re: Gatchina Palace
« Reply #41 on: October 10, 2005, 10:22:09 AM »
Well,of course it was Alexander's influence. BTW, there was a rumour that Queen Olga of Greece (when staying at Gatchina ) had to sleep in a big bath-tub! ;D becouse there were not much place for guests.

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Re: Gatchina Palace
« Reply #42 on: October 10, 2005, 09:00:01 PM »
Dear Svetabel,

I tried here in USA, to find the book you mentioned about Gatchina Palace. I triedn Amazon.com and barnes and noble, they did not have. So I assume that it was published only in Russia.

Thanks a lot for the photographs.  I have been to St.Pertersburgh , but I did not visit Gatchina. How long is it from SP and what is the best way to go, by car or train?

Thanks
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Re: Gatchina Palace
« Reply #43 on: October 11, 2005, 01:36:49 PM »
Hi Amelia!

Actually Gatchina is not far from Saint-Petersburg if you go by car - 40 minutes or so...By train - a bit longer.

As for the book I guess it's a rare one.I bought it by chance and had never seen it on-line.

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Re: Gatchina Palace
« Reply #44 on: October 12, 2005, 01:25:11 AM »
http://community.webshots.com/myphotos?action=viewAllPhotos&albumID=474916223

Pictures of the private appartments of GD Xenia Alexandrovna (in Gatchina).