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Re: Gatchina Palace
« Reply #60 on: November 14, 2005, 12:28:25 AM »
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These photos are wonderful!  The very low ceilings surprised me.  I wonder how many Romanov's bumped their heads?   ;)


Most of the Romanov men I think!  ;)

As for the others pics of the appartments in the Arsenal Wing - ..well, those were all photos of Alexander III's rooms on the mezzanine floor. There are many photos of the ground and first floors of the Arsenal Wing in the book. I mean the appartments of the Tzars Nikolay I and Alexander II.
If it's still interesting for someone I'll keep on posting.



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Re: Gatchina Palace
« Reply #61 on: November 14, 2005, 06:07:34 AM »
Svetabel,
Yes, please do keep posting.

Just to clarify the last pictures you posted were Alexander III's reception rooms which were on the first floor, and not in the low ceiling mezzanine where the family lived.  Luckily we have Brian's wonderful labeled floorplans to help us identify the rooms.

Looking forward to more photos.

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Re: Gatchina Palace
« Reply #62 on: November 14, 2005, 07:12:56 AM »
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Just to clarify the last pictures you posted were Alexander III's reception rooms which were on the first floor, and not in the low ceiling mezzanine where the family lived.  Luckily we have Brian's wonderful labeled floorplans to help us identify the rooms.

Looking forward to more photos.

BobG


Thanks, Bob ! :) I stupidly forgot to clarify those last pcitures! :) Of course, the Reception Rooms are on the first floor. :)

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Re: Gatchina Palace
« Reply #63 on: November 14, 2005, 09:14:21 AM »
Svetabel,
I certainly am not criticizing about your posts!

I just immediately find the rooms in your photo postings on the floorplan so I can understand where they are in the palace.  I noticed these rooms did not have the low ceilings and knew they must be on another floor.  

I've learned so much about Gatchina and how the family lived there from your posting --- please keep them coming.

BobG

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Re: Gatchina Palace
« Reply #64 on: November 18, 2005, 03:56:23 AM »
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Svetabel,
I certainly am not criticizing about your posts!

 
BobG


It's ok, Bob.  :) Actually I am used to forget explaining photos, images and so on. ::). Moreover, I forgot to post 2 more pics of Alexander III's rooms.
Here they are.

Dining-room

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v433/feomarie/Palaces/DiningRoomAlex3.jpg

Chinese Gallery (Main rooms)

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Re: Gatchina Palace
« Reply #65 on: November 18, 2005, 06:25:06 AM »
Svetabel,
The Chinese Gallery url doesn't seem to work. Can you try again?
Thanks,
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Re: Gatchina Palace
« Reply #67 on: November 21, 2005, 03:40:07 AM »
The rooms of the Emperor Nikolay I. They were on the ground floor.
Today only private appartments (except the Arsenal Room)

The Gothic Gallery (looks marvellous!)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v433/feomarie/Palaces/Gothic_Gallery_Nik_I.jpg

The Rooms of the Emperor

Main (Big) Military Study

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v433/feomarie/Palaces/MainMilitaryStudy_Nik_I_a.jpg

Corner Study

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v433/feomarie/Palaces/Corner_Study_Nik_I.jpg

Bedroom of the Imperial couple. You can see on the left wall 2 portraits of the daughters of Nikolay I.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v433/feomarie/Palaces/Bedroom_nik_and_alexfed.jpg

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Re: Gatchina Palace
« Reply #68 on: November 21, 2005, 03:52:14 AM »
And the rooms of the Empress Alexandra Fedorovna, spouse of Nikolay I.

The Bathroom.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v433/feomarie/Palaces/Bathroom_alexfed.jpg

Main Study

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v433/feomarie/Palaces/Main_study_alexFed.jpg/

The Drawing Room. The portrait of the Empress itself on the left wall.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v433/feomarie/Palaces/Drawing_room_AlexFed.jpg

The Oak Study. Very cozy and beautiful room.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v433/feomarie/Palaces/Oak_study_alexFed.jpg

(The bust of Adini, GD Alexandra Nikolayevna, youngest daughter of the Empress you can see in the corner)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v433/feomarie/Palaces/Oak_study_alexFed_a.jpg

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Re: Gatchina Palace
« Reply #69 on: November 21, 2005, 04:42:31 AM »
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And the rooms of the Empress Alexandra Fedorovna, spouse of Nikolay I.

Main Study

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v433/feomarie/Palaces/Main_study_alexFed.jpg/



I think the correct URL for the Main Study is:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v433/feomarie/Palaces/Main_study_alexFed.jpg

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Re: Gatchina Palace
« Reply #70 on: November 21, 2005, 05:34:15 AM »
Thanks, Bob!  :)
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Re: Gatchina Palace
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Re: Gatchina Palace
« Reply #73 on: November 29, 2005, 04:45:34 AM »
Svetabel,
I'm amaze at the collection of items in this room!  Pianos, stuffed bears, Chinese Porcellain, Stag horns and the amazing hanging boat!  It must have been an amazing playroom for Alexander and Marie's children (and probably grandchildren).

Where all the pictures taken at the same time?  It almost looks like some things were added (like display cases) when Gatchina was opened as a museum.

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Re: Gatchina Palace
« Reply #74 on: November 29, 2005, 05:24:38 AM »
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Svetabel,
 It must have been an amazing playroom for Alexander and Marie's children (and probably grandchildren).

Where all the pictures taken at the same time?  It almost looks like some things were added (like display cases) when Gatchina was opened as a museum.

BobG


The room was a treasure by all means! :) At least 3 generations of the Romanov loved the room!

Certainly some things were added after 1917 year.