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Offline Oleg_

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Re: Palace of GD Alexei Aleksandrovitch
« Reply #90 on: December 08, 2009, 01:42:41 PM »
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Re: Palace of GD Alexei Aleksandrovitch
« Reply #91 on: May 01, 2010, 09:49:42 PM »
Adding to photos and plans who have already been posted:

General View of Grand Duke Alexei’s Palace from the Moika River ;
Grand Duke’s Private Entrance (left), Palace Entrance (right);
view from the Gardens :
http://radikal.ru/F/s004.radikal.ru/i206/1004/7e/9c00c7ef13cb.jpg.html

Main Gate, Main Entrance;
Grand Duke’s Entrance :
http://radikal.ru/F/i015.radikal.ru/1004/41/970678a706d3.jpg.html

Plans of the Palace & Service Buildings :
http://radikal.ru/F/s46.radikal.ru/i113/1004/79/6d32c061ce0b.jpg.html

Plans of the Stables and Service Wing :
http://radikal.ru/F/s13.radikal.ru/i186/1004/88/9ae63f35eed6.jpg.html

Photos : Main Staircase (guarded by 2 Sailors from the Naval Guards), Grand Duke’s Private Staircase;
English Room :
http://radikal.ru/F/s55.radikal.ru/i150/1004/87/43ff98491c75.jpg.html

Photos : Grand Duke’s Study, Dining Room;
Bathroom, Balcony :
http://radikal.ru/F/s57.radikal.ru/i157/1004/f4/af76e8e3633d.jpg.html

This last one shows the Entrance Hall of the Grand Duke’s Private Entrance and (below) the Mechanical & Service Wings (photos no. 33). Drawings No. 34 & 35 show unrelated building projects :
http://radikal.ru/F/i020.radikal.ru/1004/7c/36e20f6078e2.jpg.html

I think they were originally published in 1903 in  the Architecture Magazine « Stolitsa i Usadba » No. 67

Last December this blog about Palace’s architect Mesmacher reported that restoration work was completed and showed 3 photos of the recently restored fireplace in the Dining Room :
http://rodandrew.livejournal.com/6404.html#cutid1

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Re: Palace of GD Alexei Aleksandrovitch
« Reply #92 on: May 02, 2010, 02:21:31 AM »
Does anyone have a map of St. Petersburg showing where the palace is located? I'm having trouble finding it..

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Re: Palace of GD Alexei Aleksandrovitch
« Reply #93 on: May 02, 2010, 09:25:20 AM »
Hi Richard,

It is on the Moika Canal - it's either 120 or 122, I can't remember the exact number(??)

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Re: Palace of GD Alexei Aleksandrovitch
« Reply #94 on: May 02, 2010, 09:26:38 AM »
It’s West of the Yussupov Palace. The Alexei Palace complex occupied the corner of Naberezhnaya reki Moyki, (122 Moika River Embankment - south side, opposite the Novo-Admiralteisky Ostrov /New Admiralty Island) and Angliysky Prospekt (English Avenue) where the service buildings were located (at No. 2 Angliysky Prospekt).

Try « googling » « naberezhnaya reki Moyki 122 Sankt-Peterburg » , you should find it. Hope it helps!
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Re: Palace of GD Alexei Aleksandrovitch
« Reply #95 on: May 25, 2010, 01:15:34 PM »
I think they were originally published in 1903 in  the Architecture Magazine « Stolitsa i Usadba » No. 67

Daniel, is the article by V. Alexandrov or Messmacher which had a section in Architects of our City? Have you seen T. Malinin's book on the palace?

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Re: Palace of GD Alexei Aleksandrovitch
« Reply #96 on: May 26, 2010, 07:47:04 AM »
Joanna,
Could you give us more information on  "T. Malinin's book" on the palace?
I didn't know there were any books on it.
Thanx.
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Re: Palace of GD Alexei Aleksandrovitch
« Reply #97 on: May 31, 2010, 10:40:16 AM »
Дворец великого князя Алексея Александровича - Малинина Т. А., Суздалева Т. Э

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Among the most interesting part of the residential premises of the palace - the Cabinet of the Grand Duke. Its interior is a collection of M. Messmacher submitted six projects, showing the general form, decoration of walls, arches, doors and fireplaces. In this artistic decision - one of the most original and best-preserved palace interior. One part of it through the oak arch connected to the reception, while the other is through the triple oak arch has access to a small library. The walls are lined office on the third profiled oak panels. Above them hung with stamped leather with gilt design. Coffered ceiling and oak-paneled. An important place in the decoration of the Cabinet enjoyed doors decorated with cartouches and carved. The two-storey fireplace made of gray sandstone, decorated with a monogram of the owner.

Photography in 1900 and preserved decoration confirm that the interior of the Cabinet is fully consistent with the architect's plan. In the interior decoration of this Messmacher uses mostly Renaissance motifs with elements of baroque. In the Cabinet of the Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich had furniture that was created for the project Messmacher especially for the interior and, therefore, was solved in the same style of decoration. In addition to the desk and chair, performed in the style of baroque, in the office were also Gothic chairs, a la Henry II ", box" Empire ", ottoman in the Oriental style, bronze chandeliers in Russian style, as well as Japanese shelves, lamps and other items. Cabinet decorated busts of famous series factory Chopin, depicting Russian princes and kings, as well as terra-cotta bust of Emperor Nicholas I and Alexander II, porcelain busts of Catherine the Great and Alexander I. Maritime theme has found expression in a number of applied art. On the table stood a bronze inkwell, stand with a dolphin, and watch "anchor" [34].

Adjacent to the Cabinet a small reception is framed in the same style and material. It is a bronze table with a mosaic of twelve walnut chairs with silk tapestry clock factory Breguet, bronze busts of Catherine the Great and Voltaire.

Library Alekseevskogo palace - a small, modestly trimmed room was completely filled with narrow oak wardrobes. Save project bookcases and door openings. Like several other rooms of the palace, the Library covered tiered bronze chandelier in the style of Petrine Baroque. In cabinets for storing various historical atlases, books and manuals on seamanship, some of whom were discharged from England and other countries.

In a small room - a cabinet-type, whose walls were closed cabinets of red polished wood, could go to the bathroom with a pool. In the collection of M. Messmacher Bathroom represented by five projects, longitudinal and transverse sections, decorated walls and fireplace, tile paintings and decorative projects overlap. The project was completed without modification. All the space of the space was divided into two smaller zones. One - to the marble bath, the other - for a small pool. The main bathroom is decorated majolica with polychrome panel depicting mythical masters marine elements. The nature of the mural panels resembles the plots of paintings of Italian majolica of the Renaissance. The dating of these panels in 1880 and 1894. to draw conclusions about the long terms of this work and its uniqueness. Preserved the signature of the artist-ceramist - V. Babenchikov. In addition to panel walls are covered with blue tiles with no pattern. This was probably due to the deployment of the class of majolica in the School of Stieglitz, founded in 1882. The floor was paved with marble. Maritime theme in decorating the bathroom was not chosen by chance. She was not only connected with this utilitarian space, but also to some extent reflected the professional interests of the Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich.

As the plans published by Architectural Encyclopedia Baranovsky, Alexis in the palace were two bedrooms: The upper or large, which was on the second floor of the building, and Lower, which was located on the ground. Although the draft of the premises were not preserved, the inventory is known that the walls were covered with a cloth first in oak frames. The upper unheated bedroom fireplace, trimmed with polychrome tiles with sailboat, rural landscape and the poultry-yard. Here is a bronze bed, sofa, sink in the "Russian style" cabinet, rocking chair, comfortable and easy chair, wall sconces in the Rococo style and the lantern.

Lower bedroom are easy finish. We only know that its walls were painted. Furniture Lower bedroom consisted of a bed, night tables, ottomans, Japanese folding screens, mirrors, carved table with the anchor and other items.

Photos/Plans/Drawings i.e.
http://lib.rus.ec/i/49/185349/_142600.jpg

http://lib.rus.ec/b/185349/read

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Re: Palace of GD Alexei Aleksandrovitch
« Reply #98 on: February 24, 2012, 03:17:43 PM »
I took a tour of this palace today.  Amazing!!   

For those interested in information about the tours, you can find it here - http://www.spdm.ru/palace-eng.shtml 

I was first informed on inquiry that a personal tour in English would cost 7,000 rubles, so I opted for the inexpensive 350 ruble, group tour in Russian.  My Russian is very basic, so I could only understand bits and pieces, but it was the idea that I was inside, seeing the rooms in person, that mattered the most to me.  Absolutely no photos are allowed inside, or outside in the courtyard.  Unfortunately, there are no souvenir type books or items on sale.