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Palace of GDss Xenia Aleksandrovna
« on: February 14, 2004, 01:25:07 PM »
Does Grand Duchess' Xenia's palace seem small to you?  When I first saw it, that was my impression of it considering the fact that she had seven children.

Does anyone know how large it really is or if it has wings off of the back of it?

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Re: Palace of GDss Xenia Aleksandrovna
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2004, 05:17:43 PM »
If you're standing on the Moika front looking in, it does look small-but behind, out of view-there are wings that wrap round a courtyard.  I don't know how many rooms there are, but from the rear it certainly looks large enough to house nine people!

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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2004, 10:02:05 AM »
What is the location/address of Xenia and Sandro's palace in St. Petersburg? Want to add it to my list of places to see this summer in St. Petersburg. Thanks for helping me out with this. Melissa K.

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Re: Palace of GDss Xenia Aleksandrovna
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2004, 11:23:04 AM »
Hello Melissa!

Itīs located in Moika embarkment 106, nearby the Yussupov Palace.

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Re: Palace of GDss Xenia Aleksandrovna
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2004, 01:48:06 PM »
Just to add...from what I recall, the address isn't immediately apparent, so it helps if you know what the Palace looks like. In case not: it is set back from the road, and on a marble plinth with a double flight of stairs leading up to the front of it. Pretty much opposite is the island with the New Holland Arch and the ruins of overground warehouses around. The area is slightly seedy, but then it always was.
Alexei Alexandrovich's palace is a little further on.

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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2004, 03:17:57 PM »
Thanks so much, Antonio and Janet! I am going to drive my guide to distraction and exhaustion with 18 hour days, but this info is great! And the next question, Janet, is: where is AA's palace a bit further down-if it is not too much trouble. I getting a notebook together to take on the trip.  Melissa K.

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Re: Palace of GDss Xenia Aleksandrovna
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2004, 05:34:45 PM »
Alexei Alexandrovich is at 122 Moika Embankment....a rather wild turreted building with overgrown courtyard.  Half the garden got sold off for a sweet factory ca. 1910...

Have fun!

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Re: Palace of GDss Xenia Aleksandrovna
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Re: Palace of GDss Xenia Aleksandrovna
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2005, 02:01:58 PM »
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As far as I can see it is not the same building of the old corps des pages. Isn't it.
But where did Ksenia live, in  the old Vorontsov palace (corps des pages) or where else?

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Re: Palace of GDss Xenia Aleksandrovna
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2005, 02:58:17 PM »
GD Ksenia palace is located in 106 Moika embarkment, nearby the Yussupov Palace, not in 108  Moika embarkment.

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Re: Palace of GDss Xenia Aleksandrovna
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2005, 07:51:35 AM »
Reco,
The Guidebook I had for St Petersburg lists Xenia's Palace as 108 Moyka.
This was another Vorontsov Palace in St Petersburg.  The Corps des Pages was an earlier Voronstov Palace locatred on Sadovaya Ulitsa, 26 and was occupied by the Corps des Pages from 1810.
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Re: Palace of GDss Xenia Aleksandrovna
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2005, 01:12:18 PM »
My english is very bad but I can see the difference in
my photo and your photo and the difference in number 106 and 108. Next time you go back to St Petersbug, take a picture of the 106 Moika Embarkment.

You can see the Ksenia ( Xenia)  palace in the Alexander palace memories. This is the same palace I post the photo. This facade is on the Moika embarkment so it will be at the number 106 if your photo is the number 108.

http://www.alexanderpalace.org/memories/

You can see the Corps des Pages in the Wandering
Camera album 302. This is the same palace I post the photo. The Corps des Pages is not located on the Moika
embarkment.

http://www.enlight.ru/camera/302/index_e.html

Sorry about that...


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Re: Palace of GDss Xenia Aleksandrovna
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2005, 06:13:45 AM »
HELP!
I am soooo Confused about Xenia's Palace.  The Lonely Planet Guide to St Petersburg lists it at 108 Moika.
In The Hidden Interiors, the authors say it is now the Legaft Sports Institute, which the St Petersburg Yellow pages lists at 108 Moika embankment.  
The AP pictures show the Palace with the granite stairs which I am sure I did not see from the embankment when I was looking for Xenia's palace.  Never having Noticed the difference in numbers (106-108 ) I have always assumed that the pictures on the AP site Reco mentioned was taken in the courtyard and mine was taken on the embankment.  Can anyone help me out an d does anyone have a picture of Xenia's palace from the embankment?
Thanks to all
BobG

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Re: Palace of GDss Xenia Aleksandrovna
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2005, 09:28:50 AM »
Let me clear the mess a bit. Here is GD Xenia's mansion at 106, Moika Enbankment / 35, Dekabristov St. The house was initially built by H. Monighetti for Countess M.V. Vorontsov, then purchased for Xenia and rebuilt in 1895 by renown Russian (his name notwithstanding) architect Count Nicholas de Rochefort. It belongs now to the Lesghaft Sports Academy.

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Re: Palace of GDss Xenia Aleksandrovna
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2005, 09:48:13 AM »
Mike,
Is your picture taken from the Moika or from Dekabristov street?  Can it be seen from the embankment?
Is my picture above not the Sports Institute?
Thanks for your help.
Bob