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Gagra resort, the Palace of Prince of Oldenbourg
« on: November 12, 2009, 05:07:25 AM »
The Gagra resort was founded thanks to Prince Alexander of Oldenbourg ( father-in-law of GDss Olga Alexandrovna) who in the end of the XIX cent. was afire with enthusiasm for a idea to build a well-equipped and cheap climatic resort on the Black Sea in Abhazia district (between Sochi and Suhumi).  Prince was able to persuade Nicholas II to give money for a new resort and in 1903 it was opened.
The Prince built a Palace for his family at this resort in 1902, the building in modern style.It survived after the Revolution and for many years had been a sort of a VIP sanatorium.
Now the building and area around are in a deplorable state.

Here’s the sea-shore and the Palace of the Oldenburgs in the beginning of the XX cent., a photo by Prokudin-Gorskiy.

http://www.veinik.by/photo/1551.htm#photo

The Palace is seen above in the forest.

And the Palace and all resort now, exteriors and interiors.

http://www.liveinternet.ru/community/intellettuale/post106852595/

http://russos.livejournal.com/580638.html

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Re: Gagra resort, the Palace of Prince of Oldenbourg
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2009, 05:11:59 AM »
The Palace before the WW I

http://istram.ucoz.ru/photo/4-0-398-3

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Re: Gagra resort, the Palace of Prince of Oldenbourg
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2009, 05:15:04 AM »
And in August this year (all previous modern photos are alos of this 2009 year)

http://gagra-sochi.ru/