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Yelagin Palace
« on: April 21, 2004, 05:54:29 PM »
Maybe I have missed it but I haven't seen any discussion on the Yelagin Palace, even though there are pictures of it on the site.  What can anyone tell me about it?  Does it still exist and if so what's it use now?  Looks like a great place.

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Re: Yelagin Palace
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2004, 08:09:13 PM »
The Yelagin Palace and park is very well restored and opened to the public as a mueum. Last summer there was in the second floor rooms a porcelain exhibition. The only room ive never seen is the Chapel...so i do not know for sure if it was restored. All the park pavillions are preserved and the enbarkment pavillion has recently been restored. The place is worth a visit and the palace park is really beautiful. In fact, all the surrounding islands are full of  old lovely dachas in many different styles. A charming walk.

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Re: Yelagin Palace
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2004, 08:33:18 PM »
The National Library of Russia's Images of St. Petersburg has an amazing collection of photographs on-line and of Yelagin prior to 1917:

http://www.nlr.ru:8101/eng/line/spbpcards/novdev/1.htm

And from 1918-1941:

http://www.nlr.ru:8101/eng/line/spbpcards/prim1/1.htm

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Re: Yelagin Palace
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2004, 01:41:13 AM »
The Yalgin Palace was the home of Dowager Empress Marie (mother of Alexander I) and continued in teh possession of the Royal Family until the revolution. It is said the park enjoyed many a visit from teh grandshildren to their grandmother and was a favourite site for Summer gatherings.  
  Even today it is a favourite palce for residents of St. Petersburg to escape the summer heat.

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Re: Yelagin Palace
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2004, 10:03:15 AM »
Nicholas II gave Yelagin to his mother the Dowager marie but she spent little time there.
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Re: Yelagin Palace
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2004, 07:55:03 PM »
There is an amazing site of Swiss Architecture on the Neva that has photographs of Yelagin Palace:

http://www.stpetersburg2003.ch/selection/detail.php?lang=eng&building_id=21

And of the Yelagin Pavilion:

http://www.stpetersburg2003.ch/selection/detail.php?lang=eng&building_id=22

And of many other buildings i.e. Marble Palace:

http://www.stpetersburg2003.ch/selection/index.php?lang=eng&

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Re: Yelagin Palace
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2004, 10:38:07 PM »
There is an interesting study "Yelagin Island Sustainable Tourism" November 2003, GTTP:

http://www.gttp.org/html/student_cases.html

"The Orangery ... In the eastern part of the building there were living rooms for the heir of the throne and in the western one there were beautifully decorated and furnished living rooms for the grand dukes..."

"The Stables ... are a two-story building which consists of two symmetrical wings. The central part was used to accommodate the people who accompanied the royal family. On the 1st floor there were rooms for officers, chamber-maids and grooms..."

One of their Sources of Information is this link with amazing paintings and photographs of Yelagin:

http://www.elaginpark.spb.ru/

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Re: Yelagin Palace
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Re: Yelagin Palace
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2005, 12:35:43 AM »
http://www.enlight.ru/camera/352/index.html

Here si some new pics of teh Yelagin Palace which I think is one of the more charming of the Petersbug Palaces.....Apparently they have finsihed the restoration. I knwo it was closed for a little bit

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Re: Yelagin Palace
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2005, 06:20:04 AM »
Thank you so much for these photographs, they are so beautiful.

Do you know who lived there and where is it located ?

I wonder if in my life I will see the Alexander Palace restored like this one?

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Re: Yelagin Palace
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2005, 01:01:43 PM »
The Palace was built for Alexander I's mother and I believe was used by Nicholas II's mother. It si located on one of the Petersburg Islands and is still a favourite spot for teh inhabitants to go in the Summer. It is said that from here Alexander I would meet with his gnerals and plan the Napoleonic Campaign.
  The Palace contains a park with several Pavilions inclusding stables, a green house and a recently restore Music Pavilion that still hosts concerts to this day.

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Re: Yelagin Palace
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2005, 04:14:19 PM »
Dear Londo954,

Thank you for the explanation - it helped me a lot. I must see this palace when I go back to SP

Amelia