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Offline Nadya_Arapov

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Re: Yelagin Palace
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2006, 04:25:50 AM »
One of the other posters has informed me that the pictures I've posted aren't showing up. Oddly enough I can see them perfectly on the screen when I have visited each page. I'm not sure what the problem is. I apologize for the inconvience. Here are links to the originals at photo bucket.

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« Reply #19 on: March 13, 2009, 06:57:11 AM »
In Yelagin Palace one can see very interesting and unusual chandelier with candles of 19 century.
there is a special top for a jar above the candles. it was filled with aromatic oil. when the metal jar was heated with a candle fire, fragrance spreaded for all the interior.
then at the end of the chains which hold the candle basket they arranged many little metal balls. after warm air got higher that balls began to tremble and sounds as little bells.

As u see, people could make very witty knick-knacks.

I have some pics of it, but dont know how to add them.
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« Last Edit: March 13, 2009, 12:09:17 PM by Annetta »
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Re: Yelagin Palace
« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2009, 07:34:30 AM »
Thank you so much for this information Annetta. I have not seen the little bottle of oil. Do you know what rooms these chandeliers are in? Is one in the Porcelain Study? I have a picture of one that is 3-tiered with an acorn hanging from the bottom. I have pictures of 2 smaller ones in the Blue and the Crimson Drawing rooms.

Oh, I have just noticed the title - the Ball Room!

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« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2009, 10:12:59 AM »
it's a pleasure for me to know that u like that chandeliers))
a little metal jar (made as antique vase) is a bottle for oil.
it  can be seen better to the 2nd link (in the very centre)).
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Re: Yelagin Palace
« Reply #23 on: March 15, 2009, 02:57:19 PM »
Amazing photos Annetta as I had not known of the oil jars. I have a 200 page book on the history of Yelagin with a number of photographs of the chandeliers c1900s. On one you can see what looks like a bowl that may have contained oil also. I wish that I could get the book to Brian to scan for all to see especially the plans and architectural drawings!

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Re: Yelagin Palace
« Reply #24 on: March 26, 2010, 02:39:37 PM »
Wasn't this the residence of Grand Duchess Xenia before the revolution? In her Bio on Wikipedia it is mentioned.

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« Reply #25 on: March 27, 2010, 09:43:00 AM »
What a shame the Dowager Empress did not use it more, looks very charming. Add that to my list when I get to St P'burg!
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Re: Yelagin Palace
« Reply #26 on: March 27, 2010, 10:22:27 AM »
Wasn't this the residence of Grand Duchess Xenia before the revolution? In her Bio on Wikipedia it is mentioned.

No, Xenia had a Palace by the Moika Embarkment, close to the Yussopov Palace.


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« Reply #27 on: April 21, 2010, 11:18:32 AM »
The Empress Marie used the Palace quite often in the summer, but really only for day visits. She met other members of her family there for tea in the garden, overlooking the water. I have an old photograph of one of these tea parties, but cannot scan it as it is in a very old book and I dont have a flatbed scanner. I think the palace was probably a fairly safe meeting place for the Imperial family.

The palace survived relatively unscathed by WWII, the Soviet regime caused more damage to the building than anything else. The first Palace on Elagin island was designed by Quarenghi, for Ivan Elagin, after whom the Island is named. The present building was designed by Carlo Rossi in 1817, when the island was aquired by the widow of Tsar Paul. The gardens were designed by the English landscaper, Joseph Bush, who also worked at Pavlovsk.

I think the choice of grey for the exterior is quite unusual, as it makes the building look very bleak in the Russian winter. 



 

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Re: Yelagin Palace
« Reply #28 on: May 08, 2010, 10:08:35 AM »
in wikipedia it is said that The palace was destroyed during World War II but was rebuilt and currently houses a museum.
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Re: Yelagin Palace
« Reply #29 on: May 10, 2010, 06:30:38 AM »
No I dont think it was destroyed during WWII. I am almost 100% sure. Perhaps someone could correct me if I were wrong.
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