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Re: Oranienbaum, Palace and Pavillions
« Reply #30 on: October 24, 2005, 01:34:16 PM »
According to the above key, this photo is room #2 (Major Chinese Study.)*  Orientation wise, this photo was taken from the doorway in room#3, looking into room #2.



*Black, Will. The Chinese Palace at Oranienbaum . Charlestown, MA: Bunker Hill Publishing, 2003.


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« Reply #31 on: October 24, 2005, 01:59:00 PM »
And here's a fragment photo from one of the walls in the Major Chinese Study (#3).*



*Photo from a guidebook I purchased at Oranienbaum. ISBN 5-8276-0080-6

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Re: Oranienbaum, Palace and Pavillions
« Reply #32 on: February 12, 2006, 09:21:26 PM »
This small palace was part of the "build-o-mania," as she described it,  that afflicted Catherine the Great in the early years of her reign.  Rooms numbered 10 through 21 composed the bedroom suite of Catherine, whereas rooms 16 through 28 were assigned to her son, the Grand Duke Paul.  

Actually, the Emperess spent fewer than 50 days at this palace during all of her reign.  It was a retreat she utilized mostly during her years with Gregory Orloff.

The palace was enlarged from the original format several generations after her death.  Rooms 11, 12, 13, 15, 22, 23 and 24 were added, along with the second floor rooms and the lake, or rear facade.

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Re: Oranienbaum, Palace and Pavillions
« Reply #33 on: April 28, 2006, 03:10:19 PM »
Was this used by anyone after Catherine the Great? Seems a shame to let such a beautiful complex just go to waste.

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Re: Oranienbaum, Palace and Pavillions
« Reply #34 on: April 29, 2006, 04:07:58 AM »
It was occupied by a grand ducal family until the revolution.  It is a fascinating visit. Although in pretty sad shape,  you can see what is underneath the all the plaster, the actual construction itself.
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« Reply #35 on: April 29, 2006, 12:41:43 PM »
I believe before 1918 a younger branch of the ducal family of Mecklenburg Strelitz lived in Oranienbaum, didn't they?

After 1918 they moved/ fled to the palace Remplin in Mecklenburg, which was destroyed by the Nazi's in WO II.

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« Reply #36 on: April 30, 2006, 12:14:14 PM »
To be honest, I do not remember exactly which family it was, but there are rooms devoted to pictures and artifacts of them on display. GD M-S sounds good !
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« Reply #37 on: April 30, 2006, 01:39:11 PM »

The Palace was built by Peter the Great's advisor, Alexander Menshikov.  It became an imperial property after his treason.  It passed to Grand Duke Michael Pavlovich, and then to his daughter Catherine who married Duke George of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.  The palace remained in the Mecklenburg-Strelitz family until the revolution.
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Re: Oranienbaum, Palace and Pavillions
« Reply #38 on: May 21, 2006, 12:27:24 PM »
Last week I was in Oranienbaum (aka Lomonosov). Here are some pics.

The Grand Palace



The restoration is going on, though I'd say very slowly. I was fascinated with the wooden front staircase of the XVIII's cent. inside the Palace. Still  few rooms are restored and I even can't say it's a real restoration as I was thinking all the time of my tour in the Palace that the roof or walls were near to tumble down :-/.

The facade of the Grand Palace -- close up of its condition.


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Re: Oranienbaum, Palace and Pavillions
« Reply #39 on: May 21, 2006, 12:30:49 PM »
The eye-filling   Music Pavillion  :)


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Re: Oranienbaum, Palace and Pavillions
« Reply #40 on: May 21, 2006, 01:04:33 PM »
Pavillion Katalnaya Gorka. The workers are unmounting the scaffolding


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Re: Oranienbaum, Palace and Pavillions
« Reply #41 on: May 21, 2006, 01:20:31 PM »
Dear Svetabel,

Thank you very much for all the beautiful photographs !
Very lovely indeed.

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Re: Oranienbaum, Palace and Pavillions
« Reply #44 on: June 15, 2006, 01:42:46 PM »
Awfully sad looking!

Does anyone have pictures of the Chinese Palace?  How has it fared?

Arleen