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Re: Oranienbaum, Palace and Pavillions
« Reply #15 on: May 23, 2005, 09:02:00 PM »
Katalnaia Gorka - Pavilion of the Rolling Hill

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« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2005, 08:07:53 PM »
The Concert Hall

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« Reply #17 on: June 08, 2005, 07:01:29 PM »
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« Reply #18 on: June 08, 2005, 07:02:24 PM »
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« Reply #19 on: June 08, 2005, 07:08:32 PM »
The Figure House and the western gates of the lower garden

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« Reply #20 on: June 08, 2005, 07:09:26 PM »
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« Reply #21 on: June 08, 2005, 07:15:35 PM »
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Re: Oranienbaum, Palace and Pavillions
« Reply #23 on: July 05, 2005, 02:18:57 PM »
I would like to add that Lomonosov was not destroyed by Nazis. And the palaces are not restored.
THe most unique palace of Lomonosov Park is the Chinese  Palace made only for receptions by Ekaterina the Great.
A lot of rooms there have preserved from 18th century which is unusual for Petersburg (unfortunately).

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« Reply #24 on: July 05, 2005, 06:56:49 PM »
Hikaru, Didn't Catherine the Great have a bedroom in the Chinese mansion?  I thought it was sort of a love nest for her as opposed to a general reception area.
Do you live in St. Petersburg??  How very fortunate if you do.  

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« Reply #25 on: July 05, 2005, 11:33:07 PM »
They had bedroom and cabinets in such palaces but never used it. Iit was so called parade bedroom.
Maybe it was love nest , but especially it was used for the receptions of foreign ministers.
They used Grand Palace to sleep.

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Re: Oranienbaum, Palace and Pavillions
« Reply #26 on: July 10, 2005, 04:02:56 AM »
As I understand it the Palace was used by Catherine and Peter when Elizabeth was still alive it contains bedroom and facilties for them both in the two wings opposite the lake,....of course Peter had his own Palace in teh Park ....

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Re: Oranienbaum, Palace and Pavillions
« Reply #27 on: July 10, 2005, 07:26:49 AM »
What an amazing, and comprehensive series of photographs posted by Reco and Athena.   Very many thanks.

The Russian Government is pouring millions into the restoration of Oranienbaum - and that is wonderful.

Now, as we all know, the Russian Navy is moving out of the Alexander Palace, why, oh why is the Russian Government not investing a few millions from its new found oil and gas billions, into THE palace?   The Alexander Palace.

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Re: Oranienbaum, Palace and Pavillions
« Reply #28 on: July 10, 2005, 11:25:13 AM »
I thought that the China Palace was used by Catherine during Elizabeth time, but it is not the true.
( I had super-guide there and she said that The Catherine reconstructed the palace when she became the Tsarina completely in order to use it as the place for reception).
Then in the 19th centuty Maklenburg made the third floor and Corridor in the palace but the Parade rooms stayed untouched till now.
I liked the palace very much , because in comparison with others Summer Residences  I felt the charming a  fleur de temps there.

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Re: Oranienbaum, Palace and Pavillions
« Reply #29 on: October 24, 2005, 01:20:03 PM »
I can't believe I've neglected this thread for so long. What's it been? Like a year? Sorry. I meant to scan more photos and I seem to have forgotten. :(

I remembered, though, when I received a new book on the Chinese Palace at Oranienbaum.* Yeah! A floorplan! I love floorplans!



Key
1. Minor Antechamber
2. Major Chinese Study
3. Minor Chinese Study
4. Lilac Lounge
5. Great Hall
6. Bugle/Glass Beaded Salon
7. Blue Lounge
8. Muses' Lounge
9. Major Antechamber
10. Chinese Bedroom
11. Hallway
12. Heating Equipment Room
13. Entrance Hall
14. Corridor towards 2nd floor
15. Wardrobe Room
16. Pink Lounge
17. Toilet Room
18. Hallway
19. Maintenance Area
20. Portrait Room
21. Cathereine II's Study
22. Gallery
23. Gallery
24. Gallery
25. Stoph Bedroom
26. Hallway
27. Minor Study
28. Boudoir

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