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Offline Vladimir_V.

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Re: St. Petersburg imperial country residences news
« Reply #195 on: June 22, 2007, 02:15:44 PM »
Is the first staircase the one near the Gothic gallery?

No, it is not. First and second photos are the photos of a big staircase in the corner of Arsenal Wing (near the passage to the main building, near the Chinese Gallery).

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Re: St. Petersburg imperial country residences news
« Reply #196 on: June 25, 2007, 01:34:33 PM »
New interesting exhibition: Architect A.Stakenshneider. Drawings and designs from the collection of the State Museum of St Petersburg History. 
St Petersburg. Peter and Paul Fortress. May – October 2007.

Design of the estate of the Dukes of Leichtenberg in Sergievka. (Between Peterhof and Oranienbaum.) The palace groundfloor plan. 1839. (Today it is the State Biological Institute.)

http://www.geocities.com/aa468aa2/serg.JPG

a. Entrance
b. Entrance Hall
c. Lobby
d. Grand Hall
e. Drawing Room
f. Study of Grand Duchess Maria Nicholaevna
g. Staircase to the Grand Duke Study
h. Bedroom
i. Bathroom
k. Toilet Room
l. Room and Staircases for the chambermaids
m. Dinning Room
n. Buffet
o. Staircases
p. Billiard Room
q. Library
r. Terraces
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Re: St. Petersburg imperial country residences news
« Reply #197 on: June 30, 2007, 01:50:50 PM »
Strelna

New exhibition “From the History of the Marine Residence of Russia” in the Strelna Palace (the Konstantin Palace). The exhibition was dedicated to the 180 of the Grand Duke Konstantin Nicholaevich birth.

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Strelna Palace
http://www.konstantinpalace.ru/getImageNews.php?id=484

GD Konstantin Nicholaevich http://www.konstantinpalace.ru/getImageNews.php?id=490

Exhibition
http://www.konstantinpalace.ru/getImageNews.php?id=497
http://www.konstantinpalace.ru/getImageNews.php?id=498
http://www.konstantinpalace.ru/getImageNews.php?id=489
http://www.konstantinpalace.ru/getImageNews.php?id=488

Concert in the Marble Hall of Strelna Palace
http://www.konstantinpalace.ru/getImageNews.php?id=499
http://www.konstantinpalace.ru/getImageNews.php?id=504

History

From 1827 to 1892 the Strelna estate was in the possession of Grand Duke Konstatin Nicholaevich, Nicholas I's second son, who since childhood was being prepared by his father for a naval career. At sixteen he was promoted to the rank of captain, and at twenty-six he became an admiral. The tutor of the grand duke was the famous traveller Fiodor Litke, who succeeded in instilling a love for seafaring to him.

In 1848 the grand duke obtained possession of all rights for Strelna. He received the estate as a present for his marriage to Grand Duchess Alexandra Iosifovna, nee Princess of Saxe-Altenburg. By the arrival of the young couple a restoration and redesigning of the grottoes in the Lower Park, the building of the Stable and a reconstruction of the stone palace, which became known as the "Konstantin Palace" had been completed according to designs by Christoph Philip Meyer and Andrei Stackensneider.

The marriage proved to be happy - Grand Duchess Alexandra losifovna gave birth to four sons and two daughters. A versatile personality, the grand duke had a good command of different languages, he liked to read, had an interest in the achievements of science, the theatre, literature and music; he played various instruments and was known as a clever, well educated and extremely energetic man with his own opinion. The grand duke's remarkable personality has laid its imprint on the Strelna ensemble which was in his possession for 43 years.

In 1853 the grand duke was put at the head of the Naval Ministry where he made a series of positive changes and reforms. He took an active part in the preparation of the reform on the abolition of serfdom and in 1865 became the Chairman of the State Council. In 1881, after the assassination of Emperor Alexander II, Konstanrin Nicholaevich resigned from all the posts retaining only the honourary title of General-Admiral. He died in 1892, in Pavlovsk. After the death of Konstantin Nicholaevich, from 1892 to 1911, the estate was owned by Grand Duchess Alexandra Iosifovna.

Of the exhibition (in Russian): http://www.konstantinpalace.ru/news/2007-06-05/
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Re: St. Petersburg imperial country residences news
« Reply #198 on: June 30, 2007, 04:37:34 PM »
Wonderful pictures and great article Valdimir....thank you for posting it.

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Re: St. Petersburg imperial country residences news
« Reply #199 on: July 01, 2007, 01:36:30 AM »
There is small mistake.
From 1831 the Strelna estate was in the possession of Grand Duke Konstatin Nicholaevich (after the death of previous owner).


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Re: St. Petersburg imperial country residences news
« Reply #200 on: July 03, 2007, 01:07:42 PM »
Peterhof

The museum is restoring first nine rooms in the Farm Palace.
1st floor (ground floor) plan of the Farm Palace with rooms that will be opened first:

1. Entrance room
2. Waiting room of Alexander II
3. Gallery-Passage
4. Study of Alexander II
5. Dressing room with bath and shower (in the built-in closet)
6. Valet’s room
7. Antechamber with staircase and old elevator (to the 2nd floor)
8. Drawing Room of Maria Alexandrovna
9. Waiting Room of Maria Alexandrovna


http://www.geocities.com/aa468aa2/ferm-dv-plan.jpg

Facade in the process of restoration.



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Re: St. Petersburg imperial country residences news
« Reply #201 on: July 04, 2007, 07:41:48 AM »
Vladimir

This is the building which was on fire last year, I believe.   When will the rooms be opened to the public?

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Re: St. Petersburg imperial country residences news
« Reply #202 on: July 04, 2007, 01:39:16 PM »
You are right. The Farm palace was in hot news in the end of the last year. But this part of the palace (with parade rooms) was not on fire. The fire was in the service wing of the palace (the oldest part that was built by Menelaws). I hope the palace opens in the nearest future!

Cottage



Cottage garden



A statue of Tzarevich Alexey (sculptor V.Zayko, 1994). I think he is on the yacht.
http://www.geocities.com/aa468aa2/cottage3.JPG

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Re: St. Petersburg imperial country residences news
« Reply #203 on: July 04, 2007, 04:57:02 PM »
Vladimir, these photographs are absolutely delightful.   Thank you very much.

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« Reply #204 on: July 04, 2007, 06:35:45 PM »
Vladimir---thank you so much for the pictures and the updates.

The country/sea air at the Cottage is so wonderful, it is easy to understand why the IF loved their time in this special place.


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« Reply #205 on: July 05, 2007, 12:36:58 PM »
The sculpture of the little Tsarevich is really touching. What a short life he had. It is almost impossible to contemplate being murdered when not quite 14. His illness was indeed tragic, but not the reason for the revolution as often given.

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Re: St. Petersburg imperial country residences news
« Reply #206 on: July 05, 2007, 06:44:23 PM »
Yes, I agree, the statue was touching.  :(

But have you noticed in which state the base is? As if someone tried to vandalize it!

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Re: St. Petersburg imperial country residences news
« Reply #207 on: July 08, 2007, 01:56:05 PM »
It is a base of the marble sculpture of Nicholas I that was here before WWII.
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« Reply #208 on: July 08, 2007, 01:57:12 PM »
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But have you noticed in which state the base is? As if someone tried to vandalize it!

It is a base of the marble sculpture of Nicholas I that was here before WWII. The museum has not restored the base yet. I think it is a good object for the sponsors.


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Re: St. Petersburg imperial country residences news
« Reply #209 on: July 08, 2007, 02:01:51 PM »
Tsarskoe Selo

New temporary exhibition in the Alexander Palace:
Tsar`s Cross. Documents and photographs from the collections of the Tsarskoe Selo Museum and the State Archive of Russia.
July 5 – August 9

Glass-case with original of the renunciation of Nicholas II