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Re: St. Petersburg imperial country residences new
« Reply #30 on: July 11, 2005, 10:37:15 PM »
Didn't he also do some work on teh ceiling in alexandra's Dressing Room at teh AP??

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« Reply #31 on: July 19, 2005, 11:35:06 AM »
Yes, he did. This painting was made in the begin of XIX centuries, but was destroyed. A.Treskin restored the painted ceiling in 1949. Also he worked in the Upper Bath, the Concert Hall and the Creaking Pagoda.
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Re: St. Petersburg imperial country residences new
« Reply #32 on: July 19, 2005, 11:35:46 AM »
Peterhof
The temporary exhibition “The Gardens and the Fountains of Versailles” was open in the Peterhof Museum of the Collectors. Engravings, paintings, sculptures from the collection of the Versailles Museum. The exhibition devoted to the 300th anniversary of Peterhof (1705-2005). A catalogue was printed in Russian and French: Jardins et Fontaines de Versailles.- Saint-Petersbourg-Peterhof, 2005. Editions “Abris”.
July – September 2005
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« Reply #33 on: July 26, 2005, 12:36:22 PM »
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The exhibition “We hastened the approach of this day as we could…” was open in the ruinous Chesme Gallery in the Gatchina Palace. The exhibition devoted to the two dates: the 60th anniversary of the Victory over fascism and the 20th anniversary of the opening the first restored rooms in the Gatchina Palace.
Here you can find some photos: http://history.gatchina.ru/palace/exib/
The translation of the text under photos:
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photo1 – The Chesme Gallery. Prewar photo M.A. Velichko; photo2 - The Chesme Gallery. The exhibition. 2005; photo 3 – S.N. Balaeva, the chief curator of the museum in 1929-59; photo4 – M.A. Velichko. Photograph 1940. The photographer of the Gatchina palace-museum.
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photo1 - Locket “Dionis with Sitting Bacchant”. (The detail of the vase from the Marble Staircase); photo2 – “The Sleeping Love” (from the Emperor Alexander III`s Wardrobe). XIX.. Marble. Found in Gatchina; photo3 - Sculptors Remers and Gensens. Lion masks (from the fronts of the courtyard in the Arsenal Wing); photo4,5 – The lids from the vases. Japan. XVIII-XIX. Porcelain. Returned from Germany after WWII. The vases have not found; photo6 – The detail of the table lamp.
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photo1 – Soviet army near the Gatchina Palace. 26 January 1944.
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photo1 – The pattern of the bouquet from the bed in the Parade Bedroom. The author L.A. Strizhova; photo2 – The chandelier from the Chesme Gallery. All glass decor was recreated in 2004; photo3 - the portrait of the Emperor Peter III.
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photo1 – the Chesme Gallery. Photograph 2005; photo2 - the chief of the restoration work V.F. Kirpichev and parquet floor layer S.V. Kotkov. 2005; photo3 – L.A. Strizhova. The model of the White Hall. 1980th. Plaster cast; photo4 – Lidia Alekseevna Strizhova.
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Re: St. Petersburg imperial country residences new
« Reply #34 on: August 03, 2005, 03:10:43 PM »
Peterhof
Three new rooms of the Bath House were open after the restoration (the Rest Room, the Sauna and the Swimming Bath with a trick fountain). There is also small room with the antique toilet. The drainage was made in the first quarter of the 18th century.
You can find some information about the Bath House here: http://www.peterhof.org/museums/monpl/ind6.html
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Re: St. Petersburg imperial country residences new
« Reply #35 on: August 21, 2005, 02:09:35 PM »
Tsarskoe Selo. New book about the AP.

Tsarskoe Selo. Alexander Palace./Text  by L.Bardovskaya. – Saint-Petersburg: “Alfa-Color”, 2005. 34 pages. ISBN 5-900959-89-9 (in Russian). The book will be published in English in the end of this year.
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« Reply #36 on: August 27, 2005, 02:01:20 PM »
Peterhof
A new museum was open after the restoration: the Tsaritsin pavilion and the Olgin pavilion. The pavilions was built in the middle of XIX century for Alexandra Feodorovna and Olga Nicholaievna (Nicholas I `s wife and his daugther).

The Tsaritsin pavilion



The Washington’s oak. (The Tsaritsin island)

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Re: St. Petersburg imperial country residences new
« Reply #37 on: September 02, 2005, 01:29:44 PM »
Pavlovsk
New book was published: Elkina A. Do it for me.- St.Petersburg, “Znanie”, 2005.- 488 pages. ISBN 5-7320-0813-6 (in Russian)
The book narrates about Anna Zelenova (1913-1980), who was the director of the Pavlovsk museum from 1941 to 1980. People, war, restoration, her private life, the state and the museum, the battle between the imperial country residences and the Navy in the end of 1940th.
There are a lot of photographs.

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Re: St. Petersburg imperial country residences new
« Reply #38 on: September 02, 2005, 02:14:47 PM »
Thank you Vladimir V for keeping all of us up-to-date with the latest events and news of the palaces in and around St Petersburg.

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« Reply #39 on: September 03, 2005, 02:31:41 AM »
May I also extend my gratitude to Vladimir_V for his generous contributions.

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Re: St. Petersburg imperial country residences new
« Reply #40 on: September 12, 2005, 01:27:07 PM »
Tsarskoe Selo

The Tsarskoe Selo museum starts the new restoration of a ditch around the Hermitage in the Catherine Park. The pavilion was built in 1744-1755 by Rastrelli, but was destroyed during WWII. The front of the pavilion and the ditch were restored in 1960-1970th. Then the oil-painting plafond was recreated. All works was stopped after the economic slump.

About the pavilion: http://eng.tzar.ru/catherine_park/regular/hermitage


The Hermitage in the Catherine Park.




The ground floor of the pavilion.


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Re: St. Petersburg imperial country residences new
« Reply #41 on: September 16, 2005, 01:18:55 PM »
Peterhof

The Peterhof museum and city continue to celebrate the 300th jubilee. (Peterhof was first mentioned in Peter`s Field Journal, in the entry for 13 September 1705). Last week Belgian enthusiasts and sponsors from different countries gave a carillon (51 bells) to the Peterhof. The anniversary present was placed on the tower of the Cavalier building near the Upper Garden.

There is a possibility to hear the Peterhof carillon (download a file with 1 min home video – 3Mb): http://www.peterhof.ru/temp/karilion.exe

See also the sponsors` site: http://www.beiaardschool.be/peterhofEnglish.htm  (didn`t update since October 2004).

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Re: St. Petersburg imperial country residences new
« Reply #42 on: September 26, 2005, 12:27:54 PM »
Gatchina

Not many people know that 3 years ago the pictorial Priory palace was open after a long restoration (complex restoration of the palace started in 1970s). The palace was built in the end of XVIIIth century from an unusual building material – adobe, i.e. earth compressed in moulds. Now two floors of the palace are used for the permanent and temporary exhibitions from the collections of the Gatchina museum.

There is the official site in English: http://history.gatchina.ru/priorat/eindex.htm

The Priory palace



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« Reply #43 on: October 04, 2005, 12:58:31 PM »
Peterhof

In the center of Peterhof near the Upper Garden a monument to A.Rubinstein was set up. Famous composer and pianist Anton Rubinstein lived in Peterhof many years and died here in his own house in 1894.

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« Reply #44 on: October 04, 2005, 01:00:06 PM »
Peterhof

In the end of the summer season the Peterhof museum had the traditional evening Fountain Festival, which attracted up to 100000 guests. In this year, on the 300th Anniversary of Peterhof, the festival was stunning.

There are photographs of the Fountain Festival 2004:
http://www.peterhof.ru/?m=145&album=11
http://www.peterhof.ru/?m=145&album=10

The last day of the fountains function is October 9. But live does not die here even in winter as the permanent displays in the museums are open.
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