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Re: St. Petersburg imperial country residences news
« Reply #480 on: January 03, 2011, 12:02:05 PM »
New open rooms in the Alexander Palace

Let`s go to the palace


the passage (room 16) from the parade yard to the Semi-Circular Hall


the door to the Semi-Circular Hall


the door from the Semi-Circular Hall to the passage (room 16)


the room (15) with the staircase to the second floor


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Re: St. Petersburg imperial country residences news
« Reply #481 on: January 03, 2011, 12:28:04 PM »
the staircase (15) to the second floor


a view from the passage (16) to the White Room (18)


the White Room (18) (today it is a wardrobe and ticket office)



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Re: St. Petersburg imperial country residences news
« Reply #482 on: January 03, 2011, 02:17:31 PM »
the Maria Feodorovna`s Bathroom (room 19) with a door to the Marble (Billiard) Hall


the door from the Marble Hall to the Maria Feodorovna`s Bathroom (today without mirrors)


a view from the Maria Feodorovna`s Bathroom (room 19) to the Crimson Room (room 20)
(today it is a passage and WC)


Floorplan
http://s47.radikal.ru/i118/1101/32/716af57fa005.jpg


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Re: St. Petersburg imperial country residences news
« Reply #483 on: January 06, 2011, 10:21:07 AM »
Many thanks Vladimir for the incredible photos showing the layout of the interiors that have been a mystery for so long. I remember the view from #16 to #18 when it was occupied by the naval guards, trying to peek around them, knowing they thought I was an idiot as it was just rooms. It appears they have removed in #16 the interior windowed wooden draft enclosure that is typical in cold climates.

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Re: St. Petersburg imperial country residences news
« Reply #484 on: January 06, 2011, 04:10:42 PM »
It appears they have removed in #16 the interior windowed wooden draft enclosure
Yes, I remember it also.

Some my photos of the Alexander Park from palace windows:







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Re: St. Petersburg imperial country residences news
« Reply #485 on: January 06, 2011, 04:23:58 PM »








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Re: St. Petersburg imperial country residences news
« Reply #486 on: January 06, 2011, 04:44:58 PM »
Oh my gosh, that chandelier is absolutely, utterly amazing!
Great photos, Vladimir_V., it's rather sad to see the state it's in presently, I'm very glad they're restoring it, right? I hope it will be finished by the time I'm old enough to go to Russia, which will be several years from now, at least!
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Re: St. Petersburg imperial country residences news
« Reply #487 on: January 06, 2011, 07:27:42 PM »
Reply # 486:  "By the time I'm old enough to go to Russia......"  There is no reason, legally, why you can't go to Russia at your present age, with proper adult accompanment and documents.  (I presume that you mean relatively ALONE though, or with one of those cheaper school groups experiences.  However, IMO, if you do go that route, be prepared to forebear the "comparative elegance" that you would take for granted here and "comprehensive western-style comfort/s" if you do so.  Alone, if you require such, Russia can be rather expensive.)   Learn at least SOME of the language, it is essential.  And try to visit Russia at least once in the winter; it's ABSOLUTELY beautiful!     AP.
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Re: St. Petersburg imperial country residences news
« Reply #488 on: January 06, 2011, 09:20:12 PM »
Reply # 486:  "By the time I'm old enough to go to Russia......"  There is no reason, legally, why you can't go to Russia at your present age, with proper adult accompanment and documents.  (I presume that you mean relatively ALONE though, or with one of those cheaper school groups experiences.  However, IMO, if you do go that route, be prepared to forebear the "comparative elegance" that you would take for granted here and "comprehensive western-style comfort/s" if you do so.  Alone, if you require such, Russia can be rather expensive.)   Learn at least SOME of the language, it is essential.  And try to visit Russia at least once in the winter; it's ABSOLUTELY beautiful!     AP.
Yes, I meant to go alone. I was thinking it would probably be a good idea to know someone who speaks both Russian and English so I can have an enterpreter, but I also want to learn Russian. :) I had not thought of the style of the accomodations before, thank you for mentioning that! I was planning, (half in fun,) with a friend who also likes the Romanovs, to go to Russia with her when we graduate. But things might be even more expensive in that time! :O
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Re: St. Petersburg imperial country residences news
« Reply #489 on: January 07, 2011, 01:25:30 PM »
Thank you for the recent photos of the palace, especially those of the interiors!

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Re: St. Petersburg imperial country residences news
« Reply #490 on: January 07, 2011, 05:05:57 PM »
Sorry I found mistakes!

18 - The Maria Feodorovna`s Bathroom
19 - The White Room (White Hall)


the White Hall (19)
left door to the Maria Feodorovna`s Bathroom (18), right door to the Marble (Billiard) Hall (12)


a view from the White Hall (19) to the Crimson Dinning Room (20)
(today it is a passage and WC)



 

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Re: St. Petersburg imperial country residences news
« Reply #491 on: January 07, 2011, 05:10:15 PM »
Oh my gosh, that chandelier is absolutely, utterly amazing!

I think the chandelier is new one.

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Re: St. Petersburg imperial country residences news
« Reply #492 on: January 07, 2011, 05:32:54 PM »
the Crimson Dinning Room (20) with a door to the Wardrobe (26)
(not so high room because there is an attic hier)

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Re: St. Petersburg imperial country residences news
« Reply #493 on: January 20, 2011, 07:36:01 AM »
Does anyone know how far the restoration of the Peterhof Palace chapel has progressed?  I know we had a few pics on here almost 2 years ago, but I never heard anything else. 

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Re: St. Petersburg imperial country residences news
« Reply #494 on: January 22, 2011, 05:38:43 AM »
I heard we will see Palace chapel this (2011) summer.