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« Reply #54 on: December 07, 2009, 06:35:00 PM »
Harax -- Designed by Nicholas Krazov for G.D. George  Mikhailovich

We arrived at what appeared to be a deserted estate; though it is an operating sanatorium and spa for government officials there were few signs of life anywhere. The house had a dejected air, looked as if it needed a little TLC. Although we couldn’t get inside we spent a long time in the gardens which I found enchanting... they must once have been glorious and even now there is an echo of their former beauty as well as an atmosphere that seemed almost other-worldly, as though there were spirits dwelling in the woods. At some distance from the house there’s an archaeological site which was once a Roman garrison named Harakc; now a reconstructed classical temple with columns from the original Oreanda estate overlooks the sea. I was struck by the great sense of peace in these gardens, perhaps it was because we were the only ones there but I think it was more than that... nearly impossible to imagine that it was from this estate that the last of the senior Romanovs fled from Russia.

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Re: Other Romanov Crimean estates
« Reply #55 on: December 08, 2009, 08:18:26 PM »
May I ask what month you went to Harax?

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« Reply #56 on: December 08, 2009, 10:50:42 PM »
I was there this last September...
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« Reply #57 on: December 12, 2009, 12:36:34 PM »
Koreiz  -- Designed by Nicholas Krazov for the Yusupov family

Security at the entrance to Koreiz is extremely tight, but once we were past the guard post it was like a step back in time... The winding drive to the palace, through gorgeous well-tended grounds, is very impressive. The facade and front gardens are in excellent condition, clearly much money is being spent on upkeep. At present this property is solely for the use of the President of the Ukraine and his family members. We were permitted to enter the palace, saw the foyer, the White Dining Room where the parents of Irina and Felix met to discuss the marriage plans, and the billiard room, still furnished with a huge hulk of a pool table and large overstuffed ‘60s laz-e-boy chairs left from KGB Soviet days. Very dark and gloomy. Then came the apartments of Princess Zenaida, Felix’s mother, where guests were in residence and invited us in to have a look. The large sitting room leads out to terraces overlooking the rear gardens and the appearance is much the same as it was before the Revolution. Lush and verdant, almost like a dream scene...

We walked out the side entrance of the apartments and wandered around the adjoining gardens -- lots of crenellated stonework with tiny paths and stairways hidden from view -- and then beyond, beautiful views of the sea. I got a glimpse of the entrance to an underground bunker erected for Stalin back in the cold war days... sent an icy shiver up my spine!

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« Reply #58 on: December 12, 2009, 12:39:01 PM »
 hmmm... code not working... back to the drawing board!!!
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