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« Reply #60 on: December 12, 2009, 02:19:37 PM »



 
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Re: Other Romanov Crimean estates
« Reply #64 on: December 17, 2009, 01:57:02 AM »
Great photo's primrose. You seem to have caught all these places in a time warp. I would love to see the livadia palace & all the other surrounding attractions that the IF would have known so well. I should think its every forum members dream to go to the crimea & see these sights, though I wonder how many of us will take the time out of our lives and actually do it.

Thanks for posting the pics, more if you have them please. I like livadia palace  (hint).

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« Reply #65 on: December 17, 2009, 10:43:31 AM »
Thanks very much for your comments Carisbrooke... I had begun to think that no one found these of interest!

I do have a few Livadia images as well as some of Dulber and Kichkine, will get them posted this weekend.
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« Reply #66 on: December 17, 2009, 01:57:56 PM »
Your sense of photography, the essence of capturing a moment is fanstatic.  I very much enjoyed those you have posted.  They give an idea of a moment caught in a lost time, that if we knew the magic words to pronounce we could be transported to that time, never to be brought back to the harsh present.  Your are truly an artist.  Vickie

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« Reply #67 on: December 18, 2009, 12:00:16 PM »
Vickie... thanks for your kind words. I was lucky to be at these sites when there was no one else around and I had the freedom to roam through the gardens. I really fell under the spell of these estates and hope to be able to return next year and spend a bit more time exploring.

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« Reply #68 on: December 18, 2009, 05:30:30 PM »
Oh how lucky to be able to visit these sites.  It's a far far way from southern Alabama, USA.  At these I can see these sites through the eyes of someone else.  And lucky I am that I have the eyes of you, an artist to see through.  Thanks so much for your beautiful pictures.

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« Reply #69 on: December 20, 2009, 12:48:48 PM »
Kichkine -- designed by Nikolai Tarasov for Grand Duke Dimitry Constantinovich

This charming small palace is also closed to the public and at present is undergoing restoration. Until now it has functioned as sanatorium for government officials but I understand that when the work is completed it will be used (unofficially) by the Prime Minister of the Ukraine. We were unable to see the interior (knocked on the entrance door several times but no one answered), but we did wander through the gardens. When the restoration is complete--both house and grounds--it will be a jewel.

The final image in this set shows the apartments of G.D. Dimitry, apparently he was somewhat reclusive; I was told that he liked to turn the house over to nieces and nephews and disappear into his 'aerie'.
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« Reply #73 on: December 20, 2009, 09:01:40 PM »
Dulber -- designed by Nicholas Krasnov for Grand Duke Peter Nikolaevich

Dulber Palace no longer sits in solitary splendor in the countryside as it once did; tall apartment-type buildings now push up against the gardens, and it can be difficult to get a photo without including edges of the modern world. But it is a striking, exotic, captivating piece of architecture and considering it is almost 100 years old and has been in constant use I think it looks quite amazing. These days it is a spa/sanatorium for Deputies of the Ukraine Parliament and their families and there seemed to be quite a few of them out and about. We were allowed in the entryway but didn't see any of the rooms, though I did get a photo of a couple of the original chandeliers in the long hallway which has been photographed by others.

All the senior Romanovs were imprisoned in Dulber for several weeks in the spring of 1918, and only the arrival of the Germans following the signing of the separate peace saved them from annihilation by the Bolsheviks.

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