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Re: Other Romanov Crimean estates
« Reply #75 on: December 20, 2009, 09:07:01 PM »

 



 

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« Reply #76 on: December 20, 2009, 09:09:29 PM »






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Re: Other Romanov Crimean estates
« Reply #77 on: December 21, 2009, 12:07:12 PM »
Primrose, As I would expect from you, beautiful pictures.  Are these Lividia?  What time of year is it?  Just gorgeous.  Vickie

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« Reply #78 on: December 21, 2009, 12:20:20 PM »
Hi Vickie,
 These images are of Dulber Palace... I wrote a few lines about it but the description is at the bottom of page 5. They were taken in September 2009, same time as the others I've posted.

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Re: Other Romanov Crimean estates
« Reply #79 on: December 23, 2009, 03:12:04 AM »
Are they private residences? Or owned by the government?

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Re: Other Romanov Crimean estates
« Reply #80 on: December 23, 2009, 11:52:28 AM »
All of these palaces are now owned by the Ukrainian government. After the Revolution the Soviets took them over either for sanatoriums or summer homes for Soviet elite. As far as I know they've never been in private hands but interestingly in the area around Koreiz, the Yusupov palace, lots of 'MacMansions' are being built by Russian oligarchs.
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Re: Other Romanov Crimean estates
« Reply #81 on: January 30, 2010, 03:13:11 AM »
Primrose,
Thank you for caring enough to share your pictures and insights of these wonderful estates with those of us unable to visit the Ukraine.
Regards,
SOH

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Re: Other Romanov Crimean estates
« Reply #82 on: January 31, 2010, 04:46:09 PM »
Thanks for your kind words, SOH!

Livadia Palace -- designed by Nicholas Krasnov

I'm posting the final set of my images of the Crimean Palaces; for the most part these are not the usual views of Livadia but rather things that caught my eye and interest. Please feel free to ask questions and make comments, I would welcome the feedback.

1 & 2 - This is the original Romanov entrance to Livadia, now closed to the public




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« Reply #83 on: January 31, 2010, 04:49:28 PM »
3 - Before the Revolution this building housed the power plant. It is now known as the "Organ House"


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« Reply #84 on: January 31, 2010, 04:52:26 PM »
4 & 5 - One of the buildings in the stables complex, now under restoration and reputedly to be used as a residence.




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« Reply #85 on: January 31, 2010, 04:58:19 PM »
6 - First view of Livadia Palace coming from the main drive and parking area.



7 - Doorway in the Moorish inner courtyard


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« Reply #86 on: January 31, 2010, 05:03:01 PM »
8 & 9 - Decorative details on the second floor, the stained glass is reputedly by Tiffany






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« Reply #87 on: January 31, 2010, 05:08:11 PM »
10 & 11 - Family snapshots of Tsarevich Alexei





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« Reply #88 on: January 31, 2010, 05:10:02 PM »
12 - Poignant snapshot of the Imperial Family



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« Reply #89 on: January 31, 2010, 05:13:52 PM »
13 - It had been raining lightly when we arrived at Livadia, and while we toured the house there was a downpour. But as we walked out the door, this was the amazing view that met our eyes!




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