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Konstantinovskiy Palace, at Strelna
« on: April 22, 2004, 10:31:16 AM »
Does anyone have any information on the Strelna Palace, owned by Grand Duke Konstantin konstantinovich? In `Imperial palaces of Russia` it says that the building is derelict and facing ruin. Is there any pictures of this once magnificent palace? :-/
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Re: Konstantinovskiy Palace, at Strelna
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2004, 12:12:12 PM »
Dimitri,
The entire Strelna palace and park complex has recently been restored as a summer residence for President Putin. They built a lot of new  auxiliary buildings nearby. A russian historian told me the restoration was too quick and not very acurate. The ground floor apartments were redone and do not ressemble at all their former decoration.  

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Re: Konstantinovskiy Palace, at Strelna
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2004, 01:05:14 PM »
Don't you think it is really unjust how the Russian Government is privatising the Russian palaces as it claims it does not have enough money, but can still find money to do all the renovation on this palace simply because it is for the president?
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Re: Konstantinovskiy Palace, at Strelna
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2004, 03:36:51 PM »
It's sad but it seems the only way some palaces can survive is if they become useful (sort of like the monarchy ;)). It would be nice to have the palace properly restored but that would mean even more money and time. Besides, it's only for a president ;)!

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Re: Konstantinovskiy Palace, at Strelna
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2004, 04:48:44 PM »
I know what you mean. It is better to have a palace then no palace at all even though it has not been restored propaly.
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Re: Konstantinovskiy Palace, at Strelna
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2004, 07:07:59 AM »
There is an excellent little book by V.V. Gerasimov "The Large Palace at Strelna", published in 1997 as a part of a series by Almaz Publishing in St. Petersburg, which included books on the palaces of Grand Dukes Aleksei, Vladimir, and Pavel Aleksandrovichi, the Oldenburgs, Grand Duke Nikolai Nikolaevich (Sr.), and others.  Try and get your hands on a copy of this (or any other book in this series), it includes plans and pictures of the palace.

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Re: Konstantinovskiy Palace, at Strelna
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2004, 10:08:16 AM »
I saw the photos of the newly restored strelna palace and was horrified . They have simply vandalised it. As someone rightly remarked it looked more like Las vegas Casino. It is really sad.

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Re: Konstantinovskiy Palace, at Strelna
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2004, 11:39:02 AM »
Let us hope theat the Alexander Palace does not fall to the same fate.  Believe it or not there was some talk about making it a summer residence for the President 10 years ago.

We have have to very very vigilant regarding the AP, Livadia, etc...  When they get around to restoring it it must be done right and that's something we all as a group can be advocates for.

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Re: Konstantinovskiy Palace, at Strelna
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2004, 12:11:52 PM »
Does anyone know if there was any opposition to the restoration?
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Re: Konstantinovskiy Palace, at Strelna
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2004, 01:37:37 AM »
www.enlight.ru/camera/
Has some interesting pics of the new Palace comparing its old condition to the present resored one. The exterior seems to be faithful including imperial crests but the interior reads more like a show peice for Putin.

I agree the restoration of the residences of the Tsars should be as faithful as possible. But what is teh price to save the building. Looking at the condition of teh Strelna Palace prior to the recent restoration one wonders whether marginally faithful resoration is better than total decay.

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Re: Konstantinovskiy Palace, at Strelna
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2004, 07:54:12 AM »
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As for the last interior view, itīs not from Strelna, itīs the corner study of Tsar Alexander III at the Anichkov Palace.


Hi Antonio,

Do you think that is a framed photograph of Pobedonostev on Alexander III's table in the lower right?

Many thanks
Joanna
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Re: Konstantinovskiy Palace, at Strelna
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2005, 12:35:45 PM »
Does anyone know where to find this book by V.V. Gerasimov "The Large Palace at Strelna"? I have searched for days and cannot find it for sale anywhere.

I would be very interested to see the plans for this palace. If the book is no longer available,  can someone post the plans for the palace. I'm sure many would enjoy seeing them.

Thanks.

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Re: Konstantinovskiy Palace, at Strelna
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2005, 04:01:05 AM »
I want to give an information how could arrange the excursion to the Konstantin Palace:
There are two types of excursions :
1. Historical Rooms
2. Newly made VIP/Putin rooms

It is necessary to write a letter to the Head of the Excursion Department, to fix the time, to come , to pay , and to hear the guide.
The price is 3000 roubles for the tour plus ticket price for everybody (one ticket-250 roubles)
I went  there 2 weeks ago.
I liked there. But , of course, it is completely new made palace.
There is also one more attraction - Vine Cellar where everybody could  try the test of Tokai Vines.
Why Tokai? Because of the memory of the Peter the Great , who liked Tokai wine a lot.
Who cellar in the Palace? Because Palace was used
as wine cellar before the Revolution.

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Re: Konstantinovskiy Palace, at Strelna
« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2005, 10:27:30 AM »
Wow! I am simply left speechless by these floorplans, and I want to thank you very much for posting them. I will now have to spend a ridiculous amount of time looking at them :)

--Gavin.

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Re: Konstantinovskiy Palace, at Strelna
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2005, 05:08:15 AM »
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Wow! I am simply left speechless by these floorplans, and I want to thank you very much for posting them. I will now have to spend a ridiculous amount of time looking at them :)

--Gavin.



trust me, i know exactly what you mean....


i collect floorplans (have been since i was like 10 years old), and i spend a good portion of my life studying floorplans for the mansions, castles, palaces etc that i've managed to acquire....i suppose the other half of my life is spent looking at the all the photographs, digital images etc, i've been lucky enough to come by over the years (many of them i've posted here on this site :-)

so,
like i said......

i know EXACTLY where you're coming from!
(i'm glad you like them, btw...  they're even better big.   but i had to shrink them down to post them here.)
"when i die, i hope i go like my grandfather --
peacefully in my sleep; not screaming & in terror,
like the passengers in his car."

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