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Catherine Palace
« on: September 30, 2004, 03:52:33 PM »
This might seem like a silly question  :-[. As we all know the Imperial Family lived in the Alexander Palace at Tsarkoe Selo. During all that time was the Catherine Palace empty? Was it ever used? Did other members of the Imperial family live in it?

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Re: Catherine Palace
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2004, 04:37:20 PM »
Maria Pavlovna (GD Paul's Daughter) says in "The Education of a Princess" that her family stayed in the Catherine Palace when in Tsarskoe Selo, and I believe I have read about others staying there too.

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Re: Catherine Palace
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2004, 04:47:41 PM »
Bob I read that too! But I thought GD Paul had his own home on the grounds of Tsarkoe Selo.

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Re: Catherine Palace
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2004, 03:00:08 PM »
Hi, ;)

The GD Paul was given a suite of rooms in the Catherine palace at Tsarskoe Selo when he became Commander of the imperial Horse in the early 1890's, just after marrying Alexandra of greece.

I think GD Paul lived there a few years, even after his wife's death. It's only after being dismissed because of his relationship with Olga Pistolkors than he left the country and went to paris. When he returned, he went to live with his family on the English Quay in St petersburg.

I don't know if others members of the Imperial family had lived in the Catherine palace during this time.   ???
I don't think they liked very much this estate except for its beautiful gardens and the wonderful walks and rides they were able to do on it.

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Re: Catherine Palace
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2004, 06:15:57 AM »
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i believe the grand duke Pavl Aleksandrovich occupied a suite of rooms on the ground floor of this (the left) wing.   however, i'm not sure which rooms they were.
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Re: Catherine Palace
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2004, 08:19:30 AM »
GD Paul built his own home in Tsarskoye Selo.  I think it has been discussed here before.

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Re: Catherine Palace
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2004, 07:08:16 PM »
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GD Paul built his own home in Tsarskoye Selo.  I think it has been discussed here before.



yes he did, but that was around the time he returned from exile, right?   it was a home for he & princess paley.

prior to that (before his exile), he stayed in the main palace.    
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Re: Catherine Palace
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2004, 07:14:27 PM »
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yes he did, but that was around the time he returned from exile, right?   it was a home for he & princess paley.

prior to that (before his exile), he stayed in the main palace.    


Your right - by the way - your pictures are GREAT.  Mind if I ask where you get them?  You must have a great imperial russian archive.

thanks again for all the great pictures.

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Re: Catherine Palace
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2004, 08:35:39 PM »
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thanks very much.     i've been collecting photographs, books, floorplans etc. for years.    i have around 3500 images (in various forms).    i'm glad y'all like them  ;D
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Re: Catherine Palace
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2004, 10:11:32 PM »
Hey....Do you have any illustrations of Cameron's Fifth apartment (Catherine's Bedrrom, Silver Study, Mirror Study etc)????

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Re: Catherine Palace
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2004, 04:55:27 PM »
The Catherine Palace was used a hospital in WWI. On which floor were the hospital rooms?
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Re: Catherine Palace
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2004, 03:27:16 PM »
Hey everyone! Can anyone get anymore palace floorplans? Thanks for yours brnbg!

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Re: Catherine Palace
« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2004, 02:26:45 AM »



I was just wondering... Is it the Catherine Palace that appeared in the animated movie "Anastasia"?

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Re: Catherine Palace
« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2004, 09:51:38 PM »
I would agree the Palace they used as a model was the Catherine Palace it is more recognizable to everyone

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Re: Catherine Palace
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2005, 05:57:24 PM »
Did Dowager Empress MF even ever stay in Tsarskoe during the reign of Nicholas II and Alexandra?  I think it's safe to say that she kept her distance and of course had homes of her own near the Alexander Palace, but since she had rooms at the Alexander Palace, do you think she ever used them once she became Dowager?  Perhaps she would have used them around the time of the children's birth (I believe she was there for Olga's).  Then again, given the antipathy between the two empresses, maybe she just stayed at the Anichkov or Gatchina until the time came to be present.