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Offline Antonio_P.Caballer

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Re: Catherine Palace
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2005, 02:42:23 PM »
Hello Brian :)

As always, you present us all with the most beautiful pictures!

These are the Lyon(first) and Arabesque(second) Halls. The Lyon hall´s chandelier and wall sconces, as well as some other things in this room were made of lapis and gilded bronze, after Ipolito Monigetti´s designs(all these things have been preserved).

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Re: Catherine Palace
« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2005, 06:33:47 PM »
I think the last Emperor to actually live in the Catherine Palace was Alexander II -at least one would suppose by those wonderful watercolors made by Hau during his reign in which he is depicted reading in one of the apartments of Catherine II.  However, all the last Empeors used that palace for receptions and reviews.  

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Re: Catherine Palace
« Reply #17 on: June 09, 2005, 10:44:41 PM »
these are labeled as the "apartments of Mariia Feodorovna", but i cannot be sure which MF it's referring to....

bedroom


library



salon
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Re: Catherine Palace
« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2005, 03:30:58 AM »
From the description oh the Cathrine Palace:  

http://www.alexanderpalace.org/tsarskoe/third.html

..."It appears, that the private rooms of the Empress Maria Fyodorovna, were never inhabited by her, as, since these rooms were arranged (in 1820), she has always been living in Pavlovsk, during the residence of the Court in Tsarskoe Selo. In the winter of 1826, when the Court came to Tsarskoe Selo to meet the body of the late Emperor Alexander I, Maria Fyodorovna occupied the private rooms of the Empress Elizabeth Alekseyevna.




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Re: Catherine Palace
« Reply #19 on: June 10, 2005, 03:34:51 AM »
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these are labeled as the "apartments of Mariia Feodorovna", but i cannot be sure which MF it's referring to....

bedroom


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.....The following room is the Bedroom. It has two windows; the walls are covered with ancient Chinese silk and ornamented with panels of Norwegian maple, the furniture, alcove and columns are also made of the same wood, painted with small flowers, by the artist Bernasconi; the furniture is contemporary, and covered with light olive silk. The ceiling is painted with garlands by B. Medici; from it hangs a chandelier of gilt bronze and crystal; on the walls are two big pictures of Italian school, representing, "The Flight to Egypt".




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Re: Catherine Palace
« Reply #20 on: June 11, 2005, 06:43:03 AM »
sorry jfkhaos, wrong Mariia Feodorovna :-/     you're probably correct though, when she wasn't at Gatchina, she probably stayed in her apartments in the Aleksandr palais.
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Re: Catherine Palace
« Reply #21 on: June 20, 2005, 01:15:51 AM »
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These are the Lyon(first) ... The Lyon hall´s chandelier and wall sconces, as well as some other things in this room were made of lapis and gilded bronze, after Ipolito Monigetti´s designs...


A watercolor c1878 of Lyons Hall:

http://www.nasledie-rus.ru/img/680000/681401.jpg

Photos and history of Lyons Hall:

http://www.nasledie-rus.ru/podshivka/6814.php

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Re: Catherine Palace
« Reply #22 on: June 20, 2005, 01:55:28 AM »
Photo of the Drawing Room c1930 of Alexander II's wife Empress Maria in the Fifth Apartments Suite:

http://www.nasledie-rus.ru/img/680000/681312.jpg

Watercolor c1860 of her bedroom:

http://www.nasledie-rus.ru/img/680000/681308.jpg

History of her rooms:

http://www.nasledie-rus.ru/podshivka/6813.php

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Re: Catherine Palace
« Reply #23 on: November 29, 2005, 09:12:50 PM »
I have to ask, and I haven't seen this discussed before: when people say they 'lived' in these palaces, did they use all of the rooms?  Or were they restriced to a certain wing?  

The reason I ask is that the rooms of some of these palaces are so ornate and so elegant it's hard to imagine a family living in them and children running through them.
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Re: Catherine Palace
« Reply #24 on: March 20, 2006, 05:59:23 AM »
Hi, i wanted to know has anyone got any colour photos inside the catherine palace i have looked at many websites but not any good pics especally the state bedroom if anyone has any  pictures of that

Thanks in advance
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Re: Catherine Palace
« Reply #25 on: March 20, 2006, 09:07:52 AM »
Have you tried this website

http://eng.tzar.ru/catherine

it has quite a few photos of the interior


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Re: Catherine Palace
« Reply #26 on: September 11, 2006, 08:08:18 AM »
Could someone send images of lost rooms in the palace like the lyon room which would be restored soon?

At this occasion,does some knows who would be in charge of the restoration of the Lyon room,would it be once more workers from the ancient town of silk :Lyon?

Thanks,

Vassili

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Re: Catherine Palace
« Reply #27 on: December 21, 2006, 08:56:23 AM »
Nothing new about it?

I pray anyone to send if you have those pictures(it would be my christmas gift),

Thanks in advance,
V.

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Re: Catherine Palace
« Reply #28 on: January 07, 2007, 06:28:03 AM »
Lion Hall 1878


Lion Hall 1944


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Re: Catherine Palace
« Reply #29 on: January 09, 2007, 09:43:40 AM »
Vlad,

You are a great gentleman,thanks for all your answer to my posts!
Vassili