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Offline brnbg aka: liljones1968

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the Tsarskoe Station
« on: December 31, 2004, 09:26:34 PM »
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i wasn't quite sure where i should post this -- in TRANSPORTATION or here --- i opted for here, obviously  ;)


i don't know about anybody else out there, but i had never seen the inside of the station...then or now.



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Re: the Tsarskoe Station
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2005, 09:15:49 AM »
Antonio most graciously wrote an illustrated "Recent Visit" to the Imperial Train Station, for the main website:

http://www.alexanderpalace.org/palace/recenttrain.html

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Re: the Tsarskoe Station
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2005, 07:17:58 PM »



thanks, but no-one's going to see it here. :'(
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Re: the Tsarskoe Station
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2005, 08:42:11 PM »
Is going to our main website SUCH a hardship?

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Re: the Tsarskoe Station
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2005, 09:26:59 PM »



NO.... i meant moving the thread.  


btw, where did y'all move my floorplans thread (CALLING ALL FLOORPLANS)?    or was it just eliminated altogether?    because i can't find it.     and i've looked.     it'd be nice if y'all could at least notify the author if you're going to move a thread (and especially if you're going to delete it!).    

i'd just like to know where my thread is.


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Re: the Tsarskoe Station
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2005, 09:54:06 PM »
I think they moved it to Forum announcements

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Re: the Tsarskoe Station
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2005, 09:59:46 PM »



WHAT[/b]?    why on earth was it moved there[/b]?
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Re: the Tsarskoe Station
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2005, 10:17:48 AM »
This thread was moved here because the Train Station is not part of any TS palace. It IS part of the town of TS, thus it logically belongs in discussions about the town.

The "calling all plans" thread puzzled me for a long time about location. See, you wrote it so broadly that it covers ALL the palaces wherever they are, since the new design groups palaces by region, it HAD to go to the announcements section, since it is broader in nature.

This is NOT a popularity contest about putting a thread where "more people will see it". This is about managing thousands of threads and putting them into the place they most logically belong.

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Re: the Tsarskoe Station
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2005, 09:19:03 PM »
    :-XAlexander III wanted to go back to an "authenic" Russian style (whatever that might be) and so many buildings  began to be built and decorated in the style shown in the picture of the station, and what I assume is the imperial waiting room.
One example, in my opinion, is the hideous Church of the Savior on the Blood in St. Petersburg which marks the spot of Alexander II's assassination. In that beautiful, classical city it is an eyesore I think.
The style and decoration of the Tsarskoe Selo station is another example of a hideous style. I think is is particularly ugly.
Any one else agree or disagree?

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Re: the Tsarskoe Station
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2005, 11:12:15 PM »
LilJones, your title is somewhat misleading as your photos donít show the townís Train Station but the Private Imperial Train Station close to the AP. Maybe you thought these drawings were from the interior of the town station (which I havenít seen either) but they obviously arenít, and we have already seen Antonioís superb photos of the Imperial Station. I donít want to get into an argument about the proper location of this thread (or any other for that matter) but maybe it could have gone with the Feodorovsky Cathedral and Gorodok as it was part of the whole complex and done in the same style.

As for it being ugly, I disagree with James. It was close to the Feodorovsky Cathedral and Gorodok, and other buildings in the area (such as the barracks of His Majestyís Own Cossack Escort) all done in the same Old Russian style Nicholas II favored for the development of this part of the Alexander Park and town (he also wanted a military museum built there, in the same style). I think the station blends in perfectly and find the whole area quite charming actually.

As for the Saviour on the Spilt Blood Church in St. Petersburg,  (if I may go off topic for a moment ) I agree with James it does stand out and doesnít belong in this Neo-Classical city. But I must say, inside I found one of the most beautiful churches I ever saw in my life!

Back to the Private Train Station, thank you Liljones for these drawings. I have seen a color version of the last one somewhere but had never seen the second one. With the Cossacks standing guard, it seems the tsar is about to enter. Nice! Werenít the frescoes made by the famous painter Vasnetsov who also did some work for the Cathederal and Gorodok? BTW James, if you donít like this style, you wonít like the crypt of the Feodorovsky Cathedral either, as itís done in the same style. I found Antonioís report and photos quite interesting too as they show the frescoes havenít completely vanished. Hopefully one day they will be restored to their former glory.

Daniel Briere

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Re: the Tsarskoe Station
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2005, 06:30:38 PM »
Out of intrest does anyone know where I can get pictures of the actual Towns station not the private station so I can see what it looked like?
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Re: the Tsarskoe Station
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2005, 09:18:02 AM »
I find the Slavic revival style to be really beautiful as it evolved.  The Feodorovski and the Church at Martha and May are stunning.

I agree the earlier manifestations of the 1870's- 1890 could be heavy in their red brickwork.  

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Re: the Tsarskoe Station
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2005, 08:41:59 PM »
Here are some of my pics and comments about the imperial train station from my visit this summer...


http://www.geocities.com/mushkah/Ghosts.html

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Re: the Tsarskoe Station
« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2005, 01:51:36 PM »
If it is interesting to a photo of Imperial pavilion ("Pavilion Uritskogo") it is possible  for a photo 2004 -2005.
http://geglov2.narod.ru/Foto/Ferm_p/Ferm_p_f_06.htm
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Re: the Tsarskoe Station
« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2005, 02:00:40 PM »
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Out of intrest does anyone know where I can get pictures of the actual Towns station not the private station so I can see what it looked like?


Strike, you can see some pictures of the town's train station and the terminal here:

http://www.geocities.com/mushkah/townofPushkin.html