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Offline lilianna

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Re: Photo of rooms 1934-1936
« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2010, 09:18:45 PM »
Unfortunately, I do not know. There are many things out of the palace was given to different organizations, then there was war, then renovated the palace to the museum of our great poet Pushkin, then the military of organization. It was a long time and there are no people who remember the palace in 1930-1940. Anatoly Kuchumov knew everything, but he died in 1993.

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Re: Photo of rooms 1934-1936
« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2010, 11:29:51 PM »
In picture 1591 (where the girls are doing some gymnastic), is that a Grand-duchess bedroom? And what about the room where children are reading (1599): is that the GD's classroom?
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Re: Photo of rooms 1934-1936
« Reply #17 on: July 20, 2010, 02:12:19 PM »
No, that wouldn't be one of the Grand Duchesses' bedrooms since the wallpaper doesn't match. I'd be very interested in knowing what rooms these were taken in. Perhaps many of them were taken in the other wing not used by the IF for their private rooms?

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Re: Photo of rooms 1934-1936
« Reply #18 on: July 22, 2010, 09:02:42 PM »
Thanks for the wonderful photos.  I didn't realize the palace was used for the children's home as early as 1918.

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Re: Photo of rooms 1934-1936
« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2010, 12:16:10 AM »
Yes, on the second floor. In the rooms where the royal children lived.

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Re: Photo of rooms 1934-1936
« Reply #20 on: August 16, 2010, 07:09:08 AM »
Thanks yes they are great. I am fascinated though, by the restaurant in the collonade. Also I have noticed the wrought iron balustrade. I dont think this is the Alexander Palace.
I think is is the Rastrelli Gallery at the Catherine Palace.

Does anyone else know ?

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Re: Photo of rooms 1934-1936
« Reply #21 on: August 16, 2010, 10:02:18 AM »
Signed on photo: restaurant in Cameron's gallery. May 1937.

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Re: Photo of rooms 1934-1936
« Reply #22 on: September 04, 2010, 09:45:54 AM »
no pictures for me! I cannot open the links (((
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Re: Photo of rooms 1934-1936
« Reply #23 on: October 26, 2011, 08:02:13 PM »
Referring to the picture of people at tables on Alexandra's balcony, doesn't it seem like the balcony in the picture is much bigger than it appears in pics of the Imperial Family on the balcony? 

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Re: Photo of rooms 1934-1936
« Reply #24 on: October 28, 2011, 12:27:05 PM »
Yes, but I think that photo was taken at the rounded part of Alexandra's balcony.



I've circled that section in green. The red oval is to point out that that column looks closer to the photographer than the others. Interesting observation, pastpalacelife. I hadn't given it much thought until now.

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Re: Photo of rooms 1934-1936
« Reply #25 on: October 28, 2011, 10:58:18 PM »
Thanks for clearing that up, it was bugging me!

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Re: Photo of rooms 1934-1936
« Reply #26 on: January 28, 2012, 01:45:32 PM »
Very cool, thanks for sharing these...although I see all of these people milling around in the photos and just want to say, "Get the hell out of the Romanov's house...you don't belong here!" :-(

Just to think OTMAA would have all been in there 30s/early-40s, likely had their own families and little one's scurrying about their favorite family retreat. The Tsar and Empress would surely have been proud grandparents!

It was nice however to know the children's bedrooms were used as an orphanage after the second World War although a proper museum to the legacy of IF didn't materialize for another fifty years. I would love to see it someday!
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