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Offline Bryndis

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Then and now (Locations, clothes, etc)
« on: December 21, 2015, 06:13:44 PM »
Re-posting some photos from another thread.
(Some photos do not show the exact spot but same location)

Wolfsgarten:



 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friedberg:



 

 

 

 

 

 

Bernstorff Palace:



 

Massandra Palace:



 

 

 
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« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2015, 06:37:39 PM »
Livadia:







Peterhof:





Münzenberg:



Alupka:



Fredensborg:



Balmoral:



Ropsha Palace:









Gatchina Palace:





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« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2015, 09:39:18 PM »
Well Bryndis you've really outdone yourself here! Thanks so much for putting together this fabulous collection and sharing with us.

One quick question on this well known Alexei photo standing on the bridge (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/joibkb/media/999254_535526109829990_905918701_n_zpsah4li5aa.jpg.html). What angle are we looking at here? In the old Alexei photo it appears to be a small extension, but the bridge in the newer photo has to extend at least 70-80 feet, yes? I was never able to makes sense of this.
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« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2015, 01:03:35 AM »
This is riveting.  That so much of the Romanovs' world survives to this day is amazing.  Thank you so much for posting, Bryndis.

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« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2015, 07:11:05 AM »
edubs31: Most of them but not all of these were put together by me, some of them I just re-posted from the original thread including that one. When I look at it now it doesn't really seem to be the same bridge...
Sorry about that.

Sanochka: No problem. I hope to find more.
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Re: Then and now (Locations, clothes, etc)
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2015, 07:12:32 AM »
If the Imperial Family came through a time warp to 2015, it's nice to see that there is much that they would still be able to recognize.

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« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2015, 07:23:46 AM »
I recommend taking a look at those places in Google Earth in the 3D viewer (360).

You can for example 'stand' in the middle of the Italian Garden at the Livadia Palace and take a look around : )

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« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2015, 07:51:16 AM »
Oops, forgot these (not mine)

Znamenie



Livadia Garden



Langikoski cottage in Finland




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« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2015, 08:27:41 AM »
Alexandra's reception room


Marple mountain hall


Mauve room chair and corner







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« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2015, 01:34:44 PM »
These are remarkable.The survival and mostly good appearance of these places, both buildings and their  natural physical settings,often from more than a century ago, is striking to me. That they have done so after experiencing two devastating wars and a revolution and civil war in some cases is almost unbelievable.

I' ve seen photos of my small typical American hometown from  about sixty years before my time there and  it seems to have changed more than have early twentieth century Central Europe and Russia.
Great job ,Bryndis!
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« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2015, 05:09:45 PM »
These are remarkable.The survival and mostly good appearance of these places, both buildings and their  natural physical settings,often from more than a century ago, is striking to me. That they have done so after experiencing two devastating wars and a revolution and civil war in some cases is almost unbelievable.

I' ve seen photos of my small typical American hometown from  about sixty years before my time there and  it seems to have changed more than have early twentieth century Central Europe and Russia.
Great job ,Bryndis!

Well it was mainly the Nazi that did the real damage. Before that everything seem to be well preserved and mostly respected. Chances are it would have continued. Can you imagine what it would look like if the Nazi never stepped foot there! It's rather amazing that despite how well it looks now it could have been even more so.  

And your right about the America and Europe thing. It seems like in the United States when they make change they go full force and leave very little of the former in its path. The only thing left are the pictures and film. In Europe on the the other hand they seem to have done a wonderful job blending the modern with the old.
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« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2015, 07:22:15 PM »
Bryndis, thank you so much for posting your series of "Then and now" .

Fascinating compilation!

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« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2015, 09:32:40 PM »
Barton Manor



AP garden bridge



Tobolsk



Livadia