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Semi-Circular Hall
« on: July 10, 2016, 05:21:27 PM »
Nicholas II wrote in his diary on Friday, April 9th, 1910 "... Upon arriving home I looked over the archeological finds of last year ..."

I discovered a photo of the "Exhibition of the Imperial Archaeological Commission of 9 April 1910 in Tsarskoe Selo in the Semi-Circular hall of the Alexander Palace. In the foreground on the left - the findings of the Grand Ulskogo mound in the Kuban River. Photo from the archives of IHMC RAS":

http://kronk.spb.ru/img/galanina-lk-2006-001.jpg

Were the "trees" permanent or for that day's display?

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Re: Semi-Circular Hall
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2016, 07:10:07 PM »
For the display only.

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Re: Semi-Circular Hall
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2016, 09:17:10 AM »
Joanna - thanks for all the interesting facts and photos you've been posting on different topics.   I'm a little confused about the photo you posted here of the Semi-Circular Hall.  Is that really the location of this display?   I can't read the Russian underneath, but the photo doesn't resemble any part of the semi-circular hall that I've ever seen unless this is an off-shoot of the hall itself.   Can someone ease my confusion.

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Re: Semi-Circular Hall
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2016, 12:18:41 PM »
I see no reason to believe it wasn't held there- the photo shows the doorway and 2 fireplaces that are on the opposite wall of the Semi-circular Hall. The 2 large paintings over the fireplaces have also remained in place.

Compare the photo above with this one of the Hall:



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Re: Semi-Circular Hall
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2016, 01:09:33 PM »
Thanks for posting the photo Ortino.  Obviously it's the same room.

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Re: Semi-Circular Hall
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2016, 05:34:56 PM »
I'm a little confused about the photo you posted here of the Semi-Circular Hall. I can't read the Russian underneath

Thank you for your kind words. The photographer was standing with the windows behind him, facing the door. I had translated the caption in quotes for all in my post.

A fantastic panorama of the room today:

http://www.panoramio.com/photo_explorer#view=photo&position=17023&with_photo_id=116286892&order=date_desc&user=2011723

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