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Winter Palace State Rooms
« on: October 03, 2016, 09:44:12 AM »
Hidden Doors in the Military Gallery in the Winter Palace

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Re: Winter Palace State Rooms
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2016, 10:23:13 AM »
I am curious why they had waste baskets in the state rooms. I would love to hear your thoughts on these mysteries.

Mystery of Waste Baskets in the Small Throne Room

https://winterpalaceresearch.blogspot.ca/2016/11/mystery-of-waste-baskets-in-small.html

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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2016, 02:38:41 PM »
The Russian translation is 'basket for papers' so it may just have been used for any paper waste for example menus, dance cards or invitations that someone may have had in their hands and did not want to carry anymore - just an opinion.

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« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2016, 05:44:18 PM »
Christmas in the Winter Palace in the Concert Hall

http://winterpalaceresearch.blogspot.ca/2016/12/christmas-in-winter-palace.html

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« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2017, 09:57:20 AM »
Easter in the Cathedral of the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg

https://winterpalaceresearch.blogspot.ca/2017/04/easter-in-cathedral-of-winter-palace.html

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« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2017, 01:32:47 AM »
Joanna, your blog is truly a delightful treasure trove of information. Thank you so much!

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« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2017, 01:34:49 PM »
Thank you very much IvanVII.

Many more details will be revealed in my forthcoming book! I'll keep you posted.

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« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2017, 10:44:36 AM »
A replica of Raphael's 'Poetry' in the Malachite Hall of the Winter Palace

http://winterpalaceresearch.blogspot.ca/2017/07/raphael-replica-in-malachite-hall.html

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« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2017, 09:26:13 AM »
The phrase is Latin, numine afflatur and means "inspired by the spirit". The usual word for the Holy Spirit is "spiritus" and "numen"

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« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2018, 01:41:47 PM »
3D Panorama of the Jordan Gallery in the Winter Palace, Saint Petersburg and rare photographs of the Dinner held there in 1913

https://winterpalaceresearch.blogspot.ca/2018/01/a-1913-dinner-held-in-jordan-gallery-on.html

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« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2018, 09:51:20 AM »
Joanna strikes again - with the most amazing photos.  The picture of the Jordan Staircase looking straight up at the ceiling is unbelievably stunning.  I'd never seen the staircase from this perspective before.

Re the 1913 dinner:  What was the occasion?  Judging from the turban'd heads at table, I'm assuming it was a diplomatic dinner of some sort.

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« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2018, 11:21:33 AM »