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Paul von Wupperfeld

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Re: Visiting the Palace
« Reply #45 on: July 29, 2004, 03:55:25 PM »
I started this thread several months ago and was surprised how far it had gone.
I'll be leaving for St. Petersburg in a week and have arranged a guide to take me through the Alexander Palace on Monday, August 9th.  I'm taking a digital camera with me and hope to get some good shots of the interiors.  If I do, I will send them to Bob for the site.

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Paul  :)

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Re: Visiting the Palace
« Reply #46 on: July 30, 2004, 10:39:18 AM »
Paul,
It would be wonderful if we could see some of your pictures.  I'd like to request that you try to take a picture from one of the windows in the former Maple Room that would simulate Alexandra's view from her balcony.  We've seen so much about what she tooked out on, and how close to the road etc. that I would love to see a picture like this.  When I visited the AP I was so busy looking at the displays I don't think I once looked out the windows in any of the rooms to see what the vistas were like.
Even if you don't get a chance to take the pictures, I hope you really enjoy the palace.  My tour was tied to a visit to Catherine, Alexander, and Pavlovsk and I never felt so rushed in my life! (No wonder I never looked out).
Have a great visit!

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Re: Visiting the Palace
« Reply #47 on: July 30, 2004, 11:00:37 AM »
This is a question for Bob Atchison:

I just caught up with this thread and noticed the following:

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In 1901 Nicholas and Alexandra realized they didn't have enough space for their children, staff and themselves.  There were other problems with the heating system of the palace, plumbing and electricity.  They had two choices - to move out of the palace, move to the right wing or to remodel part of it.

Their choice was to replace the Music Room with more rooms for the children and their staff, a small palace clinic and two new spacious rooms for their own use.

Bob


Could you tell us where the Clinic was located?  I have never seen it on any of the palace plans and as I recall earlier when there was a plan of the children's rooms it wasn't there.  I'm always fascinated with part of the Palace we've never seen.
Thanks.
Bob

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Re: Visiting the Palace
« Reply #48 on: July 30, 2004, 11:09:35 AM »
It was in the Imperial wing on the second floor - the last room on the right before you go around the corner.  Very close to Aleksey's rooms. I'll post a diagram of it later.

Bob