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Re: The Alexander Palace at the Newark Museum
« Reply #75 on: February 02, 2005, 06:52:32 PM »
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Ok, I read about this.. who is this guy?
 
Laura, he is the guy who wrote the book A Russian Winter.


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Re: The Alexander Palace at the Newark Museum
« Reply #76 on: February 04, 2005, 08:25:04 PM »
 I'm so jealous of the guys who already had the chance to go. Since I'm in school at the moment my father would most certainly not let me take a week off. I've heard the exhibit ends in May (correct me if I'm wrong) and I'm planning to go on my Spring Break at the end of March. I really can't wait  :)

I can say the thing I'm really interested to see, as some people say, the fan letters from other people.
I'm just your average 13 year old fascinated by the Romanovs.

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Re: The Alexander Palace at the Newark Museum
« Reply #77 on: February 04, 2005, 10:49:07 PM »
Rich C - I would love to see the tub.  Hope you can post the picture.

I'm going to the Ilyinsky lecture and I also was able to get a ticket for Massie as well.  There are additional events through May that are Russian themed.

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Re: The Alexander Palace at the Newark Museum
« Reply #78 on: February 04, 2005, 11:33:22 PM »
I was able to attend the exhibit at Newerk with my best friend the day Massie was there, but was heartbroken to find out that the lecture was sold out! I had my book ready for him to sign and everything! The exhibit was wonderful, nonetheless. We walked through twice just to take it all in. It was unbelievable! The things that stand out most in my memory are the photo albums and negative holders, gowns and uniforms, and little notes written in pencil that were passed between Tatiana and Olga at the dinner table. How precious!

I must say I felt quite selfish and territorial while walking through the exhibit. I kept wanting all of the other masses of people to just dissapear so that I could have some time alone with the Imperial family. I don't know if anyone else felt this way. I like to have my space and lots of time to study each object carefully. Unfortunately, I was unable to do this at the Newark exhibit. However, I am very grateful that I had a chance to go and see those precious items in person for the first time, and being so young in my years (17) compared to many others who were seeing the items the first time as well. It was definitely a worthwhile experience and a great start for many more Romanov exhibition experiences to come!
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Re: The Alexander Palace at the Newark Museum
« Reply #79 on: February 07, 2005, 05:26:13 PM »
I was under the impression that Michael Romanoff Ilyinsky was the son of Paul R. Ilyinsky, who was the son of Grand Duke Dmitry and Audrey Embrey.  

I'm still looking for that bathtub pic! ;D
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Re: The Alexander Palace at the Newark Museum
« Reply #80 on: February 07, 2005, 05:33:50 PM »
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I have often read how the Tsar's bathtub in the Alexander Palace was quite huge and more like a small indoor swimming pool than a bathtub. So I was very pleased to actually see a picture of it in the Nicholas & Alexandra exhibition catalog (pg. 17). I had never seen the actual tub before, just pictures of the bathroom.

From what the picture shows, it certainly looks rather deep. The book says that the swimming bath held almost 5,000 gallons of water! I was wondering if what the picture shows is the full extent of the bathtub, or did it continue off to the right outside the range of the picture? Also, does anyone know how deep this pool was? It was certainly big and deep enough for Nicholas to "paddle about" and swim in it, as he wrote in his diary, and for Anastasia to jump down onto it from the side platform. It must have been quite remarkable to bathe in this - no wonder it was a treat for the children!



Ok, I may have made a mistake.  I must have seen the picture Sarai is referring to in the catalog, rather than at the exhibition, and I didn't buy the catalog :'(

If anyone has a copy of the catalog from the Nicholas & Alexandra exhibition, could you scan the bathtub picture and post it?
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Re: The Alexander Palace at the Newark Museum
« Reply #81 on: February 07, 2005, 08:00:49 PM »
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Laura, he is the guy who wrote the book A Russian Winter.



Thanks Helen  ;)

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Re: The Alexander Palace at the Newark Museum
« Reply #82 on: February 07, 2005, 09:59:15 PM »
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I was under the impression that Michael Romanoff Ilyinsky was the son of Paul R. Ilyinsky, who was the son of Grand Duke Dmitry and Audrey Embrey.  
I think he is, but he is also the guy who wrote the book A Russian Winter...  :)

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Re: The Alexander Palace at the Newark Museum
« Reply #83 on: February 27, 2005, 11:13:42 AM »
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Ok, I read about this.. who is this guy?
*feels like a total dumbass*


Ok.. I think there is some clarification that needs to be addressed here.

I have received a PM about my language and meaning of this post. Let me explain.

Meaning: When someone put a * in front of something like " *Hugs*" or "*Feels Hungry*" It is referring to ones self. When I put *feels like a total dumbass* I ment that I felt like a dumb-ass for not knowing who this Michael Romanoff Ilyinsky was.  So I was not calling Michael Romanoff Ilyinsky a dumb-ass in any means.

Language: Ok, I understand that word I used above may be offensive to some, so I have since changed it to:

*feels like a silly for not knowing who he is*

If this is still a problem let me know...

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Re: The Alexander Palace at the Newark Museum
« Reply #84 on: February 27, 2005, 11:24:31 AM »
How silly. The term refers to a common beast of burden. Not anyone's anatomy !
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Re: The Alexander Palace at the Newark Museum
« Reply #85 on: February 28, 2005, 11:28:14 AM »
Lmao.. Thanks Rob  ;)