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Re: Children's Island
« Reply #120 on: March 06, 2011, 12:46:56 AM »
Is the building the play house? The three windows on the side makes me wonder...thanks



Yes, that does appear to be the Playhouse.  Evidently there used to be a wooden porch at the 'back door'.   Also, the chimney's were taller.

If wood is not repaired, replaced and repainted it tends to fall into disrepair over the years.  The porch probably fell off.

 It would be easy to replace it.

There also appears to be an enclosed privy behind the Playhouse.  Nature calls.
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Re: Children's Island
« Reply #121 on: March 07, 2011, 02:01:36 PM »
Annie, I've never seen that photo so large! I had never noticed the other little building back there, but Douglas is most likely right about what its purpose was.

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« Reply #122 on: March 07, 2011, 03:08:26 PM »
What is the year? Is it during captivity? And i can't tell if it's after the shave (if captivity) but i don't thnk so!
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Re: Children's Island
« Reply #123 on: March 07, 2011, 10:47:58 PM »
Douglas ,  the porch could have been broken up for fuel too at some point . Lord knows, but you are right. Uncared for wood falls victim to decay fairly quickly.  It makes sense they had an outhouse and it makes sense it wouldn't be there now. But it seems to have a steeple...was that for ventilation ?  EmmyLee ,that's my trusty old Mac, doing its enlargement thing. =) RHB, unfortunately the book didn't say what  year. But it could be during captivity....both girls look as they did then. Those are the outfits they appeared in in the bald chorus line garden photo...or very much like them...but they seem to have hair still .


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« Reply #124 on: March 08, 2011, 04:57:02 AM »
I would also like to know the exact year of that picture; many times I've seen it labeled as 1914-1915 and other times as 1917 during captivity.
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Re: Children's Island
« Reply #125 on: March 08, 2011, 09:15:18 AM »
There are two male figures on the island...( behind the sign post on the shore) ...guards? this suggests captivity ... In  AP captivity photos most of the time there is an ill dressed guard somewhere in the background....if not front and center . Captivity  is also suggested by  how mature the girls look here...particularly AN.  It's amazing the growth she achieved during the war. In 1914 she semed a child,  and in 1917, a young woman .   

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Re: Children's Island
« Reply #126 on: March 09, 2011, 10:37:01 AM »
I would also like to know the exact year of that picture; many times I've seen it labeled as 1914-1915 and other times as 1917 during captivity.

It was 1917 during captivity. They're also dressed the same as similar pictures taken at the time sitting around the park.
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Re: Children's Island
« Reply #127 on: March 09, 2011, 01:57:10 PM »
Thank you Holly! I just looked at the bench photo, you're right!  :)
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Re: Children's Island
« Reply #128 on: June 15, 2016, 05:10:13 PM »
A fascinating note:

Nicholas II kept rabbits on the children's island. In 1896 he paid from his personal account to "Alexander Palace footman to feed 30 rabbits belonging to His Majesty". The money was for bread, oats, cabbage and milk.

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Re: Children's Island
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Re: Children's Island
« Reply #130 on: June 09, 2017, 04:32:04 PM »
Thank you for the photos.

I would just add that the granite docks were not so much for boat mooring, but, rather, for a hand-operated ferry which could be pulled back and forth between the two docks from either side.

It appears in many photographs of the time.

http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/basilius3/69436460/138110/138110_900.jpg
http://а-парк.рф/slides/05/Paromnaya_pereprava_1910.jpg
http://statehistory.ru/books/Detskiy-mir-imperatorskikh-rezidentsiy--Byt-monarkhov-i-ikh-okruzhenie/i_065.jpg
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Re: Children's Island
« Reply #131 on: June 15, 2017, 11:15:37 AM »
I was trying to be succinct using the word boat to encompass many situations. Yes the dock was used to pull the ferry back and forth.

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Re: Children's Island
« Reply #132 on: June 22, 2017, 06:30:53 AM »
These pictures are so clear. Thanks so much for the update.