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Re: Scandinavian royal residences
« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2006, 12:48:20 AM »
I heard that it is a close match between Buckingham Palace and the Swedish Royal Palace for the title of the World's Largest Occupied Palace. Both of them number in the 600-700 room range. This is substantially smaller than the Winter Palace which boasted about 1,300 rooms. And the numbers for the Spanish Royal Palace seem way too high.
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Re: Scandinavian royal residences
« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2007, 08:19:04 PM »
I ran a search for this palace, which is the official Swedish royal residence, and there aren't any threads for pictures/info about it. When we (my family and I) went to Sweden last month, we visited there so I have a lot of pictures. Unfortunately we arrived after it closed so if anybody's been inside and has information about it, please post! This is definitely worth a visit if you're in Stockholm, by the way, it's only an hour away by boat and the gardens alone are worth the trip.

Gothic tower:
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm003.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm004.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm005.jpg
Does anyone know the point of this building? We couldn't figure out how to walk up there so obviously didn't go.

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Re: Scandinavian royal residences
« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2007, 08:19:38 PM »
(the forum limits post size, so I divided the post up)

Random shots from the grounds, but not the gardens themselves:
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm006.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm180.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm181.jpg
^Is that some sort of pet graveyard? I had to stray off the path a little to find it, and I couldn't read what the headstones said, if anything. It reminded me a little of the photos of the pet graveyard at Tsarskoe Selo
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm182.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm199.jpg
^Does anyone know who lives there? Walking down the path, I met a woman with a friendly dog who seemed to be going to the house. She was very nice but I couldn't figure out who she was. I'm pretty sure the house IS within the Drottningholm park.
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm201.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm203.jpg

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Re: Scandinavian royal residences
« Reply #18 on: August 17, 2007, 08:20:00 PM »
The palace and gardens out back:
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm015.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm016.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm017.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm018.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm019.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm020.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm021.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm022.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm023.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm024.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm026.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm027.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm029.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm038.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm159.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm160.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm161.jpg
(in the last three, you can see the royal family's boat, I think)
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm162.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm164.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm189.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm167.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm169.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm174.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm175.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm176.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm190.jpg

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Re: Scandinavian royal residences
« Reply #19 on: August 17, 2007, 08:20:18 PM »
China House:
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm186.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm187.jpg
I don't know what the purpose of the China House is, but there was one in the park at Sans Souci in Potsdam as well. Does anyone know why they're built?

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Re: Scandinavian royal residences
« Reply #20 on: August 17, 2007, 10:43:25 PM »
Thank you for the pictures!

The Chinese pavillion(s) were fashionable in the 17th/18th century as trade with China started to blossom,almost every RF had these pavillions build,a caprice,and a "showcase" for the Chinese art that was aquired,used  to entertain guests.

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Re: Scandinavian royal residences
« Reply #21 on: August 18, 2007, 03:01:48 AM »
Precisely. Schloss Pillnitz, down river from Dresden is a whole summer palace of the former Saxon Royal House built in the "Chinese" style.

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Re: Scandinavian royal residences
« Reply #22 on: August 19, 2007, 12:53:32 PM »
Thanks! I bet these Chinese palaces/pavilions/houses (it was just called the China House in Drottningholm) are worth their own thread somewhere.

Does anyone know about the little graveyard?

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Re: Scandinavian royal residences
« Reply #23 on: August 24, 2007, 08:17:23 AM »
In Swedish it's called Kina Slott, it's like a mini palace and was a birthday gift to Queen Lovisa Ulrika in 1753. These were times when all the royal Europe were very fascinated with China and Chinese things. There's a recen't article about it in the Chinese press, you can read it here (in English): http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90782/90873/6233563.html - quite informative although not terribly well written.

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Re: Scandinavian royal residences
« Reply #24 on: September 11, 2007, 05:53:03 PM »

Gothic tower:
Does anyone know the point of this building? We couldn't figure out how to walk up there so obviously didn't go.

The tower was one of king Gustav III:s incomplete projects (due to his death). The tower was used as experimental station for optical telegraphic transmission.

http://www.sfv.se/cms/sfv/vara_fastigheter/sverige/ab_stockholms_lan/slott/drottningholms_slott/Gotiska_tornet.html
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Re: Scandinavian royal residences
« Reply #25 on: September 11, 2007, 07:06:46 PM »

Is that some sort of pet graveyard? I had to stray off the path a little to find it, and I couldn't read what the headstones said, if anything. It reminded me a little of the photos of the pet graveyard at Tsarskoe Selo

According to a friend of mine, it's not a graveyard for humans, its a graveyard for the royal pets.

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Does anyone know who lives there? Walking down the path, I met a woman with a friendly dog who seemed to be going to the house. She was very nice but I couldn't figure out who she was. I'm pretty sure the house IS within the Drottningholm park.

Most of the houses in the palace area are occupied with ordinary people/families. The house were this lady lives is called "Lilla Kina" - "Little China" probably compared to the chinese pavillion.
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Re: Scandinavian royal residences
« Reply #26 on: January 02, 2008, 11:24:19 AM »
According to a friend of mine, it's not a graveyard for humans, its a graveyard for the royal pets.

Thank you! We were all wondering about that.

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Most of the houses in the palace area are occupied with ordinary people/families. The house were this lady lives is called "Lilla Kina" - "Little China" probably compared to the chinese pavillion.

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« Reply #27 on: January 02, 2008, 02:47:12 PM »
I ran a search for this palace, which is the official Swedish royal residence, and there aren't any threads for pictures/info about it. When we (my family and I) went to Sweden last month, we visited there so I have a lot of pictures. Unfortunately we arrived after it closed so if anybody's been inside and has information about it, please post! This is definitely worth a visit if you're in Stockholm, by the way, it's only an hour away by boat and the gardens alone are worth the trip.

Gothic tower:
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm003.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm004.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm005.jpg
Does anyone know the point of this building? We couldn't figure out how to walk up there so obviously didn't go.
It looks like this is Kastellet on Kastellholmen in Stockholm and not Drottningholm Slottet.

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Re: Scandinavian royal residences
« Reply #28 on: February 19, 2008, 02:46:46 PM »
Can anyone please provide any information about Stora Parkudden, the former home of Prince Carl and Princess Ingeborg of Sweden?


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Re: Scandinavian royal residences
« Reply #29 on: May 10, 2008, 09:17:43 PM »
I ran a search for this palace, which is the official Swedish royal residence, and there aren't any threads for pictures/info about it. When we (my family and I) went to Sweden last month, we visited there so I have a lot of pictures. Unfortunately we arrived after it closed so if anybody's been inside and has information about it, please post! This is definitely worth a visit if you're in Stockholm, by the way, it's only an hour away by boat and the gardens alone are worth the trip.

Gothic tower:
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm003.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm004.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/other%20european%20royals/stockholm005.jpg
Does anyone know the point of this building? We couldn't figure out how to walk up there so obviously didn't go.
It looks like this is Kastellet on Kastellholmen in Stockholm and not Drottningholm Slottet.

Eric VdV


Check the link: http://www.sfv.se/cms/sfv/vara_fastigheter/sverige/ab_stockholms_lan/slott/drottningholms_slott/Gotiska_tornet.html In the link you can also look for kastellet. Because the pictures were taken at Drottningholm then Kastellet is out of question. But for sure they look similar in distance.
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