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Re: Exteriors of Alexander Palace
« Reply #45 on: April 16, 2007, 11:43:13 AM »
When I see these poor women toiling over the recreation of the balustrade, I could weep.   At least one third of these balusters have collapsed.    Not, of course, due to war or enemy incursion - rather sheer neglect.   The decay and destruction of the Alexander Palace is nothing less than a case of state vandalism.   The one million dollars, generously donated by a Russian oligarch, will barely cover the costs of the restoration of the balustrade.

The fireplace in pastpalacelife's last photograph is in the Mountain Hall.   It exists minus the embellishments.

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« Reply #46 on: April 16, 2007, 05:13:20 PM »
Hi Tsaria and friends...I  suspect the blaustrade was made of wood (actually a wood center piece that was covered with plaster).  This is a big mistake.  The shaped pieces should be made of a more durable material.

I would suggest they should be  made of cast resin (plastic product) or stone.  Even a type of cast waterproof  concrete would be better.   This is a decoration that should be made to last more than 100 years.

Trying to repairs things on the cheap costs you more in the long term.

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« Reply #47 on: April 18, 2007, 06:34:27 PM »
Pastpalacelife...thank you so much for posting the restoration photos.  They are wonderful and exactly the ones I had most wanted to see.  Keep them coming, please!

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« Reply #48 on: April 25, 2007, 02:58:11 AM »
The Palace on the side not lived in by Nicholas II and Alexandra Feodorovna is in a terrible state. It really needs urgent attention. Thankfully the winter of 2006/2007 was not a harsh one by Russian standards. I was there in January and very few tourists were in the Alexander Palace. I think it is left off the official tours list sadly like Gatchina. I hope something can be done to repair the exterior of the Palace urgently.

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