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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #120 on: August 12, 2006, 05:32:30 PM »
FANTASTIC

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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #121 on: August 15, 2006, 06:00:58 AM »
Hello!

On album 332 there is a picture of a staircase to the princess room. I have been told that the orginal stairway was made from crystal. Does anyone know anything about that or is it just a fairytale?

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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #122 on: August 15, 2006, 10:17:19 AM »
Here is a photo of the Moika Palace circa early 1900's:
 



Below is a photo I took from exactly the same angle in 2004. Notice that the church in the background is now gone, replaced by a Soviet style building... everything else is more or less the same.


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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #123 on: August 16, 2006, 03:54:50 AM »
Remarkable photographs, Helen A.    It is almost possible to superimpose one upon the other with little difference.   Typically, the only real difference is the disappearance of the church in the mid-distance, to be replaced with what was KGB headquarters (the most feared building in St Petersburg - 'from the top you can see all the way to Siberia'), now the headquarters of the FSB.

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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #124 on: August 16, 2006, 08:53:55 AM »
... the only real difference is the disappearance of the church in the mid-distance, to be replaced with what was KGB headquarters...

Kind of ironic, isn't it?


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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #125 on: August 20, 2006, 10:47:21 AM »
A great pity the photographer didn't take pictures of the basemnt dining room shots into the room where R was murdered and the steps down from the side, together with the bay lounge area are imposssible to find.

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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #126 on: August 27, 2006, 09:35:40 AM »
Edwardcharles thank you too for the exquisite photos of the Moika Palace, and Helen A for the circa early 1900's photo and it's duplicate today.  Gosh I hope they rebuild that church some day.  Isn't it curious how modern that other building to the left looks.  Is that the back facade of the Admiralty building?  Moika Palace has a certain harmony of proportions that is quite pleasing.  I had only seen the theater and the Persian rooms so it was such a treat seeing those lovely photos and it looks so cared for and untouched. 

The thing I so adore about St. Petersburg are the rich italianate colors of the palaces.  When I see certain photographs of St. Petersburg I feel this sense of warmth and remember Dostoyevsky's wonderful description in "White Nights" of walking along the Embankment and how the houses seemed...

"to run forward in the streets to look out at me from every window, and almost to say: "Good-morning!  How do you do? I am quite well, thank God, and I am to have a new storey in May," or, "How are you?  I am being redecorated tommorrow"; or, "I was almost burnt down and had such a fright," and so on.  I have my favorites among them, some are dear friends; one of them intends to be treated by the architect this summer.  I shall go every day on purpose to see that the operation is not a failure.  God forbid!..." 

When I saw those lovely photos of the Moika's entrance hall and grand staircase I felt it calling out to me, "Do look at my lovely frock.  Can you believe that it is still so smart and quite as charming as when I first wore it!  Is it not remarkable, how unfaded this lovely gown is after all I have gone through?  I tell you it is a modern day miracle.  God be praised?" 

Oh dear, do forgive me Dostoyevsky, but once again thank you Edwardcharles.   

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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #127 on: August 27, 2006, 09:57:35 AM »
And then to remember that the owners of these beautiful rooms took them for granted and most liklely rushed through them each day without even noticing the beauty that surrounded them.

Visiting them must be akin (in a smaller way) to visiting the mansions in Newport, Rhode Island.  Newport was a late comer to building mansions, but the owners used these vast mansions as "summer homes" and only occupied them in July and August.

The "Breakers" summer home of the Vanderbilts was last used as residence in 1969.  I was there in 1975 and the beauty of it was staggering, but also the years of wear and tear had begin to show on the furnishings.  The structure itself was no longer strong and parts of it were closed to the public.

It is sad to see the beauty created for and by a family for their personal use now relegated to tourists.
 


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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #128 on: September 12, 2006, 01:12:58 PM »
Look at this website:

http://yusupov-palace.ru/

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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #129 on: March 01, 2007, 09:54:56 AM »
At the time of their magnificient(before revolution):the art gallery of the Youssoupov in the palace of the Moika,many of the art works that could be seen there are now detained in the Hermitage.


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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #130 on: May 07, 2007, 04:36:04 AM »
The winter garden of the Moika palace,watercolour of Vassili Savodnikov,painted in 1852

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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #131 on: May 27, 2007, 10:11:01 AM »
Moika palace from the quay...



A beautiful shot of the main stairvase(I'm not the author of that shot)
« Last Edit: May 27, 2009, 05:30:53 AM by Svetabel »

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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #132 on: June 16, 2007, 12:47:01 PM »
Everything hidden has been found. I was in Russia in January and wondered that myself. You can visit the Yussopov Palace and seeing it evening now you realise why the revolution took place. This family was so extremely wealthy and did little to ensure the regime continued. It was a fabulously weathly family. You can visit the cellar where Rasputin was murdered. The private theatre is truly a gem. Many of the former Yussopov art treasures are now in other museums in St.Petersburg and Moscow. Many of the paintings inside the Yussopov Palace are copies and not the originals.

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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #133 on: June 30, 2007, 04:03:50 AM »
Interiors of the palace on Moika as they were in 1853.



Main Bedroom of the Princess in the Main Rooms



Gothic Study



Main Staircase

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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #134 on: June 30, 2007, 04:28:20 AM »


Sitting room in the private appartments of the Princess



Tapestry Sitting room