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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #135 on: July 01, 2007, 04:49:32 AM »

the Tapestry "Sitting Room"
btw, can anyone tell me what that thing is in the background (a bit in from the left side of the image)
that looks rather like the headboard to a bed?    i just can't see this room being a bedroom!  lol

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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #136 on: July 01, 2007, 06:37:08 AM »


the Tapestry "Sitting Room"
btw, can anyone tell me what that thing is in the background (a bit in from the left side of the image)
that looks rather like the headboard to a bed?    i just can't see this room being a bedroom!  lol

That's not a headboard  :), more likely a fire-screen or just a screen.
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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #137 on: July 09, 2007, 08:10:13 PM »


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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #138 on: July 10, 2007, 10:37:07 PM »
There is a small picture of two borzois on a summer verandah with a table set for tea that is located in the same room as the wonderful Serov portrait of Felix Sr. on horseback in the picture galleries.

Does anyone have an idea of the artist of the verandah scene or if it was a depiction of Yussupov life in the country? I bought a small print of the that picture in the palace gift shop and would love to know more about it if that is possible.

The main staircase of this palace was used as a location in the Alan Rickman film RASPUTIN that also starred Ian McKellan and Greta Sacchi.

Felix's "bachelor" rooms in the cellar are reached by a steep and narrow stair and gave me claustrophobia. The door Rasputin used to reach what was then a courtyard now opens onto a bare patch facing the street with no trace of the courtyard remaining.


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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #139 on: July 11, 2007, 05:52:22 AM »
The palace was also used as a location in the Danielle Steele movie "ZOYA".

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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #140 on: July 11, 2007, 08:32:35 AM »
It's a rather wonderful palace. Much of its contents before the revolution are now in museums. I was there in January. The theatre is delightful and largely undisturbed. Most of the paintings that appear to be famous are copies. It's still worth a visit.

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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #141 on: July 11, 2007, 12:32:36 PM »
It's a rather wonderful palace. Much of its contents before the revolution are now in museums. I was there in January. The theatre is delightful and largely undisturbed. Most of the paintings that appear to be famous are copies. It's still worth a visit.
Over 45,000 objects were deemed worthy enough to be forwarded to museums in 1924!!!!!!!!!.

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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #142 on: July 12, 2007, 06:14:54 AM »
Well I guess there they could be more appreciated by a great many rather than just a few.


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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #144 on: September 22, 2007, 08:41:07 PM »
Beautiful pics, thanks for sharing! I love hearing about other peoples' trips to Russia!


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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #146 on: September 23, 2007, 10:05:00 PM »
Yes the Moika Palace was interesting. I did find though it felt like a Museum. So many of its treasures were elsewhere and reproductions on the walls. It seemed very much to be a building without a purpose even in all its vanquished splendour. 

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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #147 on: November 01, 2007, 07:15:32 PM »
Felix in the Moika palace, I can't precisely date the shot (around 1914-1916)  ...



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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #148 on: November 01, 2007, 07:50:29 PM »
Hi Vassia,

Where did you scan the 3rd photograph of the Yusupov courtyard from please?

Although the image itself is common, it is the quality of this print which interests me immensely.

Could you please send me just a scan of that 3rd photo please via PM?

Thanks for your help,

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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #149 on: November 01, 2007, 10:05:45 PM »
It's worth noting Queen Elizabeth II held a reception in the Moika Palace during her State Visit to Russia.