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Offline xirbis

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Livadia's floorpalns
« on: June 14, 2005, 09:37:49 PM »
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Anybody - please - any links to the Livadia Palace floorplans? It looks great in the pictures - ecpecialy the birds-eye-views. It is difficult to say without having seen the floorpalns (or having visited there) whether the Palace's layout is an extremely simple one or just the opposite -  the maze of inner courtyards, passages etc., a kind of Russian Alhambra. The pictures are confusing...only the actual floorpalns would be able to make it more or less clear.

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Re: Livadia's floorpalns
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2005, 10:15:10 AM »
I thought I had one somewhere - I will look...

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Re: Livadia's floorpalns
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2005, 11:05:27 AM »
  Mr Bob Atchison, it will really be great if you find it and share it with us.  I do hope you find it. Thank you.
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Re: Livadia's floorpalns
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2005, 02:30:26 PM »
I second that!  It would be wonderful to know what the inside of Livadia was like.
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We'll keep our fingers crossed that you will share them with us.
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Re: Livadia's floorpalns
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2005, 03:01:54 PM »
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I second that! It would be wonderful to know what the inside of Livadia was like.
Bob,
We'll keep our fingers crossed that you will share them with us.
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Bob - you might do a google search on Livadia - there area lot of pictures on the web of Lividia (and probably on the time machine site as well).

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Re: Livadia's floorpalns
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2005, 02:25:41 PM »
Mr. Bob Atchison, any luck finding the livadia palace floorplans? It would be nice to know how it was inside the palace during the last tsar's reign. (I'm sorry if I seem to be rather impatient :-[) Thank you.
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Re: Livadia's floorpalns
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2005, 05:04:14 PM »
Oooooooooh, it would be awesome to see the floorplans!

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Re: Livadia's floorpalns
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2005, 06:49:00 AM »
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I thought I had one somewhere - I will look...


Bob,
Any chance that you have found the floorplans?  
We would love to have you share them with us.
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Re: Livadia's floorpalns
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2006, 01:17:39 PM »
I have been waiting patiently to see if anyone would produce the Livadia Palace floorplans.
Any chance of getting one?
I tried to get the issue of Atlantis Monthly magazine that has an approximate draft of the floorplans, but they didn't answer and have now gone out of business.
I would dearly love to see these floorplans. Help, anyone!
Thanks (this is not meant to be a critical commentary) ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Livadia's floorpalns
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2006, 03:08:51 PM »
Does anyone have the floor plans of the Livadia Palace????  

On the website for Livadia there is a phone number but I do not speak Russian or I would have called it.

I have contacted several tour agents in the Ukrane but so far no luck.

I have searched  the web for months but no plans seem to be available.

Several people have said they do have a 'sketch' plan of the palace but so far no one has scanned  and posted.

I even contact Brian, plan master of Imperial Russia, but even he cannot find it so far.

Anyone else have any ideas??

Douglas
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Re: Livadia's floorpalns
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2006, 05:00:24 PM »
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II tried to get the issue of Atlantis Monthly magazine that has an approximate draft of the floorplans, but they didn't answer and have now gone out of business.

Have you tried getting Penny or Greg by email? Since the magazine's gone out of print, they don't check the Atlantis PO Box very often, but as of August, they did have some back issues available! (Sorry, I don't know which ones -- other than the FOTR special.)
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Re: Livadia's floorpalns
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2006, 02:47:32 PM »
Hello!
     I have never been in any forum, and I hope I'm doing it right!  I stumbled on this forum by accident, and was thrilled and fascinated!  I had no idea there were folks with the same interests and questions I have!  Anyhow, I have been trying to find the floor plans for the Livadia palace for years with no luck---also for Nicholas and Alexandra's New Palace at Alexandria Peterhof.  Also would be interested to find plans for the Cottage at Peterhof.  Maybe someone has some info, please?

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Re: Livadia's floorpalns
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2006, 11:45:47 AM »
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Hello!
Also would be interested to find plans for the Cottage at Peterhof. Maybe someone has some info, please?


Somebody posted it already somewhere in the Forum.
You just have to look for it. I am sorry but I don't remember where it was exactly.

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Re: Livadia's floorpalns
« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2006, 01:29:35 PM »





 Here is a copy of the information about the palace that was given to U. S, Army when Roosevelt visited the palace for his meeting with the Soviet premiere in 1944.


Livadia, the former summer palace of Tsar Nicholas II, is situated 1 miles from Yalta. The new, or large palace was finished in 1911. Most of the frescoes, panelling, carved doors, etc., were prepared in St. Petersburg. The palace grounds formerly belonged to Count Potocki who presented them to the Romanov family in the 19th century....

The first floor of the palace was used by Nicholas and his son, Alexai, for living quarters. The left wing, facing the sea, contained the Tsar?s study and bedroom. The President?s private dining room was formerly a billiard room. The large conference room was the ballroom-banquet hall. The Tsar had many bedrooms on the first floor and was wont to sleep in a different room every night, even at times changing his room during the night for fear of assassination....

The second floor was used principally by the Tsarina and her four daughters. General Marshall is occupying the Imperial bedroom and Admiral King the Tsarina?s boudoir. The private outside staircase is said to have been used by Rasputin. The large rooms on the left wing were used by the Tsarevnas (daughters) as classrooms. The second floor conference room was a private reception room of the Tsarina. The second floor dining room was a private sitting room used only by the Tsar?s family.

The architect of the palace, Krasnov, often had to give way to the whims of the Tsar to the detriment, so he thought, of the palace. To avenge himself, he used lion head caricatures of the Tsar as armrests on the two marble benches outside the main door. The similarity becomes striking when a cap is placed atop the lion?s head.

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Re: Livadia's floorpalns
« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2006, 07:34:44 PM »
Thank you for the information Douglas but I have a question. From the information above, Nicholas and Alexandra slept in separate bedrooms in Livadia? I thought they were a close couple because in the Alexander Palace, they slept in the same bedroom. :-? :-/
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