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Massandra in Crimea
« on: July 07, 2005, 02:34:09 PM »
Does anyone have more information about this villa? It would be nice if anybody can post pictures of it. In the book Camera and the Tsars, it said that Alexander III built it for his eldest son but nobody ever lived there. And that it's famous for it's wine and roses. I'll gladly appreciate any contribution about this topic. Thank you. :)
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Re: Massandra in Crimea
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2005, 03:13:23 PM »
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Does anyone have more information about this villa? It would be nice if anybody can post pictures of it. In the book Camera and the Tsars, it said that Alexander III built it for his eldest son but nobody ever lived there. And that it's famous for it's wine and roses. I'll gladly appreciate any contribution about this topic. Thank you. :)

Here's a picture of Massandra:

and a corresponding webpage:
http://massandra.russian-women.net/

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Re: Massandra in Crimea
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2005, 12:08:08 AM »
wow, its amazing looking....a very interesting looking palace
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Re: Massandra in Crimea
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2005, 02:46:56 PM »
Massandra wines were highly valued in the former USSR, especially their quality clones of Spanish and Portuguese fortified wines: Sherry, Port and Madeira. They still produce them, and just a week ago I've done a comparative degustation of two Madeira brands: an inexpensive but genuine brand purchased at a French supermarket, and a Massandra imitation brought from Kiev. One ought to be an expert (which I'm not) to taste the difference.

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Re: Massandra in Crimea
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2005, 10:42:18 PM »
I visited Massandra Palace in the summer of 2003, and took photos of nearly every room, as well as the exterior from all sides. It's a charming place, and I'll be happy to post my photos, but I have to figure out how, and find the time!
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Re: Massandra in Crimea
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2006, 01:16:55 AM »
Here are my pictures of Massandra Palace, from the summer of 2003.
This was the home of Dowager Empress Marie Feodorovna, and Stalin stayed here during the Yalta conference.

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Re: Massandra in Crimea
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2006, 05:22:05 AM »
Tatyana,
Thanks for sharing your great pictures.  It is interesting to see the interiors of palaces.  I am surprised at how small the rooms seem.  I guess it was built as a private country home -- and a somewhat Victorian one at that!

Seeing the pictures makes me want to see a floorplan to see how they go together.

Does anyone have plans of Massandra they could post?

Thanks.

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Re: Massandra in Crimea
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2006, 02:17:45 PM »
Just caught up with this thread. The interiors are lovely and rather than cavernous look tremendously livable. The aerial shots are not always as clear as I would like them, but they do show the generous amount of acerage devoted to plant material rather than cement structures . . . which is far more than I can say about our own Southern California coastline!

Massandra is obviously a worthy stop on any Crimean tour.