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Current Photos of Arsenal in Alexander Park
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Re: Current Photos of Arsenal in Alexander Park
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2005, 12:13:38 PM »
Scott, these are awesome photos of the Arsenal!

Here is my mediocre one taken a few weeks before yours (end of August):


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Re: Current Photos of Arsenal in Alexander Park
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2005, 12:16:51 PM »
Thanks Helen.  It looks like you have some problem with your camera causing the photos to be blurred.

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Re: Current Photos of Arsenal in Alexander Park
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2005, 12:21:17 PM »
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Thanks Helen.  It looks like you have some problem with your camera causing the photos to be blurred.



Sadly, the problem was that my digital camera broke after the first week I was there, and no one could fix it in Russia! So I had to buy a cheapo regular camera and then digitize the photos when I got back. You can't compare these to digital photos of course, and I was so mad about this! But it was better than no photos.

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Re: Current Photos of Arsenal in Alexander Park
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2005, 02:48:35 PM »
Oh Scott, these are truly marvelous photos!  I simply adore the inside looking out shot in the tower.....the drainage ditch or the great stones of the steps, one would be my favorite.  I adore the ceiling photo with just enough of the "glories" left to be able to imagine how it looked a hundred years ago.

Years ago one of my favorite things was going thru old fabulous buildings (closed up of course) to photograph what you have done here.  I fell thru a couple of floors into the basements....hope you haven't!

I really appreciate your photographs and sharing them with us.

..Arleen


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Re: Current Photos of Arsenal in Alexander Park
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2005, 02:53:04 PM »
Yes Scott, Arleen and Helen have said it all - these photographs are stunning.   Thank you.

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Re: Current Photos of Arsenal in Alexander Park
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2005, 12:52:29 PM »
Pardon my ignorance but can anyone tell me when the Arsenal was built, for whom, and the history of the building (s).  I seem to remember the Emperor N I was connected to it, but have forgot.  Thank you.  

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Re: Current Photos of Arsenal in Alexander Park
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2005, 08:39:54 PM »
im kind of confussed... what is the arsenal?

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Re: Current Photos of Arsenal in Alexander Park
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2005, 10:35:57 AM »
Sorry it took a while to answer this-, however, the Arsenal was built in the early 19th century to replace another pleasure pavillion- [Monbijou, perhaps ?]. In any case it was used to house Nicholas Ist military collections. [and subsquent Emperors added their own  apparently].
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Re: Current Photos of Arsenal in Alexander Park
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2005, 01:53:15 PM »
Robert - what a fantastic aerial photograph.   Was that taken the day the hot balloons were at Tsarskoe Selo?

The Arsenal was designed by Adam Menelaws.  It stands at the very heart of the Alexander Park, earlier site of Mon Bijou.  

Much of Nicholas I's superb armoury (much of it Persian of origin) is now in the Catherine Palace.   There have been discussions, for a few years, of restoring the Arsenal and combining the armour and weapons currently in the Hermitage Museum with those from the Catherine Palace.

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Re: Current Photos of Arsenal in Alexander Park
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2008, 02:55:42 PM »
http://pushkin-history.info/fotoalbom-2/4875.html

План и название залов павильона Арсенал (Царскосельского музея).
The plan and the name of halls of pavilion the Arsenal  (A Tzarskoselsk's museum).
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Re: Current Photos of Arsenal in Alexander Park
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2008, 09:59:20 AM »
http://pushkin-history.info/fotoalbom-2/6820.html

Добрался летом и до Арсенала фото первого этажа, потом подвал и второй этаж ...
The cellar and the second floor has reached in the summer and the Arsenal of a photo of a ground floor, then...
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Re: Current Photos of Arsenal in Alexander Park
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2008, 10:33:40 AM »
http://pushkin-history.info/fotoalbom-2/6822.html

Ничего примечательного, но это подвал павильона Арсенал. Довольно сухой хотя были проливные дожди.
Anything remarkable, but it is a cellar of pavilion the Arsenal. Enough though torrential rains were dry.
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Re: Current Photos of Arsenal in Alexander Park
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2008, 01:17:48 PM »
http://pushkin-history.info/fotoalbom-2/6821.html

Вот фото комнат 2-го этажа павильона Арсенал, печальное зрелище ...
Here a photo of rooms of 2-nd floor of pavilion the Arsenal, a sad show...
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