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Re: Floorplans of the Alexander Palace
« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2005, 10:53:35 PM »
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The tunnel  entrance appears to  be under the Empress' Formal Reception Room.

Yes, this is what someone in the palace told me, that the tunnel ran to Alexandra's room where the family often ate, so it was convenient to bring the food in from the kitchen. I understand that this tunnel was added to the AP after Nicholas and Alexandra moved in and made the left wing their home.

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Re: Floorplans of the Alexander Palace
« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2005, 12:48:17 PM »
The second floor.


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Re: Floorplans of the Alexander Palace
« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2005, 01:42:44 PM »
Vladimir,
Thank you so much.  This is a plan that I have been waiting for years to see!  
You are truly generous to share this with those of us who love the Alexander Palace and want to learn more and more about it.
This will add to my knowledge, but I know I will now want to know how all the rooms on the Right Wing Second floor were used.
Thanks to Bob and the AP main site, we know quite abit about the Children's wing.
I can't wait to see Brian's reaction!
Thanks again.
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Re: Floorplans of the Alexander Palace
« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2005, 01:45:33 PM »
Yes, thank you, Vladimir. Do you know if it still is possible to get this book? I am assuming it's now out of print...

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Re: Floorplans of the Alexander Palace
« Reply #19 on: October 11, 2005, 03:27:10 PM »
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The second floor.





again, i feel i must say:   WOW.



my jaw literally dropped when i saw the plan for the 2nd floor.    


seriously.

a mere "thank you, so much" just doesn't seem quite enough.


i don't know if you realize it, vladimir, but many of us here have been struggling with the finer-points of begging, in what was, up to now, a futile attempt to get these kinds of plans posted.    those who have them, seem/ed unwilling to share them.    you have managed, in two fell-swoops, to out-class them all.    it may not seem like a big deal to you, but to those of us who have been asking & pleading for a very long time to see plans like these, your posts are beyond marvelous.    

you have made not only my day, but my week!!


given the glorious detail these plans show, i would welcome the opportunity to see what interesting but, as yet, unseen, things the ground floor plan might show...(if you don't mind me being presumptuous by asking if you could post it?)    are any other buildings included?   or is it focused on the Aleksandr palace alone?


just let me say, once again, you have made many people very, VERY,
VERY happy!!    


Thank You, SO Much!
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peacefully in my sleep; not screaming & in terror,
like the passengers in his car."

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Re: Floorplans of the Alexander Palace
« Reply #20 on: October 11, 2005, 04:15:54 PM »
Someone asked about the "Glass Roofed Upper Corridor"

I think you can find it by looking at the Plan of the Second Floor.

Find the Semi-Circular Hall in the top middle of the plan.  Look to the lower left corner and you see two rooms that have a "no Window" corridor that surrounds them.  This is, I believe the "dark upper corridor" that is written about.

I see that Brian was his usual calm  'low key' self when he saw the  plan of the 2nd. floor.  :)
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Re: Floorplans of the Alexander Palace
« Reply #21 on: October 11, 2005, 07:39:28 PM »
Vladimir, you are so wonderful for sharing these plans with us!!!  I appreciate it more than you will ever know.  Like Brian said this has been such a long time in coming.....maybe we don't beg to good!

The book must be a miracle of information.  It really surprised me that the Commies would even publish such a marvel in the 1920's seeing the abuse the AP was experiencing by then.  

Would there be any unusual pictures that you could share with us?  Wouldn't it be wonderful if someone would reprint it

Thanks again,
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Re: Floorplans of the Alexander Palace
« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2005, 06:03:36 AM »
Douglas,
I am confused as to what room you are referring to as the "Music Room."  On the floorplans listed on the Palace Main menu of this site, no room in either N&A rooms or the Parade rooms is referred to as a Music Room.  Could you clarify using the numbers on the AP floorplans?
Thanks.
Bob G

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Re: Floorplans of the Alexander Palace
« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2005, 08:41:37 AM »
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Douglas,
I am confused as to what room you are referring to as the "Music Room."  On the floorplans listed on the Palace Main menu of this site, no room in either N&A rooms or the Parade rooms is referred to as a Music Room.  Could you clarify using the numbers on the AP floorplans?
Thanks.
Bob G


The Music Room was on the children's floor and therefore not part of either N&A's rooms or the Parade Rooms.

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Re: Floorplans of the Alexander Palace
« Reply #24 on: October 12, 2005, 08:50:37 AM »
Could you identify what room on the second floor plan that Vladimir posted is considered "The Music Room."
I have looked at my old information including the plan and rooms of the Children's floor from the AP site many years ago, and there is no room identified as the "Music Room"
Thanks.
Bob G

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Re: Floorplans of the Alexander Palace
« Reply #25 on: October 12, 2005, 11:42:01 AM »
Sorry for the error.  Sometimes I think I am still back at Buckingham Palace in London.

The room I  refer to is called the Semi-Circular Hall in the Alexander Palace..  

On the Plan of the Second floor at the center top of the plan you can see that the 'upper part ' of the Hall is shown.

The Semi-Circular Hall or room is two stories in height.

The architect chose not to add a few interior windows along the 2nd floor hallway.  If he had,  this would have given at least some light coming up from the Semi-Circular Hall and into that hallway.

The  other four 'Parade Rooms' are also two stories in height and are shown on the 2nd Floor Plan.  .
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Re: Floorplans of the Alexander Palace
« Reply #26 on: October 12, 2005, 01:08:31 PM »
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Could you identify what room on the second floor plan that Vladimir posted is considered "The Music Room."
I have looked at my old information including the plan and rooms of the Children's floor from the AP site many years ago, and there is no room identified as the "Music Room"
Thanks.
Bob G


I am not sure of the exact location of the Music Room since I've never seen a good floorplan like the one above before, but I'm pretty sure it's either #36 or #37. There was a series of maid's rooms across from the children's rooms, so that took up much of the right side of the wing.
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Re: Floorplans of the Alexander Palace
« Reply #27 on: October 12, 2005, 04:35:18 PM »
I think the music Room is above the New Study since I remember reading somewhere that Nicholas could hear the children practicing above him

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Re: Floorplans of the Alexander Palace
« Reply #28 on: October 12, 2005, 04:39:24 PM »
Just curious but is there a key to what teh rooms were used for I notice they are numbered????????????

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Re: Floorplans of the Alexander Palace
« Reply #29 on: October 12, 2005, 05:58:42 PM »
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I think the music Room is above the New Study since I remember reading somewhere that Nicholas could hear the children practicing above him


If the Music Room was above the New Study, then my guess wouldn't be far off. That would make it at #33/34. However, if my guess if right and it's either #36 or #37, then it would be above the Tsar's Work Study or the Tsar's Reception Room, two rooms he would have undoubtedly used frequently.  Here's a labeled floorplan of the first floor for comparison.

http://www.alexanderpalace.com/palace/imperialmap.html

The problem londo is that there is no key. If there were, finding the Music Room or any other room wouldn't be a problem.
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