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Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
« Reply #90 on: December 16, 2009, 06:32:06 PM »
Thanks, Eric.  You wouldn't happen to know where they spent spring, autumn, and winter, would you?

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Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
« Reply #91 on: December 16, 2009, 09:26:08 PM »
I know since Peterhof was built as a Summer Palace, where the fountains opened (a spectacular site to behold). The Winter Palace was built for Winter time. All the other Palaces were used by different dynasties during different times.

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Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
« Reply #92 on: December 16, 2009, 10:16:25 PM »
Thanks again; much obliged. :)

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Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
« Reply #93 on: December 17, 2009, 10:41:48 AM »
You are welcome.

Did Alexandra get to stay in any of the palaces in Hesse? I know that the Schloss Fasenerie in Fulda have her things, but did she stayed there ?

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Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
« Reply #94 on: December 18, 2009, 01:12:48 AM »
You are welcome.

Did Alexandra get to stay in any of the palaces in Hesse? I know that the Schloss Fasenerie in Fulda have her things, but did she stayed there ?

Her things in that Schloss are the things from her dowry which got her widowed husband.

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Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
« Reply #95 on: December 18, 2009, 07:47:35 PM »
But she never stayed at the Schloss right ?

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Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
« Reply #96 on: December 18, 2009, 08:13:39 PM »
I don't think so.  As far as I know, she was never well enough to leave Russia after her marriage.

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Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
« Reply #97 on: December 19, 2009, 01:03:38 AM »
But she never stayed at the Schloss right ?

Right.

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Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
« Reply #98 on: December 19, 2009, 03:38:01 PM »
Poor thing. I read somewhere that her health has never been good.

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Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
« Reply #99 on: December 19, 2009, 04:45:12 PM »
Olga of Wurttemberg wrote in her memoirs that she and Alexandra were sick a lot when they were children; maybe that's what you're thinking of?

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Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
« Reply #100 on: December 22, 2009, 09:37:28 PM »
Yes. She did look a bit delicate even in her portraits.

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Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
« Reply #101 on: December 22, 2009, 10:17:39 PM »
Olga of Wurttemberg wrote in her memoirs that she and Alexandra were sick a lot when they were children; maybe that's what you're thinking of?
dru ...whats the name of the book?thank you

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Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
« Reply #102 on: December 22, 2009, 10:56:18 PM »
In English it's called The Golden Dream of My Youth.  If you read Russian, Violetta posted a link to it earlier in this thread. 

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Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
« Reply #103 on: December 23, 2009, 12:41:35 AM »
in english ..i searched but nothing comes out under the title THE GOLDEN DREAM OF YOUTH ...thank you

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Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
« Reply #104 on: December 23, 2009, 03:31:20 AM »
in english ..i searched but nothing comes out under the title THE GOLDEN DREAM OF YOUTH ...thank you

Actually the title is "Dream of Youth". In Russian "Son Yunosti".