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Re: A Question Regarding The Alexander Park
« Reply #45 on: April 25, 2009, 10:25:40 PM »
In some of the photo's taken from the balcony, you can see a little bit of the garden below.  Does anyone know what the layout was of that left side garden?  Was the gate that is there now (to the left of the imperial entrance) original to Nicholas and Alexandra's time? 

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Re: A Question Regarding The Alexander Park
« Reply #46 on: July 12, 2009, 04:13:58 PM »
I did a forum search for the Orangeries or Greenhouses in the Alexander Park and came up with nothing.  Does anybody have any recent pics of the greenhouses?

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Re: A Question Regarding The Alexander Park
« Reply #48 on: March 13, 2010, 12:55:23 AM »
Thanks Nemo.  Do you have any information on my previous questions:  the garden next to Alexandra's Balcony(was gate there then?), and dang I forgot the other. Many thanks for the pictures and information.  Tracy

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Re: A Question Regarding The Alexander Park
« Reply #49 on: March 23, 2010, 10:42:39 AM »
За Александровским дворцом был собственный Его Величества сад фото
http://pushkin-history.info/component/option,com_datsogallery/Itemid,143/func,viewcategory/catid,491/
раньше сад имел не высокую ограду, как и садик её величества в Екатерининском парке.

Ворота стоящие сейчас около Александровского дворца, стандартые. Думаю это Чихачёвские, как самые близкие по установке рядом, фото
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Re: A Question Regarding The Alexander Park
« Reply #50 on: March 24, 2010, 02:28:07 AM »
Почему стандартные ворота? ... Вот фото ворот в Отдельном (Нижнем) парке.
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Re: A Question Regarding The Alexander Park
« Reply #51 on: March 13, 2011, 10:58:53 PM »
Hope this question is not a repeat, but I'm wondering about the garden that the IF made while imprisoned at AP?  Is that area (I believe between right side of palace and childrens island) accessible today and what does it look like now?  BTW, in the photos I never saw anything growing in the garden?

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Re: A Question Regarding The Alexander Park
« Reply #52 on: March 14, 2011, 01:05:54 PM »
I believe that that is because they were still planting the garden at the time those photos were taken. Today, the area is probably overgrown with grass and weeds; you probably wouldn't be able to tell that there had been a garden there if you didn't know before walking around the area.

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Re: A Question Regarding The Alexander Park
« Reply #53 on: March 14, 2011, 03:43:41 PM »
These are the only photos in my collection that appear to show vegetables growing in the kitchen garden:

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Re: A Question Regarding The Alexander Park
« Reply #54 on: March 16, 2011, 09:15:07 PM »
Wow, thanks, I've never seen those pics!

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Re: A Question Regarding The Alexander Park
« Reply #55 on: April 07, 2011, 06:41:17 PM »
The garden extended on the east side from the long vista (which led from the AP semi-circular hall through  the New Garden, etc.) to the south at the Krestovy Canal and from the west the path along the Children’s Island pond. It appears to extend to the north only up to the right wing of the AP. Did the locals reap the harvest in August 1917? It is more than probable that the custodians/workers of the AP continued the garden in 1918 and beyond to the early 1920s. The museum had opened in June 1918. The land had been tilled, food shortages were becoming desperate.

Alexandr Polovtsov in “Les trésors d'art en Russie sous le régime bolcheviste” wrote that in 1918 “…At Tsarskoe Selo, in August, when the nights were already dark and cold, the guardian of the Chinese Theatre, who had built a garden there in the open park, complained to me that he and his wife were sleeping in turns because every night others were coming to steal their apples and turnips, etc…”

The American Relief Administration (ARA) headed by Herbert Hoover were installed in the AP Kitchen building by 1921 until the relief ceased in the summer of 1923.

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Re: A Question Regarding The Alexander Park
« Reply #56 on: June 06, 2011, 06:06:57 PM »
I've never seen the pics posted above Joanna's post, either.  Wow!  They're so unposed, especially the photo on the left.  The Grand Duchess looks so natural and relaxed, while the guard looks stony.

It looks like a nice crop of cabbages in both photos.  Some of the leaves in the photo on the left look as though they're being eaten by bugs.

I've translated one of GD Olga's postcards posted elsewhere on this site.  She writes to a friend, "... Our kitchen garden flourishes..."

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Re: A Question Regarding The Alexander Park
« Reply #57 on: March 02, 2013, 10:36:43 AM »
Does anyone know if the two metal bridges over the channel have been restored,painted,repaired?  I am especially interested in the bridge where tatianna and nII were photographed while under guard. Also while looking at google earth, it looks like the paths around the semi circle balcony have been paved or something. Any new info of that or the area around the side of alexandra's balcony? thanks tracy

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Re: A Question Regarding The Alexander Park
« Reply #58 on: March 02, 2013, 04:05:49 PM »
Oh wow, I hadn't looked at the palace on Google Earth in a while. I'm curious what they're doing in the back of the palace and then around the left wing of the palace. You're right, it does look like a paved path. It would be nice to see ground level photos of what's going on back there.

As for those bridges, I thought for sure I'd seen photos of them restored but I can't find any in my Photobucket account. I do have one photo of a different bridge in the park that Alan took and it is restored, so I'd assume those other two are as well.

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Re: A Question Regarding The Alexander Park
« Reply #59 on: April 03, 2013, 11:40:24 PM »
Somewhere I think I have seen recent pics of the double metal bridges that are down the avenue from the semi circle balcony and they appear to be painted white.
I would like to kindly ask any of you lucky people that are visitors or local residents of the Alexander Palace to recreate a picture and pose where the tsar and alexie were as they were standing between the two bridges with the palace visible in the background. It seems the photographer was on the other side of the channel.  I am also longing to see a picture in the middle of the two alley paths that lead down to these bridges. There are lots of pics of the green area in the middle of the paths, but none of the paths between the trees.  Lastly, could someone try and take a pic of the tsars garden where the family was working on while under arrest, from the same angles of the well known photos? Maybe there could be a new thread of famous IF photo spots recreated to show before and now. I turn 50 this year and I am becoming more doubtful that I will ever make it to Tsarskoe Selo, so thanks to all on this board for my virtual visits.  Tracy