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Offline Antonio_P.Caballer

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Tennis Court
« on: August 05, 2004, 10:42:22 PM »
Well, i was very interested in knowing where was the tennis court in Tsarskoe, after looking many photographs iīm quite sure it was in the courtyard inside the Feodorovsky Gorodok, just behind the building that housed the banqueting hall.

I hope you understand what i mean with the photographs:

Photo taken by Maria. Notice the wall and the part of the building with the red arrow.



In this painting from 1915 notice the same part of the building seen from outside the wall that surrounded the courtyard (Also see that several of the soldiers are carrying rackets) :



And finally this one i took last summer. It shows the place where the tennis court stood but from a slightly different point of view, more to the right, than the first photo. The wall is still there but itīs hardly noticeable because it has lost the white paint.

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Re: Tennis Court
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2004, 06:07:41 PM »
How interesting and what great photos! Once again, thank you so much, Antonio! Melissa K.

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Re: Tennis Court
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2004, 07:51:02 PM »
Antonio, if you weren't over 20, the word "wunderkind"
would apply. Your eye for detail is a blessing to us all.

Many thanks,

Sunny

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Re: Tennis Court
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2004, 08:19:27 PM »
Thanks so much Sunny :), but itīs no "wunder" at all. Itīs just that i was kind of obssesed to find it and wanted to share my opinion, for if anyone is interested on that kind of information.

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Re: Tennis Court
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2004, 05:08:39 AM »
Dear Antonio

Would I be correct in saying the area of ground roughly boundaried by the Gorodok, the White Tower, the former Imperial Garage and the pond to the front of the Alexander Palace, is the site of the tennis court?   Nowadays this is used by local children as a football pitch.   It seems to me this would be the only level - and sufficiently dry - land in the vicinity.  

From the point of view of the top of the Eissen Tower in the Feodorovsky Gorodok, it looked to me to be the spot.

tsaria

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Re: Tennis Court
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2004, 03:02:08 PM »
Dear Tsaria,

As seen in the old photograph i posted, the tennis court would be inside the Gorodok, slightly to the right of the place shown in the photo from last summer. I failed to take the photo from the same point of view, but i was there and can tell you it was the same place. Just notice the stone mouldings over the door with the red arrows.

Anyway, there was no tennis court in that field you told that is now used as a football pitch. Iīm posting a painting from 1916 in wich you can see there was no tennis court:

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Re: Tennis Court
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2004, 03:36:28 PM »
Dear Antiono

Many thanks

tsaria

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Re: Tennis Court
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2004, 10:06:04 AM »
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Hi Antonio,

Do you know who the artist(s) were of the Gorodok paintings c1915 and 1916? I am intrigued as there is a similarity of primitivism. The second painting is amazing for allowing us to see the color scheme of white and green of the Gorodok with the one building of pink/rose (?)! Do you know what that building was used for?

Many many thanks for sharing these incredible paintings!
Joanna


Hello Joanna,

The authors of all these paintings were G. Gorelov, L. Syrnev and M. Kirsanov. Some of these paintings were published in a book about the " Feodorovsky Gosudarev Sobor" in 1915 (a book, by the way, i hope i can find some day...).

The pink building(Pink Chamber) was the deaconsīhouse.

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Re: Tennis Court
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2005, 12:44:28 PM »
looks great to me

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Re: Tennis Court
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2005, 10:44:57 AM »
I believe this is the general area to which Antonio refers.  You can see the AP through the trees in the background.


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Re: Tennis Court
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2005, 12:03:52 PM »
Scott, your photographs are phenomenal.   What kind of camera do you use?

You can see a goal-post belonging to the football field to which I referred above.

tsaria

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« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2005, 04:25:26 PM »
I use all Nikon equipment - some digitial and some film.

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Re: Tennis Court
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2005, 04:59:54 PM »
Here are a few of my photos of the area, showing a slightly different view...




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Re: Tennis Court
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2006, 11:25:29 PM »
I have a question on the painting that Caballer posted. Are those Maria and Anastasia wearing white dresses?
Isn't learning fun?

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Re: Tennis Court
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2007, 09:33:33 PM »
I don't know why, but seeing the old and new comparison photos really make me  :'(