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Offline Jen_94

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Re: The Winter Palace in 1900
« Reply #60 on: August 18, 2012, 04:22:39 AM »
Hmmm...very interesting, thanks for that! I also found this about the Optical telegraph tower, with a clear photo:

http://streetroutes.blogspot.co.uk/2006_04_01_archive.html

It is possible it was styled to fit in with the architecture of the complex, yes. I'd would also like to know where that taller, thinner tower stood, it does look a little like its part of the main building, but maybe not?

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Re: The Winter Palace in 1900
« Reply #61 on: August 18, 2012, 06:13:04 AM »
I wonder what the chances were for error in relaying a message over 149 towers.  In my experience, a message cannot make it intact from one end of a conference table to another.

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Re: The Winter Palace in 1900
« Reply #62 on: December 19, 2012, 03:35:48 AM »
Sorry but I have not been on this site for some time.
Its not the small turret on the western end. Ths tower I am talking about it tall and slender with the dome on the top. It was not a tower for flying a flag and seems to be towards the other end of the Palace.
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Re: The Winter Palace in 1900
« Reply #63 on: December 19, 2012, 07:53:45 AM »
This may show the tower Alan is talking about.


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Re: The Winter Palace in 1900
« Reply #64 on: December 20, 2012, 06:08:54 AM »
Ahhh yes! Now I see the small tower. It does look ilek the one Alan is describing.

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Re: The Winter Palace in 1900
« Reply #65 on: December 22, 2012, 06:22:56 AM »
The tall tower in Bob G's picture is the same tower to which I was referring.
So its a telegraphic tower (and I don't mean the small squat tower)?
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Re: Winter Palace
« Reply #66 on: January 10, 2013, 04:20:10 AM »
If anyone is interested in old photographs of St Petersburg, (and Russia in general), I have found a wonderful site called Empire and Empathy.org. Some incredible photos of the Winter Palace, before the railing was removed. Also intertesting views of the side of the building where the Imperial Family apartments were. The little balcony off the corner room is there, also the radio tower and so many trees. Looked better then than now, I think.
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Did NAOTMAA Spend Much Time at the Winter Palace?
« Reply #67 on: January 21, 2013, 04:35:48 PM »
I know they were there for formal occasions, such as the declaration of war in 1914, but did they ever spend any extended periods of time there - ie, living there instead of Tsarskoe/Livadia/Spala/ etc? I've never come across any letters or anything indicating they were living there, just wondering what everyone else has uncovered in their research.
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Re: Winter Palace
« Reply #68 on: January 24, 2013, 02:43:39 AM »
I have an old photograph of the side of the palace where the garden used to be. The radio tower is in front of the cupola, and looks as if it was somewhere above the Rotunda, or near the small inner courtyard avove the dressing room and bathrooms.

The trees were very thick on that side of the building, however I was wondering if anyone knows where the garden door and steps were, leading into the garden. There must have been one. What room did it lead from ?
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Re: Winter Palace
« Reply #69 on: May 15, 2013, 10:27:55 PM »
I found these images in the Russian State Archives labeled as St Petersburg and the Winter Palace... Can anyone tell me if they are, in fact, in the Winter Palace? If so, anyone know which room? One of the photos was also labeled as the children's room. This album has several mistakes in labeling, so I wanted to double check.
http://anastasiatheimp.tumblr.com/post/50551998786

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Re: Winter Palace
« Reply #70 on: May 16, 2013, 10:53:34 PM »
The narrowness of the room in the last two photos appears to be the boudiour of Empress Alexandra in the Winter Palace.

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Re: Winter Palace
« Reply #71 on: May 17, 2013, 10:44:53 AM »
Wonderful! Thanks!

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Re: Winter Palace
« Reply #72 on: May 18, 2013, 01:09:40 PM »
I agree, I believe the frieze may still be there.