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Re: Pictures of the Interiors as they were
« Reply #75 on: April 20, 2008, 10:44:00 PM »
Thank you, Alexandre64, for the foregoing photos ("stills" from the film), which included the painting of the Emperor Alexander III.  I wonder where it is now?  It was also interesting to see again the multiple eggs and icons displayed.    Best regards,  AP.
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Re: Pictures of the Interiors as they were
« Reply #76 on: September 03, 2010, 08:21:09 AM »
The clutter !!!! Everyone has expressed an opinion about this, but I think that even in Alexandra's time all these interiors had become dated. She "did" them soon after her marriage, and rooms date after 20 years. Clutter was not that fashionable anymore. She certainly was not prone to any redecorating. She just left everything the way it was in 1895, but just added more stuff. I wonder what it would have looked like had she lived there till say 1930 ? 
Also I always notice how badly she hung ( hanged ) the pictures. The groupings are really very badly put together, not symetrical and not forming anything vaguely cohesive at all. Just banged up in any old way, all over the place. Even small items and pictures the same size have the wrong spacings between them.
Guess I am a pain in the butt about things like pictures on walls, but I think I would probably have been running around straightening things out if I was around then !
I like it much better since the renovation, clean and crisp and bright. I think that was the way it was supposed to have been originally, not cozied up.
       

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Re: Pictures of the Interiors as they were
« Reply #77 on: September 05, 2010, 04:06:59 PM »
The Empress was brought up by her grandmother Queen Victoria. Her rooms were just the same, full of photos etc. After the Prince Consort died, she had all the rooms photographed and everything had to remain in its exact place after the housework was done. Everything had to remain the same as it was during the Prince Consort's lifetime.

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Re: Pictures of the Interiors as they were
« Reply #78 on: February 26, 2011, 03:35:06 AM »

The Large Library:





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Re: Pictures of the Interiors as they were
« Reply #79 on: February 26, 2011, 03:38:03 AM »
group of visitors in the Billiard Hall:


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Re: Pictures of the Interiors as they were
« Reply #80 on: February 26, 2011, 03:43:15 AM »
Palace Chapel


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Re: Pictures of the Interiors as they were
« Reply #81 on: February 26, 2011, 10:57:38 AM »
Thank you, Alexandre! I'm not sure about the first photo of the large library, but I know I haven't seen the second.

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Re: Pictures of the Interiors as they were
« Reply #82 on: February 26, 2011, 11:33:56 AM »

anything, here is a picture of Maple Room taken from the balcony


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Re: Pictures of the Interiors as they were
« Reply #83 on: February 26, 2011, 12:36:54 PM »
Where are you getting these? If you have more, I would be thrilled!

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Re: Pictures of the Interiors as they were
« Reply #84 on: February 26, 2011, 01:40:27 PM »
Alexandre64> Your images are fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing.
I must ask, the last photo looks like a screencap from a documentary. I am on the right track? If so, may I ask the name of it?

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Re: Pictures of the Interiors as they were
« Reply #85 on: February 26, 2011, 02:50:51 PM »
they really come from a documentary, but I can not tell you the name

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Re: Pictures of the Interiors as they were
« Reply #86 on: February 27, 2011, 03:39:52 PM »
they really come from a documentary, but I can not tell you the name


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Re: Pictures of the Interiors as they were
« Reply #87 on: February 28, 2011, 07:36:12 AM »
Great pictures. I like the one taken from above looking down into the room.
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Re: Pictures of the Interiors as they were
« Reply #88 on: February 28, 2011, 08:27:32 AM »
It was a Russian program, and I found the photo on google

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Re: Pictures of the Interiors as they were
« Reply #89 on: February 28, 2011, 10:21:38 AM »
Thanks anyway Alexandre. If you do come across it though please let us know. I enjoy watching Russian programs just as much as English programs, and I am sure the rest of the board would be interested as well. When you were on google, did you just search under "maple room, Alexander palace"? : )