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Re: Restorations and renovations in St.Petersburg - news
« Reply #75 on: April 01, 2007, 05:12:18 PM »

A bird's view of Sheremetiev's family history:
http://www.taleon.ru/EN/taleonclub_en/ProjectImages/2112/32-40-0.pdf

The island of the dead,notifiaction on a restoration process:
http://www.taleon.ru/EN/taleonclub_ru/ProjectImages/2067/34-38-0.pdf

Rococo in  Russia
http://www.taleon.ru/EN/taleonclub_ru/ProjectImages/2030/36_42-0.pdf

I do not remember if I do always pot it,but probably evreybody would be bored by those posts so nobody will see if there is a pb or not!
http://www.taleon.ru/EN/taleonclub_ru/ProjectImages/2021/36_42-0.pdf

Preservation of the center
http://www.taleon.ru/EN/taleonclub_en/ProjectImages/1992/page_41_44-0.pdf

Jewelry in Russia
http://www.taleon.ru/EN/taleonclub_en/ProjectImages/1992/page_18_29-0.pdf

Return of a russian tiara at petersburg
http://www.taleon.ru/EN/taleonclub_en/ProjectImages/1992/page_46_47-0.pdf

Eliseev private theater
http://www.taleon.ru/EN/taleonclub_en/ProjectImages/1992/page_62_72-0.pdf

At last ,I've finished probably readers are as much as the end of their tether than I am !

Vassili
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Re: Restorations and renovations in St.Petersburg - news
« Reply #76 on: April 22, 2007, 03:07:08 PM »


This was in fact the Kremlin of Izmailovo,I send a shot of it in the previous pages  without knowing where it was.
http://www.lecourrierderussie.ru/fr/magazine/?artId=2269

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Re: Restorations and renovations in St.Petersburg - news
« Reply #77 on: April 23, 2007, 12:31:15 AM »
this is fake (in Izmailovo)

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Re: Restorations and renovations in St.Petersburg - news
« Reply #78 on: April 26, 2007, 09:53:07 AM »
Thanks Hikaru for the precision.

Some views of the project of new Marinsky theater that would be bring to life in a short time(works must have begun...)


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Re: Restorations and renovations in St.Petersburg - news
« Reply #79 on: May 07, 2007, 05:45:09 AM »
I haven't seen it before on the nostalgic glass website,however it is rather interesting...
http://nostalgicglass.org/display.php?pn=2#


Is this crypt well known by visitors in Petersburg?


"Pargolovo | Adolf’s Crypt, St. Peter and Paul Church
This was all once part of the Shuvalovs’ estate just north of St. Petersburg. At some point after the revolution, it was occupied by the Institute of High Frequency Studies, which turned the church into a laboratory. The Institute abandoned the lab in the late 80’s, leaving it to fall (rather quickly) into ruin. But in the 90’s it returned to church hands, and its members have since made considerable progress in restoring it. The interior, at least, is now completely finished; a wonderful, carved “gothic” iconostas was installed in August 2004. I can also add that one of the priests, Father Konstantin, is a remarkably pleasant person and even speaks good English. Adolf was the husband of one of the Shuvalov ladies."
Excerpt of the website I quoted.


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Re: Restorations and renovations in St.Petersburg - news
« Reply #80 on: May 27, 2007, 10:19:47 AM »
This is a detail however I always believe that the original colour of the walls of the forteress St Peter and Sy Paul was the stone accroding to the document it must be red...

Has a restoration of the walls being implemented those last years?

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Re: Restorations and renovations in St.Petersburg - news
« Reply #81 on: May 27, 2007, 07:29:37 PM »
I think the Passage in Petersburg must be presented,it is not as well-known as the Goum but as a real palace of capitalism it must rediscovered...
The site where the Passage sprawls had been devoted to trade since the city's foundation in the early 18th century. It had been occupied by various shops and warehouses (Little Gostiny Dvor, Schukin Dvor, Apraksin Dvor) until 1846, when Count Essen-Stenbock-Fermor acquired the grounds to build an elite shopping mall for the highest echelons of the Russian nobility and bourgeoisie.

The name came from a vast gallery between Nevsky Avenue and Italianskaya Street which provided the main passage through the mall. The gallery was covered over by an arching glass and steel roof, thus giving it a claim to being one of the world's first shopping malls, along with Burlington Arcade and Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

The three-storey building of the Passage opened its doors to consumers on May 9, 1848. It was one of the first structures in Russia to employ gas for lighting. Another innovation was an underground floor, where an electric station would be installed in 1900. Although the store specialized in jewellery, expensive clothes and other luxury goods, crowds of common people flocked to see the most fashionable shop of the Russian Empire. A fee of 50 kopecks had to be introduced in order to limit admissions.

Stenbock-Fermor conceived of the Passage as more than a mere shopping mall, but also as a cultural and social centre for the people of St Petersburg. The edifice contained coffee-houses, confectioneries, panorama installations, an anatomical museum, a wax museum, and even a small zoo, described by Dostoyevsky in his extravaganza "Crocodile, or Passage through the Passage". The concert hall became renowned as a setting for literary readings attended by the likes of Dostoevsky, Turgenev, and Taras Shevchenko.The old passage in 1848:

The passage in 1902(after renovation):






Today:




In 1897 the ownership of the Passage passed from Stenbock-Fermor's heirs to Princess Nadezhda Boryatinsky. A great fire in 1898 necessitated a major renovation, funded by the Crédit Lyonnais, a bank which leased a large portion of the store as its offices. In 1900, the building was revamped, with the addition of a further storey, and refaced in Radom sandstone. The new owner transformed the former concert hall into a theatre employing Vera Komissarzhevskaya as its artistic director. To draw even more consumers to the store, the Soleille, one of the largest cinemas in the Russian capital, was opened in the complex in 1908.

After the Russian Revolution of 1917 and the following several years of disorder, the store was reopened as the Passage Supermarket in 1922. It continued in this capacity until 1933, when the municipal authorities declared the Passage a "model department store", the only one in Leningrad (as the former St Petersburg was then known) and one of only three such stores in the Soviet Union. The renovated "palace of Soviet trade" (as the media touted it) opened in 1934 and offered about 30,000 types of goods, all manufactured in the USSR. The Children's World section became especially popular with the inhabitants of Leningrad.

The Passage remained a showcase of the Soviet industry until the onset of the World War II. During the Siege of Leningrad, the shop was closed but the majority of employees chose to remain day and night. The building's glass roof was subjected to intensive bombing, but amazingly the interior sustained little damage. The Passage was restored and reopened for business in 1947. Since 1961, this historic department store has been specializing in goods for women.


AS FOR THIS PIC,I'm not certain but I'm suppose it must the passage from the exterior ,on the Nevsky Prospekt:


The official website is only interesting for those who speaks russian(good news for tourists!)to my point of view, it is a pity that this page is not better deigned in such a way they could  better emphasize the monument that is the passage.http://www.passage.spb.ru/history.htm
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Re: Restorations and renovations in St.Petersburg - news
« Reply #82 on: May 27, 2007, 08:09:29 PM »
AS FOR THIS PIC,I'm not certain but I'm suppose it must the passage from the exterior ,on the Nevsky Prospekt:


This magnificent building is  not on Nevskii Prospekt Vassili but on one of the embankments. It is very familiar to me, and is located on Griboyedov embankment.

Your images are magnificent! Thank you very much for sharing.

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Re: Restorations and renovations in St.Petersburg - news
« Reply #83 on: May 27, 2007, 09:10:04 PM »
The building on Griboyedova 13, was constructed during 1888-1900 (architect was P. Suzor) for the Russian Mutual Credit Society, which was liquidated in the interests of nationalization after the soviets came to power.

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Re: Restorations and renovations in St.Petersburg - news
« Reply #84 on: May 28, 2007, 04:49:01 PM »
Margarita,

Thanks for your accurancy into Russia(I hope you understand my statement,once more my english is lacking)...

Do you have any pic of the exterior of the building givent the fact ,I've mistaken?

VASSILI


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Re: Restorations and renovations in St.Petersburg - news
« Reply #85 on: May 28, 2007, 07:59:55 PM »
Margarita,

Thanks for your accurancy into Russia(I hope you understand my statement,once more my english is lacking)...

Do you have any pic of the exterior of the building givent the fact ,I've mistaken?

VASSILI

You are welcome Vassili!

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Re: Restorations and renovations in St.Petersburg - news
« Reply #86 on: June 08, 2007, 06:47:59 PM »
I've found this shot of the well-known Iegorov bania before revolution...

Does it still exist?The interiors looks magnificients!Do some know what would have been  his use during revolution and his current use nowadays and  if it ceased his activities as a bania?Where was it situated in the town?

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Re: Restorations and renovations in St.Petersburg - news
« Reply #87 on: June 15, 2007, 03:07:33 PM »
I hope ,someone could help in my questions...

Taleon club has edited his new magazin!

2 interestings documents ,the first one on their restoration complex project
http://www.taleon.ru/EN/taleonclub_en/ProjectImages/2454/8-19.pdf

The second one on domestics in aristocrats Russia:
http://www.taleon.ru/EN/taleonclub_en/ProjectImages/2454/102-115.pdf

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Re: Restorations and renovations in St.Petersburg - news
« Reply #88 on: July 11, 2007, 03:55:29 AM »
According to the show organized in the new holland ,we may infer that the resconstruction of the whole building has been implemented,does someone of the forum have been there since the reopen?





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Re: Restorations and renovations in St.Petersburg - news
« Reply #89 on: July 11, 2007, 04:28:30 PM »
Vassili, I've spent the better part of two hours looking up all the sites you have posted and am amazed by all of the information that you find!  Your contribution to this forum is priceless!

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