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Offline Dimitri

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The English Palace
« on: April 22, 2006, 05:07:50 AM »
Does any one have the history and interior and exterior pics of the guest house at Peterhof? TRhere used to be some on the board but i cant find them now. Thanks
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Re: The English Palace
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2008, 11:50:08 AM »
It is so wonderful to hear that the Lower Palace at Peterhof is going to be restored. Does anyone know if there are plans to restore the English Palace as well?  My understanding is that there is nothing but foundations left.

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Re: The English Palace
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2008, 07:45:14 AM »
The English Palace simply disappeared during the siege and nothing was found but rubble. It has been cleaned up and conserved but there has not so far been any attempt to recreate it. Per the book Saving the Tsars' Palaces.

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Re: The English Palace
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2008, 09:08:50 AM »
I made a page of pictures and plans of the English Palace in my Blog at:

http://www.alexanderpalace.org/palace/blog.html

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Re: The English Palace
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2008, 02:00:57 PM »
Bob,

Just wanted to say, GREAT BLOG!!!

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Re: The English Palace
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2008, 02:02:55 PM »
Amazing!!

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Re: The English Palace
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2008, 03:28:16 PM »

Bob,

Thanks for the wonderful blog on the English Palace.  I've never seen interior photos before and it truly was one of Quarenghi's masterpieces.  I know everyone here is a big fan of the AP as it was when Nicholas and Alexandra lived there, but I wish Quarenghi's original interiors had been completed as planned.  It is a real treat to get to see what a masterpiece the English Palace was.

Good luck on your book!