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Offline gleb

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Re: Buckingham palace
« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2006, 01:40:38 PM »
can you tell me the author, the year and the publisher.

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Re: Buckingham palace
« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2006, 10:25:59 PM »
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There is a ground floor plan of Buckingham Palace available online at http://www.palacevirtualtours.com/bptour/. The tour that the floorplan is part of is also available for purchase and contains zoomable versions of the ground and principal floors.

...Stefan

Have you bought it?

Can you tell us something?

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My company produces the virtual tour so I can comment in a biased fashion. :)
The plans are exceptionally detailed you can zoom in and see the names and size of each room, including the private apartments. It is the only plan with this level of detail that I am aware of.

If you have any further questions, please let me know.

...Stefan

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Re: Buckingham palace
« Reply #17 on: July 09, 2006, 01:24:39 PM »
I wanted to ask has anyone ever visted the palace and are u aloud to take pictures? and i also wanted to know if anyone has any pictures of the grand staircase at the palace or any other state rooms.

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Re: Buckingham palace
« Reply #18 on: July 10, 2006, 02:17:16 PM »
You are not allowed to take pictures of the state rooms - you have to buy the guide book in order to have pictures of these rooms but it is my belief that you are allowed to take pictures of the areas of the gardens which you are allowed in.

The Forecourt

The Garden Facade

Ariel View

The Enterance Hall

The Green Drawingroom

The Throne Room

The White Drawingroom

The Music room

The Picture Gallery

The East Gallery (under Picture Gallery)

The State Staircase

The Guard Room

The Bow Room

The State Dinning room

The Blue Drawing Room

The Chinese Drawingroom

The Balcony Room

Ballroom Corridor

Ballroom
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Re: Buckingham palace
« Reply #19 on: July 29, 2006, 11:33:09 AM »
Wow! It is a beautiful building! I went past it one evening during a school trip to London last year (although I didn't really see it because I was sitting backwards in a black cab taxi and couldn't get a good view)

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Re: Buckingham palace
« Reply #20 on: September 18, 2006, 01:57:23 PM »
I found this ground floor plan in a book, maybe it can of some interest for you, even if it is a bit old.
As you can see the new ballroom is still missing (on the left)


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Re: Buckingham palace
« Reply #21 on: September 18, 2006, 02:00:23 PM »
I tried to draw the first floor, with the infos in my possession. Every suggestion is welcome.


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« Reply #22 on: September 18, 2006, 04:13:30 PM »
Wow, thanks Gleb, I'v been hunting for something like that forever.  Of course, I might have to buy the software from Stefan to get this, but if anyone has labeled rooms for free (sorry Stefan, but times are tough!) I'd appreciate it!!!!


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Re: Buckingham palace
« Reply #23 on: September 18, 2006, 04:35:53 PM »
The floor plan is fascinating, but it raises, for me, an interesting question.    Given that, on formal occasions, the family and guests alight from their carriages at the porte cochere, it is a considerable journey to walk from there all the way back to the palace balcony as they do after weddings, trooping of the colour and etc.   Does anyone have an idea of the route taken?

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Re: Buckingham palace
« Reply #24 on: September 19, 2006, 10:55:30 AM »
Wow, thanks Gleb, I'v been hunting for something like that forever.

First of all I want to make clear that this plan shows the Royal app. as it was in QV's time, and now it is a bit different becouse it was altered by KE VII and QA. For example the Queen's bedroom was enlarged as you can see in many books, and as you can see (even nowadays) by looking at the northern facade of the Palace two bathrooms were added.

If you are looking for a labeled plan of the palace I can suggest you the book "Dinner at Buckingham Palace by Oliver,I mean it is just a scheme but it useful, to my opinion.



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Re: Buckingham palace
« Reply #25 on: September 19, 2006, 11:02:12 AM »
Of course, I might have to buy the software from Stefan to get this, but if anyone has labeled rooms for free (sorry Stefan, but times are tough!) I'd appreciate it!!!!

You are right it is so very expansive, I wanted to buy it but then I gave up and decided to draw it myself, using my informations.

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Re: Buckingham palace
« Reply #26 on: September 19, 2006, 11:13:38 AM »
The floor plan is fascinating, but it raises, for me, an interesting question.    Given that, on formal occasions, the family and guests alight from their carriages at the porte cochere, it is a considerable journey to walk from there all the way back to the palace balcony as they do after weddings, trooping of the colour and etc.   Does anyone have an idea of the route taken?

tsaria 

There are two possibilities:


First: guests use the Princes stairs which is near the Chinese Luncheon room, or the Equerry staircase which is near the Yellow drawing room at the end of the household corridor.

Second: they use the main staircase and then they reach the Balcony room using the household corridor and a part of the Principal corridor.

Anyway in Burrel's book he writes that guests passed near him, and he was in the Queen's study or near that room ( I don't remember), so they must have used the so called King's corridor which is along the Royal app.
I hope it helps.

These are just  conjectures of mine, but they are very likely.

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Re: Buckingham palace
« Reply #27 on: September 19, 2006, 11:33:21 AM »
Thanks Gleb.   Whatever - it was a very long walk especially for someone encumbered with crown and robes or a wedding dress with a 25 foot long train + veil etc!

tsaria

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Re: Buckingham palace
« Reply #28 on: September 22, 2006, 09:54:47 AM »
I think Buck'am first floor plan belongs to the Victorian age, Gleb can you tell me something more about it ?

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Re: Buckingham palace
« Reply #29 on: September 29, 2006, 01:37:46 PM »
I think Buck'am first floor plan belongs to the Victorian age, Gleb can you tell me something more about it ?

As I said in a previous post it shows how it was at the time of QV.