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Re: Alexander Palace interiors
« Reply #225 on: February 25, 2008, 03:53:32 PM »
http://pushkin-history.info/fotoalbom-2/16.html

Как вы думаете это Сиреневый кабинет?
How you think it the Lilac cabinet?

Yes, I think it could be. The wood trim around the door, the placement of the window, and the view into connecting rooms all appear seem consistent with this modern photo of the Mauve Room:





However, weren't the walls of the AP shifted for its use by the Russian Navy?

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Re: Alexander Palace interiors
« Reply #226 on: February 25, 2008, 04:17:31 PM »
A short history of the designation of the naval buildings in Pushkin c1952 from the original use/restoration of the Paley Palace and then in October 1952, the use of the left wing of the Alexander Palace for accomodations and training classes of the naval cadets. It appears they used the second floor while the first floor was for services, etc.
http://pvvisu.narod.ru/histo.htm

Geglov's photograph is from 1949 when the Alexander Palace was in the restoration stages of resuming use as a museum prior to the about-face of 1952 when given to the naval institution.

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Re: Alexander Palace interiors
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« Reply #228 on: June 29, 2008, 06:34:41 AM »
Thank you Alexandre -- both photos are new to me.
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Re: Alexander Palace interiors
« Reply #229 on: June 29, 2008, 06:38:26 AM »
Small  Picture of the Balcony of maple study;
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/Palais%20Alexandre/301.jpg
You can see that chair which was disscused a long ago, you can see it in Romanov formal pics.--1906 and 1913, I am guessing.
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Re: Alexander Palace interiors
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« Reply #231 on: June 29, 2008, 08:34:23 AM »
Amazing! Thank you so much, Alexandre64!
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« Reply #233 on: September 05, 2008, 06:02:02 PM »
I was lucky to see Alix's rooms in the early 90's before they were 'cleaned up' .  You could see lots of things in the walls and floors where things had been.  There were original latches on windows and hooks on walls, places were you could see where wiring had been and the heating system.  There were even remains of the system that was used to communicate with the servants.  I think all of that is gone now.  The bathroom and dressing room had been ripped out long before.  There was nothing left there.  The Tuxen ceiling painting looks so out of place!

They ripped out walls and put new doors in, tore up everything.  I am sure nothing was recorded.  Thank God they didn't get a chance to rip out the New Study - it was next on the list!  I have only looked in the door of the Maple Room for 10 seconds - it was a long time ago.  All this just breaks my heart.

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« Reply #234 on: September 05, 2008, 07:38:04 PM »
Re your posting immediately preceeding this one:   Bob, because of your interest, background and fund of relative documentation, are you contacted or consulted at all by the building's "administration" re the proposed restoration (presuming it could go the way of Nicholas II, as opposed to Nicholas I) ?  And who has now become the "administrator/chief curator" of this palace, etc., following the recent death (I believe) of the previous one?  Regards,  AP.
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Re: Alexander Palace interiors
« Reply #235 on: July 09, 2009, 08:22:06 AM »
Some newly digitized photos...

Olga & Tatiana's bedroom:



The playroom:




The Mauve Room:

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« Reply #236 on: July 09, 2009, 09:57:48 PM »
Sarushka, MANY THANKS for a photo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I wait still!!!!!!!!!!!


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« Reply #237 on: October 24, 2009, 08:05:07 PM »
I discovered this forum recently, it is absolutely fascinating. But unfortunately, when reading messages posted longtime ago, I cannot see the pictures, just a small X. Is it normal? Is there any possibility of seeing them? Thanks a lot and congratulations for the work you have done during all these years. Excuse my English, I am Argentinian and I speak Spanish.

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« Reply #238 on: October 24, 2009, 08:52:35 PM »
Bienvenido! The little' x' means that photos had been removed by either poster of host site. The only way to get them back is to ask by PM poster, or even here, online, to do request to the poster to upload it again. I hope I was understandable.
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« Reply #239 on: October 25, 2009, 08:59:10 AM »
WOW! Very interesting photos!