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Re: Felix at Oxford
« Reply #30 on: March 06, 2005, 08:36:42 PM »
We spent a wonderful day strolling Oxford U. precinct and then venturing inside Oxford U. Press bookstore across the main road from the campus.

However in one of the large libraries I was not permitted to enter without a pass. Mere tourists were discouraged by the security stationed close to the entrance. :'(

Such a quaint and attractive place with staff? and students peddling everywhere on bikes loaded with books.


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Re: Felix at Oxford
« Reply #31 on: March 06, 2005, 08:38:52 PM »
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However in one of the large libraries I was not permitted to enter without a pass. Mere tourists were discouraged by the security stationed close to the entrance. :'(
 


Hopefully I will have access to all the library buildings  since this is what we're there for  :D.

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Re: Felix at Oxford
« Reply #32 on: March 06, 2005, 08:42:03 PM »
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Hopefully I will have access to all the library buildings  since this is what we're there for  :D.


You will be among the privileged, I am sure! ;D


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Re: Felix at Oxford
« Reply #33 on: March 06, 2005, 10:22:54 PM »
I used to be able to get a visitor's pass fairly easily. You just couldn't take anything out.  Also, the few times I did this, you had to be pretty specific as to what you were looking for.
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Re: Felix at Oxford
« Reply #34 on: March 12, 2005, 06:28:09 AM »
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However in one of the large libraries I was not permitted to enter without a pass.


I just had to mail in a photo for the Oxford library pass  :)

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Re: Felix at Oxford
« Reply #35 on: March 12, 2005, 10:16:23 PM »
Someone asked of Felix's London address and I don't see the answer. It was 15 Parkside, Knightsbridge. He returned to it after his escape with his Rembrandts and jewels after his rescue from The Crimea. but he soon had to let it go as he could not pay the rent and he wanted to live in Paris anyway.

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Re: Felix at Oxford
« Reply #36 on: October 06, 2005, 02:35:43 PM »
Does anybody know where Felix lived in London? He had a flat in Knightsbridge but there exact address is not mentioned in his book.

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Re: Felix at Oxford
« Reply #37 on: October 14, 2005, 03:31:01 AM »
Hi Mary Ann!

On the Felix at Oxford U thread, Nikolai wrote:

"Someone asked of Felix's London address and I don't see the answer. It was 15 Parkside, Knightsbridge. He returned to it after his escape with his Rembrandts and jewels after his rescue from The Crimea. but he soon had to let it go as he could not pay the rent and he wanted to live in Paris anyway."
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Re: Felix at Oxford
« Reply #38 on: October 14, 2005, 03:48:06 PM »
Felix was not allowed to live in Britain due to his status as an admitted assassin (Rasputin) He could visit, but not take up residency. He couldn't afford it just for a drop off spot. When in England they stayed at Frogmore Cottage with Xenia. (Irina's mother)

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Re: Felix at Oxford
« Reply #39 on: October 14, 2005, 04:00:12 PM »
 :-*Thanks alot indeed. I live in the Central London and it's really fantastic to have a look at places where Felix stayed. Unfortunatelly many places do not exist  as they were due to war time bombing.

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Re: Felix at Oxford
« Reply #40 on: October 14, 2005, 08:54:44 PM »
Have you seen this particular flat?

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Re: Felix at Oxford
« Reply #41 on: October 15, 2005, 06:11:57 AM »
It must be a block of flats on Knightsbridge (the road) just opposite Harvey Nicks. Do post a photo Mary Ann if you can find it!
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Re: Felix at Oxford
« Reply #42 on: October 17, 2005, 11:06:16 AM »
I have photo of the house but how to download it here?
I don't think it's actually possible to view a flat as the building is private.

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Re: Felix at Oxford
« Reply #43 on: October 17, 2005, 11:14:13 AM »
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I have photo of the house but how to download it here?
I don't think it's actually possible to view a flat as the building is private.


You have to open a photobucket account, upload your photo to your account and then insert the URL reference with the insert image function when you post. It's easier than it sounds but it takes a bit of persistence the first time.

There are more instructions in the "Welcome New Users" section: "How do I post pictures"? etc.

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Re: Felix at Oxford
« Reply #44 on: October 17, 2005, 03:37:47 PM »
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