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Re: Alexander Palace Restoration
« Reply #60 on: June 14, 2007, 11:39:36 AM »


Скорее всего крест поставлен к круглой дате.
Most likely the cross is put to round date.
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Re: Alexander Palace Restoration
« Reply #61 on: June 14, 2007, 12:11:08 PM »
Here's one of the many photographs I took documenting the exterior condition of the Alexander Palace. I beleive this photograph fully describes alot thats wrong with the palace.

I was quite shocked to see the palace in this condition when I went last July, it's also quite sad the bridges in Alexander Park are crumbling apart too. I'm going back to Tsarskoye Selo a few times around the 19th July to take some more photographs for my 3d model, so i'll update my photo documentation on the condition of the exterior then; though i'm somewhat doubting any improvements?

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Re: Alexander Palace Restoration
« Reply #62 on: June 14, 2007, 12:29:21 PM »
http://pushkin-history.info/fotoalbom/356.html
Памятный крест поближе.
The memorable cross is closer.
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Re: Alexander Palace Restoration
« Reply #63 on: June 14, 2007, 12:38:21 PM »
Wow, when was this cross added? I thought I had missed it until I saw where it was located!

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Re: Alexander Palace Restoration
« Reply #64 on: June 14, 2007, 06:50:35 PM »
Very nice! That must be a recent addition! I have never heard of it before today.
Very well done!  :)

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Re: Alexander Palace Restoration
« Reply #65 on: June 16, 2007, 11:38:11 PM »
I visited the Alexander Palace on June 13th. I was on a
separate tour from St. Petersburg to the Catherine Palace, and
I asked the guide if we could make a whistlestop at the AP.
It was about 4.30 pm and the exhibition was closing, so I only saw
the palace of the outside. It is indeed in a sorry state and I
couldn't help thinking that there is a haunted atmosphere to it!

Apart from our small group, there were only a couple of other
visitors there; strange really, considering the vast number of
visitors I had seen at the Catherine Palace.   

I was surprised to find the memorial cross at the side of
the driveway to the palace. Does anyone know who
arranged for this memorial?? 

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Re: Alexander Palace Restoration
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Re: Alexander Palace Restoration
« Reply #67 on: June 18, 2007, 02:34:11 PM »
What wonderful pictures Vladimir, tho terribly sad.  Thanks for posting them.  I guess the second one is the graves of the German soldiers?  I wonder when the Russians tore down the monument?

Nicholas' office torn up so terribly is awful.....so they had to remake the stairs from scratch when they remodeled?  The marble colums sook forlorn......

These are really interesting photos.

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Re: Alexander Palace Restoration
« Reply #68 on: June 18, 2007, 03:04:27 PM »
Thanks Vlad, for posting the link. 

The German monument's location could be found by using the photograph.  That may be near the exact spot where the soldiers are buried.

Yes,  sad to see the wood stairs ripped out from the wall.  Now they have been replaced but what a stupid thing war is. Now we have to fix everything.  Nothing was really accomplished by all of the angry destruction.

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Re: Alexander Palace Restoration
« Reply #69 on: June 20, 2007, 02:22:04 PM »
I wonder when the Russians tore down the monument?

I think it was made immediately after photographing.

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Re: Alexander Palace Restoration
« Reply #70 on: September 20, 2007, 09:13:13 PM »
Just a few weeks ago the palace's curator told me that last summer putine visited the palace and assured the staff that the military will leave  before next Christmas.
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Re: Alexander Palace Restoration
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Re: Alexander Palace Restoration
« Reply #72 on: September 22, 2007, 02:57:49 AM »
Yes thanks Vladimir. Those photos show the shocking brutality and destruction caused by the Nazi Germans. Thank goodness they were defeated.

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Re: Alexander Palace Restoration
« Reply #73 on: November 21, 2007, 01:42:44 PM »
I  BELIEVE THAT THE PALACE WOULD GENERATE MORE INTEREST AND TOURISM IF IT WAS RESTORED TO LOOK EXACTLY LIKE IT LOOKED THE DAY THE IF LEFT FOR GOOD.   THE PALACE AT VERSAILLES AND THE HOFBURG PALACES  IN VIENNA AND INNSBRUCK LOOK THE WAY THEY WERE WHEN MARIE ANTOINETTE AND FRANZ JOSEPH LAST LIVED THERE.  TOURISTS ARE THRILLED  SEEING THE ROOMS AS THEY WERE WHEN THE ROYAL FAMILIES LIVED THERE.   THE CURRENT EXHIBITION ROOMS IN THE AP ARE STERILE AND CLEARLY FAKE LOOKING.   THE MAUVE ROOM IN THE AP IS ONE OF THE MOST HISTORICALLY FAMOUS ROOMS IN ALL OF RUSSIA.  IT WOULD BE SAD IF IT WILL NOT BE EXACTLY RESTORED.  GRANTED THE EXPENSE WOULD INCREASE DRAMATICALLY, BUT I THINK IT WILL BECOME A MAJOR TOURIST ATTRACTION.  HOW MANY PEOPLE WOULD RUSH TO SEE THE AP AS IT WAS IN THE 18TH CENTURY?     JUST SOME FOOD FOR THOUGHT.      CZARTOMII@AOL.COM
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Re: Alexander Palace Restoration
« Reply #74 on: November 27, 2007, 01:18:24 PM »
From this article, Ivan Sautov states that the remaining areas of the AP (right wing, mezzanine, basement) used by the military will be transfered to the State Museum at the end of the year.  He also states that the walls etc in the ceremonial rooms have been removed and are now similar to prewar state of layout.
http://www.arendator.ru/articles/1/art/17103/pg/12/

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