Whew - am I tired - I just put up Kuchumov's book - I still have to put the park in and that's another huge job. All the rooms are in with lots of pictures - scroll down for the images. Kuchumov wrote this in 1973 and he told me how much he wished this book could get out to more people, and now I have done this for him. I hope he knows somehow.
It's an old Soviet publication - the images are glorious. Kuchumov's text is really, really good.
I will tell you a story. I have had my Russian language version for decades. I hate to say it, but I bought mine new in 1975 in the Leningrad Hotel on the opposite side of the Neva (man, I am sure dating myself). Well, anyway, I have wanted to put this book up since 1995 but I didn't have the English version and English copies were $300.00 - $750.00. About two months ago I stumbled upon an English version for $8.00 - yes - eight dollars. I bought it. So, I now am ready to put up the palace rooms and the history. If you enjoy the book be sure to thank Kuchumov in spirit for the book. It's at:http://www.alexanderpalace.org/pavlovsk
Palace plans will come later - there were none in the book.