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Title: Why No New Alexander Palace Pictures?
Post by: Sanochka on April 22, 2013, 04:58:28 PM
It's been so long since anybody posted new pictures taken during trips to the Alexander Palace that I'm becoming anxious.  I can't find new pictures here or anywhere else.  Has nobody visited the palace recently?  Is the palace closed? 
Title: Re: Why No New Alexander Palace Pictures?
Post by: Jen_94 on April 22, 2013, 05:31:11 PM
http://otmapalace.tumblr.com/post/48472502401/naotmaa-terriblecalamitea-here-tumblr-have (http://otmapalace.tumblr.com/post/48472502401/naotmaa-terriblecalamitea-here-tumblr-have)

Someone posted these on Tumblr a couple of months back. From Feb 2013. The Palace looks in wonderful shape judging by these photos!
Title: Re: Why No New Alexander Palace Pictures?
Post by: Sanochka on April 22, 2013, 11:34:35 PM
They certainly are neat pictures, especially the one of Alexandra's formal reception room.  The lighting and angle are such that I can virtually feel the nap of the carpet.  Alas, these are pictures that have become all too familiar.  I miss seeing new strings of pictures posted here by members just returned from a visit to the palace.  This limbo is killing me.

Title: Re: Why No New Alexander Palace Pictures?
Post by: Jen_94 on April 23, 2013, 06:29:40 AM
I most certainly agree with you! The Mauve Room looks lovely too. I do miss seeing the new string of pictures posted on here too.
Title: Re: Why No New Alexander Palace Pictures?
Post by: lilianna on April 26, 2013, 09:27:06 AM
I came from Pushkin. The whole day was in the palace.
  Lots of photos. There is a photo of the Heir stairs, a large library, a hall with a slide. Show?

Stairs to the second floor in the room Alexis. The ladder came to the reception. She is real. During the war, was not destroyed. On the ladder was the Imperial Family.


(http://s019.radikal.ru/i635/1304/a4/f3a2beeff85ft.jpg) (http://radikal.ru/F/s019.radikal.ru/i635/1304/a4/f3a2beeff85f.jpg.html)

(http://s018.radikal.ru/i516/1304/ac/d81c0decb17dt.jpg) (http://radikal.ru/F/s018.radikal.ru/i516/1304/ac/d81c0decb17d.jpg.html)

(http://s017.radikal.ru/i403/1304/21/4b39f4a9c0e2t.jpg) (http://radikal.ru/F/s017.radikal.ru/i403/1304/21/4b39f4a9c0e2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Why No New Alexander Palace Pictures?
Post by: lilianna on April 26, 2013, 09:34:13 AM
 the Great Library.

(http://i031.radikal.ru/1304/b4/c04c014fcf1et.jpg) (http://radikal.ru/F/i031.radikal.ru/1304/b4/c04c014fcf1e.jpg.html)

(http://s61.radikal.ru/i172/1304/10/92f5f646ff24t.jpg) (http://radikal.ru/F/s61.radikal.ru/i172/1304/10/92f5f646ff24.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Why No New Alexander Palace Pictures?
Post by: EmmyLee on April 26, 2013, 11:28:51 AM
I came from Pushkin. The whole day was in the palace.
  Lots of photos. There is a photo of the Heir stairs, a large library, a hall with a slide. Show?

Stairs to the second floor in the room Alexis. The ladder came to the reception. She is real. During the war, was not destroyed. On the ladder was the Imperial Family.

Wonderful, Lilianna! You mentioned a hall with a slide. Do you mean the Mountain Hall? Did they put a slide back into it?
Title: Re: Why No New Alexander Palace Pictures?
Post by: lilianna on April 26, 2013, 12:17:13 PM

No. This is a photo of a large library. In the photo you can see the subject of the Church of Grand Palace.
I was told at the palace, which will restore the hill!

Photos Mountain Hull April 4, 2013.

(http://s020.radikal.ru/i703/1304/5c/bcaea33ff094t.jpg) (http://radikal.ru/F/s020.radikal.ru/i703/1304/5c/bcaea33ff094.jpg.html)


(http://s003.radikal.ru/i203/1304/9a/96d56e677e79t.jpg) (http://radikal.ru/F/s003.radikal.ru/i203/1304/9a/96d56e677e79.jpg.html)


(http://i058.radikal.ru/1304/d6/118033aebad4t.jpg) (http://radikal.ru/F/i058.radikal.ru/1304/d6/118033aebad4.jpg.html)
(http://s57.radikal.ru/i156/1304/16/81c4704533edt.jpg) (http://radikal.ru/F/s57.radikal.ru/i156/1304/16/81c4704533ed.jpg.html)

(http://i064.radikal.ru/1304/44/c199d8d9623at.jpg) (http://radikal.ru/F/i064.radikal.ru/1304/44/c199d8d9623a.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Why No New Alexander Palace Pictures?
Post by: Jen_94 on April 26, 2013, 01:03:34 PM
Thanks for posting those photos! They're wonderful!
Title: Re: Why No New Alexander Palace Pictures?
Post by: Laura Mabee on April 26, 2013, 01:11:10 PM
Amazing Photos!! Thank you so much for sharing Lilianna!
Title: Re: Why No New Alexander Palace Pictures?
Post by: lilianna on April 26, 2013, 02:03:12 PM
Room number 3 on the plan of the palace. I'm in a red sweater. Around me Galina Semenova, who works in the palace and she spent a very interesting tour.
(http://s019.radikal.ru/i604/1304/ea/c7a0631e22eat.jpg) (http://radikal.ru/F/s019.radikal.ru/i604/1304/ea/c7a0631e22ea.jpg.html)

(http://s019.radikal.ru/i641/1304/43/5a354806353at.jpg) (http://radikal.ru/F/s019.radikal.ru/i641/1304/43/5a354806353a.jpg.html)


Living room of the Empress.
(http://s019.radikal.ru/i630/1304/ce/907c6e2876c5t.jpg) (http://radikal.ru/F/s019.radikal.ru/i630/1304/ce/907c6e2876c5.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Why No New Alexander Palace Pictures?
Post by: Jen_94 on April 26, 2013, 03:29:17 PM
Thank you, thank you, thank you!! They're wonderful images. Does anyone know who the painting is of in the last photo?
Title: Re: Why No New Alexander Palace Pictures?
Post by: TimM on April 26, 2013, 03:55:11 PM
Thank you for sharing these pictures with us.
Title: Re: Why No New Alexander Palace Pictures?
Post by: aleksandr pavlovich on April 26, 2013, 03:57:23 PM
Does anyone know who the painting is of in the last photo?

                  Oft mentioned on this forum, it is a tapestry (not a painting) of the French queen Marie Antionette and her children, presented to the Empress by the President of France. It is, of course, a copy of the original Le Brun painting.     AP.
Title: Re: Why No New Alexander Palace Pictures?
Post by: Jen_94 on April 26, 2013, 04:24:48 PM
Thanks, AP. It is certainly beautiful!
Title: Re: Why No New Alexander Palace Pictures?
Post by: Sanochka on April 27, 2013, 11:53:44 AM
Room number 3 on the plan of the palace. I'm in a red sweater. Around me Galina Semenova, who works in the palace and she spent a very interesting tour.
(http://s019.radikal.ru/i604/1304/ea/c7a0631e22eat.jpg) (http://radikal.ru/F/s019.radikal.ru/i604/1304/ea/c7a0631e22ea.jpg.html)

(http://s019.radikal.ru/i641/1304/43/5a354806353at.jpg) (http://radikal.ru/F/s019.radikal.ru/i641/1304/43/5a354806353a.jpg.html)


Living room of the Empress.
(http://s019.radikal.ru/i630/1304/ce/907c6e2876c5t.jpg) (http://radikal.ru/F/s019.radikal.ru/i630/1304/ce/907c6e2876c5.jpg.html)


Stunning photos!  I have always wondered what the view was through the open door of Alexandra's formal reception room.  Now I know.  And the two libraries - I have not seen a contemporary photo of either of them. 

Thank you ever so much, Lilianna, for posting these wonderful photos.
Title: Re: Why No New Alexander Palace Pictures?
Post by: lilianna on April 27, 2013, 12:03:30 PM
Now the entrance to the museum for the colonnade. Changed the entry to a corner living room of the Empress.
Title: Re: Why No New Alexander Palace Pictures?
Post by: Marie-Catherine on July 01, 2013, 09:07:16 AM
Hello guys !

I just came back from the Alexander Palace 2 days ago and I have LOT of pictures. Would you be interested in particular rooms or pictures ? I tried to take everything, but I'll come back there before the end of July if you have a special request. I can put up a link for an album on Dropbox if you want to look at them :)
Title: Re: Why No New Alexander Palace Pictures?
Post by: edubs31 on July 01, 2013, 09:46:13 AM
Hello guys !

I just came back from the Alexander Palace 2 days ago and I have LOT of pictures. Would you be interested in particular rooms or pictures ? I tried to take everything, but I'll come back there before the end of July if you have a special request. I can put up a link for an album on Dropbox if you want to look at them :)

Absolutely. Please post and/or send a link to your drop box. Always looking for new photos!
Title: Re: Why No New Alexander Palace Pictures?
Post by: Forum Admin on July 01, 2013, 09:49:51 AM
Also, check out the Tsarskoe Selo Museum's website, they have an English version, where they post a lot of new pictures regularly.  http://eng.tzar.ru/ (http://eng.tzar.ru/)
Title: Re: Why No New Alexander Palace Pictures?
Post by: Marie-Catherine on July 01, 2013, 10:31:42 AM
Absolutely. Please post and/or send a link to your drop box. Always looking for new photos!

Perfect ! I'll try to send it by tomorrow. I'll go back to the AP in maybe two weeks, so if you have any request for a room/detail/park picture, just ask me !
Title: Re: Why No New Alexander Palace Pictures?
Post by: pastpalacelife on July 01, 2013, 08:43:17 PM
Is it possible to see the right wing?  I would love to see pics of pre-restoration conditions. Also, could you take a pic from the double metal bridges on the other side of channel and looking towards the palace, like the one of alexie and tsar standing there?  That may be too much to ask, but I'd love to see a recent photo and compare from the past. Thanks!
Title: Re: Why No New Alexander Palace Pictures?
Post by: EmmyLee on July 02, 2013, 05:00:07 PM
I absolutely can't wait to see your photos! I'm interested in any of them.

My request is for some more photos of the back of the palace. I want to see what's going on back there since it looks like they've built a sidewalk going along the back.
Title: Re: Why No New Alexander Palace Pictures?
Post by: Marie-Catherine on July 03, 2013, 01:55:11 PM
Hello guys !
I won't be able to upload the pictures until July 21th maybe (i'm on a notebook while travelling and I have way too many pictures for its poor memory). You can still look on my blog (in French), I put some pictures, but there's not many. I'll try to fulfill your requests too, it makes me happy to have little "missions" when going back there.

My request is for some more photos of the back of the palace. I want to see what's going on back there since it looks like they've built a sidewalk going along the back.

I'll try to zoom on it, but when I was there 5 days ago, there was some construction.. so I couldn't see much.

Also, the second floor is now closed to public, which made me sad, but I'll try to speak my way out with a nice lady working there.. no results guaranteed haha !  Here's a picture of the back, next time I'll try to go nearer. You can see the construction.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/jkhuqyzlhc8eiuo/Photo%202013-07-03%2022%2045%2029.jpg (https://www.dropbox.com/s/jkhuqyzlhc8eiuo/Photo%202013-07-03%2022%2045%2029.jpg)

Finally, there was still broken plaster on the outside of the palace but it's looking sooo much better than 5 years ago so I was happy.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/9ycc0lg2gipqnxe/Photo%202013-07-03%2022%2045%2035.jpg (https://www.dropbox.com/s/9ycc0lg2gipqnxe/Photo%202013-07-03%2022%2045%2035.jpg)
Title: Re: Why No New Alexander Palace Pictures?
Post by: Laura Mabee on July 04, 2013, 10:22:37 AM
Shame to see the damage there when I thought they had fixed the exterior by now.
THANK YOU SO MUCH MARIE-CATHERINE FOR YOUR PHOTOS! I truly look forward to seeing them when you return!
Title: Re: Why No New Alexander Palace Pictures?
Post by: Cathy on July 07, 2013, 02:28:46 PM
QUOTE "Also, check out the Tsarskoe Selo Museum's website, they have an English version, where they post a lot of new pictures regularly. http://eng.tzar.ru/"

Thank you so much for the address of the TS museum website, the English version - the last time my sister and I were there in person, there was no one in the museum who could speak English and I know that they felt so bad for us (neither group could understand each other) but we were able to tour the whole museum without a fuss. We loved it.
Title: Re: Why No New Alexander Palace Pictures?
Post by: Marie-Catherine on July 14, 2013, 11:41:32 AM
Hey guys, I'm going to the AP tomorrow morning, so if you have any last minute request, it's time to make them :)