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Discussions about Other Imperial Palaces => Palaces in the Crimea => Topic started by: lostfan on March 01, 2005, 12:10:54 PM

Title: Ai-Todor
Post by: lostfan on March 01, 2005, 12:10:54 PM
Are there any photos of Sandro and Xenia's palace in the Crimea? What happened to it after the Revolution?
Title: Re: Ai-Todor
Post by: bricesch on March 26, 2005, 08:16:44 AM
I have another picture of "Ay-Todor" from Alexander's "Once a Grand Duke".  Bob A. says he has permission to post the text, but I'm not sure about the pictures.  Bob, may I post the picture.
Title: Re: Ai-Todor
Post by: felix on March 26, 2005, 09:21:58 AM
I read the Germans burned it during the Secon World War.
Title: Re: Ai-Todor
Post by: brnbg aka: liljones1968 on May 14, 2005, 06:46:15 PM
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I think the only pictures of Ai Todor anyone here has been able to post can be found on this thread (second page):http://hydrogen.pallasweb.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi?board=crimea;action=display;num=1102971706;start=25 (http://hydrogen.pallasweb.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi?board=crimea;action=display;num=1102971706;start=25).  The photos show Sandro/Xenia with various and assorted children.  Nothing really to help clarify what Ai Todor looked like--and of course, the building is gone forever now.  I'm sure somewhere out there photos exist.


do these help?

the entrance court


a corner of Ksenia Aleksandrovna's bedroom

another corner (her jewel cabinet is on the left)

one of the salons


"Sandro"'s bathroom
Title: Re: Ai-Todor
Post by: Sainte-Claire1875 on August 30, 2005, 06:46:40 PM
Those photos help me, thanks. Where on earth did you manage to find them? ??? I've searched all over for more photographs, and haven't really found anything.
Title: Re: Ai-Todor
Post by: BobG on October 30, 2005, 07:37:52 AM
Joost,
We hope you can find the time as we would love to see your pictures of Ai-Todor.  I don't know of too many pictures of its current state.
Thanks.
BobG
Title: Re: Ai-Todor
Post by: joost on October 30, 2005, 09:05:34 AM
i was there in 2001, very exciting

xenia's palace now in use as a holiday lodging for children filled up with bunk beds

(http://www.zuza.nl/userImages/4/9/2/v500_492aa835ddbdb7a47ee57506ebc04dc3.jpg)

(http://www.zuza.nl/userImages/6/b/4/v500_6b4a1b861775d92e2b052e61adb6c332.jpg)
(http://www.zuza.nl/userImages/2/9/3/v500_293d476a381b7bd273ace45f0546b697.jpg)

main palace totally overgrown, now in use as the dining room for the children
(http://www.zuza.nl/userImages/2/7/d/v500_27d5247b4587c33d39f81a9d2441b3b5.jpg)
Title: Re: Ai-Todor
Post by: Arleen on October 30, 2005, 02:02:50 PM
Brian and Joost, you have made my day....you know how I love pictures!!  They make it come alive.

It was wonderful seeing the two light posts at the entrance in the old pictures Brian had and then seeing them in the recent ones Joost posted.  To know they are still there is great!

..Arleen
Title: Re: Ai-Todor
Post by: Svetabel on April 08, 2006, 11:44:47 AM
This is how looked Guspra - the Children's house - in the Ai-Todor estate.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v433/feomarie/Palaces/gaspra.jpg)
Title: Re: Ai-Todor
Post by: Svetabel on September 10, 2006, 11:29:44 AM
The Bedroom of Grand Duke and Grand Duchess in Ai-Todor's palace

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v433/feomarie/Palaces/bedxaai.jpg)
Title: Re: Ai-Todor
Post by: Nadya_Arapov on October 23, 2006, 04:51:36 PM
Your welcome! :) Livadia was so beautiful, so much like QV's Osborne, but appears very formal, more of a "true" palace. These pictures of Ai Tudor, while lovely, are more reminiscent of a dacha, not a palace. I can actually picture a family living there. Was Ai Tudor really destroyed during WWII?
Title: Re: Ai-Todor
Post by: Svetabel on October 24, 2006, 11:42:29 AM
Your welcome! :) Livadia was so beautiful, so much like QV's Osborne, but appears very formal, more of a "true" palace. These pictures of Ai Tudor, while lovely, are more reminiscent of a dacha, not a palace. I can actually picture a family living there. Was Ai Tudor really destroyed during WWII?

Some buildings in Ai-Todor still exists. Such as former Minor Palace, former Palace for children (of GD Alexander) and 5 more buildings (former laundry and such like).
Title: Re: Ai-Todor
Post by: Constantinople on April 20, 2010, 09:43:02 AM
Those pics have disaappeared again.  It would be nice if they could be posted permanently on this.
Title: Re: Ai-Todor
Post by: primrose on April 20, 2010, 06:12:59 PM
The photobucket account would have run out and not been renewed by the poster. This is the problem with posting from a site which requires membership... even when the account is free if too long a time goes by without action PB and others will remove the images.

This particularly concerns me now that the entire site will be archived by the Library of Congress... as years go by there will be huge holes in threads, particularly the photo threads. It might be a good idea to remind members to keep their memberships open so that some of this at least could be avoided.
Title: Re: Ai-Todor
Post by: PAVLOV on April 21, 2010, 11:47:04 AM
Yes, a very sad fact is that many people go to an enormous amount of trouble and research, and post wonderful photographs on this site, some of which are not available anywhere else, as they are from private family sources. That makes this Forum a centralized reference on the subject of Imperial Russia. Nothing else quite like it, exists. The photographs, and the historical images they represent are removed and disappear, and are therefore lost to everyone.