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The Yussupovs / Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« on: April 26, 2008, 02:09:48 PM »
great pictures! thanks!

French Royals / Re: Imperial France: House Bonaparte news
« on: July 01, 2006, 03:45:45 PM »
He looks so happy on that picture! And his dog is adorable.

Forum Announcements / Re: Welcome to the IMPROVED Forum!
« on: July 01, 2006, 03:35:43 PM »
The new place looks great!
I have to admitt that for several weeks I was trying to log into the old forum with no success because I did not pay attention to the line, right in front of me, saying to go to the new location!   ::)
Today I was able to log back in and the new revamped Alexander Palace is one beautiful forum to look at!

Now I have to catch up with a lot of reading... :)

French Royals / Re: Imperial France: House Bonaparte news
« on: March 19, 2006, 09:37:39 PM »
House Bonaparte 1799-2004 family tree in PDF:

The Prince Napoleon, leader of the Imperial claimants was married to Beatrice, a Bourbon Two Sicilies Princess. That makes their son Jean both Bonaparte and Bourbon. They had two kids but divorced. He remarried and has one daugther and one adopted daughter with his new wife Jeanne Francoise Valliccioni.

French Royals / Imperial France: House Bonaparte news
« on: March 19, 2006, 09:34:42 PM »
The current Imperial Prince Charles Napoleon will be running for a political position in 2007. This is his website for the canpaign:

Palaces in St. Petersburg / Re: Service and Entertaining Logistics
« on: March 18, 2006, 07:15:29 AM »
Anyone knows if some of the service personel lived or stayed in the palace(S) before these dinner events?

Palaces in St. Petersburg / Re: The Marble Palace
« on: March 18, 2006, 06:58:37 AM »
Some history and links on The Marble Palace:

Palaces in St. Petersburg / Re: Palace of Grand Duke Vladimir
« on: March 18, 2006, 06:48:20 AM »
I have to compliment all the persons on this forum, this place, Alexander Palace Time Machine, is an architectural fan's dream come true.  :)

Thanks for posting such an array of great pictures of buildings we hardly see in art books!  Withouth your scans or the equally interesting messages of the Forum members who live or travel in that area we wouldn't know about any of these locations.

Thanks Mcferran and Gleb for your replies. I can read some Italian and is interesting how he is referred as
un ambizioso di prima categoria or the closer english equivalent of being a first class power hungry (ambitious) individual on his schemes to enlarge his territory at the expense of others.

Palaces in St. Petersburg / Re: How Many Palaces?
« on: March 16, 2006, 10:39:12 PM »
Very interesting thread. Can I ask a question too? I've always wondered on who gets what palace and why. The Imperial Family was very large, the main nucleus and the other relations. So,
1. anyone has information on how where these palaces and mansions distributed as the family grew larger?

2. if the property was assigned (or build) by birth, like a new Romanov baby gets a new future home, where their children allowed to keep the home or did they had to move out so the Czar could give it to another family member? Like in Kensington Palace, that has been converted into a species of Royal Condominiums for some of the members of the British royals.  

3. did any Romanov tried or was allowed to sell a place given to his family or did it reverted back to the Czar's list of properties?


Palaces in St. Petersburg / Re: Wedding Palaces
« on: March 16, 2006, 10:22:06 PM »

Palaces in St. Petersburg / Re: St Petersburg palaces to be privatised
« on: March 14, 2006, 10:32:25 PM »
I think it's a good idea to privatise some of these palaces. How many museums do we need of how the aristocracy lived in pre-revolutionary Russia? I don't think restoring some of these palaces is or should be a priority in modern Russia. The only way they can survive is if they are put to good use.

It would be nice to return these properties to their former owners. However, I think that the palaces are less likely to be restored properly in the hands of people who don't have the funds.

In the city that I live in I used to walk by an abandoned old mansion that was in ruins and admire the work of art it was. My fear was that someday the city would demolish it an convert it into another ugly parking space or apartment building. But the property was bought by a medical group that not only restored the outside to it's original greatness but you will never know that the inside is now medical offices. Thanks to them the mansion was saved and restored to a new function in the community.

If the Russian government can't afford the expenses in so many palaces, maybe they could consider privatizing them with the condition the property not only will be restored but it's structure respected as much as posible. At least on the outside.
Anything to save them from being demolished.    

Great photos! I love architecture and seen the interior of these palaces and the detailed work all over is quite a visual experience.

I agree, the original photos are too pricey, thank heavens for scanners and the internet  ::)

Dear Grand Duke Joshua Lesliovich,
If you need to get a photobucket account you can use the signup on their page. However, if you don't want to have to deal with the hassel of signing up you can go to imageshack.

Here are the links
Imageshack  ---  Photobucket Signup

I personally would recommend going through Photobucket, as of late, the seem more reliable.

Yours Truly,
Laura Mabee

Thanks Laura! That was going to be my question too. Your link solved my problem and I was able to load a picture of King Alfonso XII of Spain as an icon.
Thanks!  :)

Forum Announcements / Re: New Member!
« on: March 14, 2006, 10:04:22 PM »
Hi, my online name is Monarchist which I guess says it all  ;)

I've visited the forum many times in the past to read the interesting articles you guys and gals post here. I also enjoy all the information on royals and history in general you post, which I love to read about.

My favorite Russian royal, Czar Nicholas II. There is something both tragic and heroic about his life that I find touching. I also love to read about Czarina Elizabeth, Peter the Great's daugther.
As a teenager I read the book The Captain's Daugther, by Pushkin and saw the movie version of it called (in english) The Tempest. I think by Dino de Laurentiss. I was bewitched by all things Russian!

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