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Has anyone heard about this Object of cultural heritage being demolished?  Cottage NE Sverchkova located in Pushkin at Pavlovsk highway, 30. The house is an object of cultural heritage of regional importance. The building has retained not only its appearance but also the interior.

This is from an article in

КГИОП: Дачу Сверчкова в Пушкине сносят незаконно

Cottage built in 1866, the architect was AH Kolb. In the early twentieth century building was rebuilt. The house belonged to the artist, a professor of Art Academy of Arts Zhukovsky crickets. When the artist died in 1899, his widow sold the house.

The Alexander Palace / Re: A Question Regarding The Alexander Park
« on: March 16, 2011, 09:15:07 PM »
Wow, thanks, I've never seen those pics!

The Alexander Palace / Re: A Question Regarding The Alexander Park
« on: March 13, 2011, 10:58:53 PM »
Hope this question is not a repeat, but I'm wondering about the garden that the IF made while imprisoned at AP?  Is that area (I believe between right side of palace and childrens island) accessible today and what does it look like now?  BTW, in the photos I never saw anything growing in the garden?

The Alexander Palace / Re: Nicholas's Reception Room in 1993
« on: March 06, 2011, 10:38:23 PM »
Any chance the pictures from Bob could be reposted?

The Alexander Palace / Re: Right Wing of Alexander Palace
« on: March 05, 2011, 04:44:57 PM »
Joanna, First thanks for solving the location.  I probably should already know this, but how do you know the details of the room (like wallpaper, etc) to figure out the location?  Sorry if there is a whole section on this?  Also, for some reason, I've always thought the right wing was basically a closed or rarely used part of the palace, kind of like Manderly in "Rebecca" if you know that movie (one of my fav's) I didn't imagine the IF going over there for any reason, guess I'm wrong.  Thanks, Tracy

Tsarskoe Selo Town / Re: Mannergeym
« on: March 02, 2011, 09:37:33 PM »
My Google Toolbar automatically translates all languages into English, I could uncheck the translate box to stop it.  So when I click onto any Russian site, I have instant English.

As I have searched around on the internet, I have found that many historic buildings in Russia are being destroyed.  
Here are some of the sites I have looked on:

      Society for the study of the Russian manor


              Movement of Living City "brings together people who love St. Petersburg and indifferent to his fate.  The aim of our
              movement - to preserve the unique architectural appearance of our city

   3.    I may have this one wrong, but it is the LifeJournal Community in the section    

Once you start looking around, you end up finding other sites.  On my computer, Google translate automatically translates Russian to English.  


The Alexander Palace / Re: Pictures of the Interiors as they were
« on: March 01, 2011, 08:11:22 PM »
I wish we could see the video that was shown in the marble hall to the press when the AP announced it was restoring more rooms.  I keep wondering if that video contained more of the footage from 1920 or whenever, when it was opened to tourist. I love the maple room balcony shot, big thanks to poster!

Did you ever get any help?  There is a Pushkin newspaper that you can read (Google Translator automatically translates)

Uriah Heap ?  Sorry, I thought you said what is album. 

The Alexander Palace / Re: Alexander Palace Restoration pictures
« on: September 24, 2010, 07:47:38 PM »
From the floor plans it looks like the room has staircases on each side,  could you see any stairs or were there doors blocking the view, and did you happen to take a picture? Thanks

The Alexander Palace / Re: Alexander Palace Restoration pictures
« on: September 22, 2010, 07:38:37 PM »
Hey Alan, you say once inside the doors you are in the parade rooms?  Is there  not even a small foyer or something before you enter the semi-circle hall? Thanks, I'm enjoying your pictures  Tracy

The Alexander Palace / Re: Alexander Palace Restoration pictures
« on: September 21, 2010, 03:56:25 PM »
I don't know why, but I always thought or maybe just assumed, that the courtyard in between the columns and the U shape of the palace was grass with just a sidewalk going to the "front door".  It looks very nice, but I was surprised when I saw Alan's picture.

I remember reading somewhere that Kochumov had saved Alexandra's desk from the rubbish pile. (I think)  Is the desk back in the palace? ( I know I should probably already know this)   Also, what happened to any documents and such, relating to the palaces after Kochumov's death?

Tsarskoe Selo Palaces / Re: Catherine the Great's room
« on: August 17, 2010, 12:34:16 AM »
Oh Wow!  They certainly don't make furniture like they used to.

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