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Re: Gatchina Palace
« Reply #165 on: March 09, 2007, 04:12:12 AM »
I've noticed that an historical parade was played in 2005 in gatchina,could someone tell me on what occasion?



http://history-gatchina.ru/events/platzparad.htm

I've found this pic of the tricentenary of St Petersburg egg ,designed by the descendant of Fabergé ,egg that could be seen as far as I understand in Gatchina now...



This is one of the eggs offered by Nicolas II to his mother ALxandra F.,it is a panorama of Gatchina...
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Re: Gatchina Palace
« Reply #166 on: March 09, 2007, 04:38:59 AM »
I did not know thta so many movies where turned in this imperial palace ,that's great...This movie seems to be an adaptation of Andersen fairy tales"настоящей принцессы" amovie of Riazanov.

The first part is dedicated to 18th century stories whereas in the second one appears the german nazi troops in the palce which is supposed to be in Copenhag... Some pics that I esteem intestesting in the idea that russian invasion by nazis should have been far of this...http://history-gatchina.ru/events/ryazanov.htm










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Re: Gatchina Palace
« Reply #167 on: March 09, 2007, 04:45:04 AM »
Tsaria,

Tahnks anyway for your answer,it is really kind of you to pay attention to my posts,I really appreciate you to have spent a little time to send something.

Vassia

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Re: Gatchina Palace
« Reply #168 on: March 09, 2007, 12:32:50 PM »
Let me answer some questions relating to various events at Gatchina palace and parks.

The film "Oranienbaum. The Silver Samurai" is being produced as a 12-part TV serial, staged intermittently in our time and in Oranienbaum in 1762, when Peter III was overthrown by Catherine II. Not screened yet.

Another movie is "Andersen: Life Without Love" by renowned director Eldar Ryazanov (premiered in December 2006). It includes scenes from Andersen's lifetime, from his fairy tales and from German occupation of Copenhagen in 1941 - all filmed at Gatchina.

The Imperial uniforms parade was a historical reconstruction in August 2005, in honor of no specific event.

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Re: Gatchina Palace
« Reply #169 on: March 14, 2007, 01:10:05 PM »
Thanks Mike.

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Re: Gatchina Palace
« Reply #170 on: June 30, 2007, 02:08:29 PM »
I have find a very interesting watercolors in Gatchina's Museum webpage  http://museum.gatchina.ru/virx/virx.htm
but there are some pictures that I can't situate. I think that some rooms were located in the second and ground floor of the main wing of the palace, but I don't have any plans of these areas. Anyone can help me?  :-\

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« Reply #171 on: June 30, 2007, 07:11:47 PM »
When I was at Gatchina just before Dagmar's reburial, the palace guide who took me and my private guide around pointed out where Alexander III's dog Kamchatka is buried in the garden near the Arsenal wing. Alexander III's favorite dog was killed in the train crash at Borki, and was brought home to be buried in the garden close to the family's private quarters.

She also took us to the chapel, which is still scarred and gutted, but now returned to being used as a church. There is a huge icon of Nicholas and his family at the center of the chapel. The chapel is round, located over the kitchen, and reached by a broad shallow iron staircase that winds around the outiside of the chapel walls.Despite being so destroyed, the chapel has a great feeling of peace and has something very touching about it that is lost when things are restored within in inch of their life. Someday the chapel will be restored as perfectly as the chapel at Pavlovsk now is, but it won't have the character it currently has---nor the tremendous sense of history. All I could think of while there was that the same paint on the walls was there when the IF celebrated Christmas Eve or other family celebrations.

The day after my visit there was the Feast Day of the Birthday of the Virgin. The first big liturgy since the Revolution was to be celebrated there, and the guide was obviously pleased it was happening. I gave her a hug and also some money to buy flowers for the service there the next day.


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Re: Gatchina Palace
« Reply #172 on: July 01, 2007, 11:19:22 PM »
I was at Gatchina in January and only the central area is open. It is very slowly being restored. Some of the rooms are open and you can see the restoration process under way. It is worth also visiting Pavlovsk as the two palaces have similar interiors as they were decorated for Tsar Paul 1 and his consort Empress Maria Feodorovna. The Nazi Germans set the place on fire and destroyed the lot in their closing days in Russia. The Arsenal Wing is closed and nothing remains. It is still a very imposing structure. The best way to visit is with an Intourist guide with your own driver.

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Re: Gatchina Palace
« Reply #173 on: August 20, 2007, 07:11:46 AM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHi3SXlTsfM

Ì ëåíüêîå âèäåî 1941 ãîä, îêêóï öèÿ.
Small video 1941, occupation.
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Re: Gatchina Palace
« Reply #174 on: August 25, 2007, 12:09:15 AM »
If you go to Gatchina there are photos of the destruction caused during world war 2 by the Nazi German forces. Today it is still undergoing restoration and is quite worth a visit to see what has been restored and also to see the talented restoration workers working steadily on the work. One day it will be restored to its former glory. Sadly it is not on the main tourist routes. I went there with my english speaking guide who translated for me as the Gatchina guides are very knowledgable, but only speak Russian.   

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Re: Gatchina Palace
« Reply #175 on: August 27, 2007, 05:43:44 AM »
Interesting video, It would be fine to understand the comments however the ics are interesting to see.

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Re: Gatchina Palace
« Reply #176 on: November 26, 2007, 03:12:22 PM »
À ê ê í çûâ åòñÿ ýòîò ñîáîð â àò÷èíå ?
And how this cathedral in Gatchina refers to?

http://pushkin-history.info/fotoalbom-old-1-/5262.html
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Re: Gatchina Palace
« Reply #177 on: November 27, 2007, 02:17:44 AM »
À ê ê í çûâ åòñÿ ýòîò ñîáîð â àò÷èíå ?
And how this cathedral in Gatchina refers to?

http://pushkin-history.info/fotoalbom-old-1-/5262.html

The Apostle Paul Cathedral.

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Re: Gatchina Palace
« Reply #178 on: November 27, 2007, 02:40:51 AM »
Ñïàñèáî, à êòî àðõèòåêòîð ?
Thanks, and who the architect?
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Re: Gatchina Palace
« Reply #179 on: November 27, 2007, 01:09:23 PM »
Street view of Apostle Paul Cathedral:
http://gatchina3000.ru/cards/pages/13_Gatchina-City_view-Sobornaja_street-View_on_the_cathedral_jpg.htm

Architect R. Kuzmin (sp?) Р. И. Кузьмина c1852.

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