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Re: Palace of GD Alexei Aleksandrovitch
« Reply #46 on: November 05, 2006, 05:30:20 AM »
Totally fabulous....

How could someone says that St Petersburg is not a town to visit after the palace's restoration?

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Re: Palace of GD Alexei Aleksandrovitch
« Reply #47 on: November 05, 2006, 10:24:28 AM »
Such thrilling photographs Joanna, thank you for posting them.  Exactly what I have been looking for to add to my collection. 

It certainly gives pause to realize that they were made during the years GD Alexei lived there.  I love pictures where there are people in them for comparison, like the picture on the steps.  Its unbelievable how huge this palace is as it doesn't really look it from the outside.  Its great to see the bath tub when it was actually being used, before some idiot cut that door right thru the wonderful tiles on the wall. My mind is picturing the bright blues and yellows as I look at it.

This is my favorite palace in St. Petersburg, did you get to see it when you were last there?  I wish someone would restore it before it is too late.

Vassili have you been in this palace or on the grounds?

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Re: Palace of GD Alexei Aleksandrovitch
« Reply #48 on: November 05, 2006, 10:49:05 AM »
Arleen,
I made it a point to see this palace when I was in St Petersburg.  I wish I could have gotten through the front gates, but I did go around the back of the palace where there is now a public park where the palace gardens used to be.  I wished I had had the courage to go up and knock on the door and see if I could have seen the inside (I didn't even look in the windows!)  It really was intriguing to see the palace as a reminder of the "faded glory" of the Romanovs: nothing really has been done to change from how it looked in Alexei's day.
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Re: Palace of GD Alexei Aleksandrovitch
« Reply #49 on: November 05, 2006, 11:15:13 AM »
I am totally envious Bob!

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Re: Palace of GD Alexei Aleksandrovitch
« Reply #50 on: November 22, 2006, 09:48:49 PM »
Etching of GD Alexei A. Palace:

http://anichkov.spb.ru/Pictures/big746484111392983.jpg

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Re: Palace of GD Alexei Aleksandrovitch
« Reply #51 on: July 10, 2007, 11:40:48 AM »
It made me wonder if your book had a plan of the first (uppper)  floor?  I wondered what Alexei used it for and why it was needed if he lived on the ground floor?  He certainly had enough stairways going up to it!  My curiosity has been aroused!

There is no plan of the upper floor in the book. :( The info about the upper rooms I found out in the bio on GD Alexey  by Z. Belyakova. On the 1st floor of the Main wing were  Large Library, Armoury room, Room for officer on duty. In the East wing (on both sides of the tower) were situated Dressing room, Study and Bedroom (for guests???).

i apologize for the rather low quality of the plans & the bending in the rest of the images....the images were placed much too close to the binding, in my opinion ;) )

the upper floor (aka: the 1st floor)



the ground floor



cross-section of the grand duke's bathroom



design for the inlaid wood floor (left side) & the plasterwork design for the ceiling (right)
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Re: Palace of GD Alexei Aleksandrovitch
« Reply #52 on: July 10, 2007, 12:23:05 PM »
wall elevations for rooms i can't identify
(cuz i can't read the captions....)  :P

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Re: Palace of GD Alexei Aleksandrovitch
« Reply #53 on: July 10, 2007, 12:38:59 PM »
Brian,

More great postiings.  I have attempted to translate the three elevations that are labeled.

М. Месмахер. Проекты Нижней столовой
M. Mesmakher. Design of the lower dining room

М. Месмахер. Проекты Парадной столовой
M. Mesmakher. Design of the state dining room

М. Месмахер. Проект парадной столовой. Вид на камин
M. Mesmakher. Design of the state dining room. View of the fireplace

Hope this helps.

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Re: Palace of GD Alexei Aleksandrovitch
« Reply #54 on: July 10, 2007, 12:43:32 PM »
click the image to see the larger version

exterior elevations


cross-section of entrance hall & stairs


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Re: Palace of GD Alexei Aleksandrovitch
« Reply #55 on: July 10, 2007, 12:54:23 PM »
Brian,

My best shot at translation.  Others can probably improve on it:

М. Месмахер. Фрагменты южного фасада дворца
M. Мesmakher.  Section of the southern facade of the palace

М. Месмахер. Проект вестибюля Парадного подъезда
M. Мesmakher. Design of the vestibule of the ceremonial entrance

М. Месмахер. Проект Фламандской гостиной
M. Мesmakher. Design of the Flemish drawing room

I'm loving these postings!!!

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Re: Palace of GD Alexei Aleksandrovitch
« Reply #56 on: July 10, 2007, 06:22:18 PM »
Brian, these drawings are so fabulous!!  What kind of a book are they from?  Must be wonderful whatever it is.  Alexei's palace is my all time favorite of all the palaces in St. Petersburg. 

BobG next time you are there, please tresspass!!   Then send us pictures......

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Re: Palace of GD Alexei Aleksandrovitch
« Reply #57 on: October 28, 2007, 02:06:25 PM »
good news! (i think....)

from:
http://www.fontanka.ru/2007/06/27/117/

can a russian reader help w/ a translation (or summary)?








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Re: Palace of GD Alexei Aleksandrovitch
« Reply #58 on: October 28, 2007, 04:16:55 PM »
good news! (i think....)

from:
http://www.fontanka.ru/2007/06/27/117/

can a russian reader help w/ a translation (or summary)?



Well, in December 2008 the palace will be opened as the House of Music. Now the restoration is going at full speed.

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Re: Palace of GD Alexei Aleksandrovitch
« Reply #59 on: November 01, 2007, 06:03:59 PM »
This is quite a good news, I'll try to translate the text to understand more precisely who payed for the restoration, who will be the owner of the palace and how the space will be used  in the new museum...

I may infer that the residents of St Petersburg would be proud of having quite a overwhelming restored palace in the town!

Vassia

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