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Re: Alexandra's childhood homes
« Reply #60 on: January 27, 2005, 06:27:36 PM »
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Would those be Earl Mountbatten's daughters? And if so, when they were in Germany did the 'revert' (for want of a better word) back to the pre-WW1 titles? I would guess in Germany any renunciation of Germanic titles wouldn't really hold and if so, I guess the Mountbattens went by their old ranks when in Germany?
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Re: Alexandra's childhood homes
« Reply #61 on: January 28, 2005, 08:54:34 AM »
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Would those be Earl Mountbatten's daughters? And if so, when they were in Germany did the 'revert' (for want of a better word) back to the pre-WW1 titles? I would guess in Germany any renunciation of Germanic titles wouldn't really hold and if so, I guess the Mountbattens went by their old ranks when in Germany?


Yes,  the Mountbatten girls.  I think the use of the title was done only at Wolfsgarten .. it is not as if the family had great ties to Germany after the war except in Hesse as they were members of the family.  The name of the road leading up to Heiligenberg is called Lord Mountbatten or Earl Mountbatten road.
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Re: Alexandra's childhood homes
« Reply #62 on: February 09, 2005, 03:37:37 PM »
I have read abt Schloss Romrod, and I have also read that Alix was possibly born there.  Is there any way to determine where she was born?  I would think Darmstadt but one can never be too sure.  Here is a picture of Schloss Romrod:


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« Reply #63 on: February 09, 2005, 06:27:16 PM »
Nice picture,I thought that the Neues palace belonged to the Emperors of Germany ???.


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« Reply #64 on: February 09, 2005, 06:50:46 PM »
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Nice picture,I thought that the Neues palace belonged to the Emperors of Germany ???.


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The one in Potsdam would indeed belong to the Hohenzollern, but there is more than one "New" palace.

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« Reply #65 on: August 21, 2005, 09:08:52 AM »
Helen thank you so much for sharing these wonderful pictures with us!  :D

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Re: Alexandra's childhood homes
« Reply #66 on: August 22, 2005, 12:13:51 PM »
Thanks for the photographs, Helen.  All of us are extremely grateful that you shared them with us.

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« Reply #67 on: November 06, 2005, 01:50:39 PM »




Two views of the Palace from 'Popular Royalty' by Arthur H. Beavan

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« Reply #68 on: November 06, 2005, 01:52:06 PM »

I apologise for them not being straight.

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« Reply #69 on: November 08, 2005, 02:09:53 PM »
In Darmstadt  Mathildenhöhe is the Russian Orthodox Church, that was build 1899 for the money of Russian Imperial Family and was visiting by Nikolaj and Alexandra
by the "opening". Its works today and there are the streets named "Alexandraweg" and "Nikolajweg"

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« Reply #70 on: November 08, 2005, 02:25:36 PM »
There are some pictures of my first visit in Darmstadt 2001.
The Church



Alexandra and Nikolaj visiting the Church of Holy Maria Magdalena, 1899



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« Reply #71 on: November 08, 2005, 02:30:25 PM »
The memorial fot Alix Father Ludwig IV. of Hesse, it standing of the Ernst- Ludwig Platz


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Darmstadt is very very beautiful!!!
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« Reply #72 on: November 08, 2005, 06:13:08 PM »
They're wonderful pictures, Zarevna, thank you  :D Do you know, please,  who is represented by the figures on either side of Alice on her memorial?

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« Reply #73 on: November 09, 2005, 06:24:13 AM »
I dont know, sorry. I think its something allegorical...

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« Reply #74 on: December 21, 2005, 02:10:53 PM »
I wrote the following Information already in the Subject "Neues Palais", but I have the feeling that it should  belong here, also:

A new book is published about the Neue Palais in Darmstadt.
It is very interesting. A lot of information about the architectural aspects of the building, planing etc. great pictures of the rooms etc.

Title:  Das Darmstädter Neue Palais von Petra Tücks

€ 56,-,


You should be able to order it under following address:

Hessische Historische Kommission
Karolinenplatz 3
64289 Darmstadt

FAX: 06151-165901


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