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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #90 on: May 31, 2005, 06:37:40 AM »
Brian,
Your labeling on the aerial shot of the Moika palace grounds is just incredible.  It really helps me to understand all the pictures I have seen (ie yours, those on Wandering Camera, and others) to put together a complete understanding of the palace and its grounds as well as what happened there the night Rasputin died.
Keep up the great postings.
Bob

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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #91 on: May 31, 2005, 06:45:33 AM »
Tsaria and Richard Cullen:
Any updates on getting floorplans or pictures of the crime scene?
I think there are a lot of us waiting with great hopes.
Thanks.
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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #92 on: June 01, 2005, 12:17:34 AM »
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Tsaria and Richard Cullen:
Any updates on getting floorplans or pictures of the crime scene?
I think there are a lot of us waiting with great hopes.
Thanks.
Bob G



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like the passengers in his car."

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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #93 on: June 01, 2005, 02:59:34 PM »
ME TOO!!  But has Richard left us for good??
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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #94 on: June 01, 2005, 03:03:21 PM »
Richard is busy with a summer project, and will only be with us sporadically as his limited time permits.

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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #95 on: June 01, 2005, 03:16:07 PM »
Sorry for our impatience Rob.  Just goes to show you how badly we want these blueprints and anything about the Moika Palace.  Truly it is my favorite in St. Petersburg.
..Arleen

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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #96 on: June 05, 2005, 05:31:52 PM »
Absolutely stunning!   Zenaida had the most wonderful taste.   :)

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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #97 on: June 08, 2005, 04:31:39 AM »
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 i knew i had these somewhere, i just couldn't find them.   but i found them about 5 minutes ago!   (okay, 10 minutes.....)

1.) this is the little mirrored (dining?) room that Feliks mentions in LOST SPLENDOUR, that when all the morrored doors were closed, it became difficult to know where you had entered from.    he went on to say that behind one of the mirrored walls, was a small staircase that led to the rooms in the basement, that he intended to turn into
another series of apartments for himself....
   





2.)  the infamous staircase Rasputin descended & the door on the  half-landing he exited, finding himself in the sideyard.....



3.)  the hastily decorated basement room -- created specifically for "entertaining" Rasputin.

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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #98 on: June 08, 2005, 02:24:04 PM »
These pictures Brian, they made the hairs stand up on the back of my neck.  They are the BEST yet!  Thank you so much for posting them.

I think I love pictures so much because my imagination seems to fail me when it comes to the fabulous palaces and the lives these people lived.  I just cannot picture it for myself.....and I will never make it there to see it for myself.

..Arleen


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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #99 on: June 09, 2005, 07:21:15 AM »
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These pictures Brian, they made the hairs stand up on the back of my neck.  They are the BEST yet!  Thank you so much for posting them.

I think I love pictures so much because my imagination seems to fail me when it comes to the fabulous palaces and the lives these people lived.  I just cannot picture it for myself.....and I will never make it there to see it for myself.

..Arleen




i'm exactly the opposite, but for the very same reasons....   i prefer floor plans because i enjoy creating the rooms in my head.    i like looking down into the house; in my mind's eye, i can see the various residents moving from room to room, living out their day...  (does that make any sense?).

there are, however, some buildings that absolutely draw me into them & (basically) envelope my interest.... this palace is THE foremost of those.   i love this place for many reasons.   and it makes me unbelievably sad to think that, realistically, i'll never see it....never be able to touch the stone, never be able to see if the smell of the actual building is anything close to what i imagine it to be (a mixture of wood oil, musty upholstry & drapes, whatever the workers had for lunch.... and Time).    

that's why the floorplans & images (old & new) are so important.   they give life to a part of history that i'll never witness.

okay.   now i'm depressed.
"when i die, i hope i go like my grandfather --
peacefully in my sleep; not screaming & in terror,
like the passengers in his car."

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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #100 on: June 09, 2005, 07:27:08 AM »
I was so happy to be able to tour this Palace.
Most interesting to me was the fact that Pavlova danced in their private theatre.

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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #101 on: June 09, 2005, 09:06:03 AM »
Brian,
That is exactly the way I felt about the Alexander Palace several years ago when I first discovered this site.  But oddly enough, I did get to Russia and visited the palace as well as the Moika Palace.  I never expected to go either, and then the stars aligned and I got to make the trip.  I wish so much I have learned since then, (like the floorplans of the palaces) had been more available to me so that I could have paid more attention to the layouts and be more helpful in updating and clarifying your plans.
However, what I really wanted to say is keep posting and believe that you can see these wonderfuly place in person, and it will happen.
Bob

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« Reply #102 on: June 09, 2005, 11:43:40 AM »
Not only Pavlova danced in this theater but all famous dancers and singers of Imperial Theaters, including Shalyapin.
I could advise to celebrate the New Year Eve in the Palace. It is very good .
Usually Temirkanov and his Orquestra participate in this celebration.

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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #103 on: June 26, 2005, 12:58:21 AM »
Yusupov palace back street side 21 DECEMBRISTS STREET

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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #104 on: August 27, 2005, 08:55:14 AM »
And also:

http://www.thestillwells.blogspot.com/

don't miss the beautiful bedchamber!
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