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Re: Floorplans of the Alexander Palace
« Reply #300 on: January 30, 2006, 01:25:02 PM »
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BTW, this plan was part of the travelling exhibit that was at Newark NJ, where I saw it about a year ago.

I have the catalog for that exhibit. I will check and see if the plan is any larger in that book. (The one I posted came from Toys of the Tsar's Children.)
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Re: Floorplans of the Alexander Palace
« Reply #301 on: January 30, 2006, 02:22:22 PM »
The book that I bought at the exhibit does not contain this plan, though it was on exhibition.

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Re: Floorplans of the Alexander Palace
« Reply #302 on: February 03, 2006, 01:03:24 PM »
Many Quarenghi`s drafts were published by his son in Italy in 1821. I think it`s possible to find the album: Fabriche e disegni di Giacomo Quarenghi architetto di S. M. l`imperatore di Russia cavaliere di Malta e di s. Walodimiro illustrate del cav. Gulio suo figlio. Milano. Presso Paolo Antonio Tosi MDCCCXXI.


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Re: Floorplans of the Alexander Palace
« Reply #303 on: February 03, 2006, 03:18:06 PM »
if you need a translation, just ask. But nothing particularly interesting is written.

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Re: Floorplans of the Alexander Palace
« Reply #304 on: February 17, 2006, 02:21:29 PM »
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Re: Floorplans of the Alexander Palace
« Reply #305 on: February 17, 2006, 02:40:33 PM »
While undoubtedly a beautiful photo, one cannot help but notice the sharp contrast in conditions between the left and right wings of the palace.  :'(
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Re: Floorplans of the Alexander Palace
« Reply #306 on: March 20, 2006, 11:01:40 PM »
AP Plan according to the northern orientation

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Re: Floorplans of the Alexander Palace
« Reply #307 on: April 15, 2006, 08:41:34 PM »
O.k., I know I have come late to this discussion and that I have nothing to contribute to it except a very big BRAVO to Vladimir, Sarushka, BobC and all who contributed to considerably expand my knowledge of life in the palace. I have just discovered it but wow am I happy I did. I have not been this impressed in a long time. I am so impressed, I have been spending my day pondering what I have just read.

Being not particularly knowledgeable of royal life in general, I had no idea of the beehive-like operations going on in the basement of the palace, while NAOTMAA lived their serene, monotonous life upstairs. It's like the operations of a huge, five-star hotel that caters to exclusively seven people. I was anxiously looking forward to Greg King's "Court" to learn about the daily functioning of the palace. But with this discussion a huge gap has been filled.

The floorplans have also been most illuminating. I did not have a clear idea of the size of the palace, even though I have actually been there and have taken the tour on the first floor (in 2004).  I guess I am a bit spacially challenged, since the rooms looked smaller than the measurements given on the floorplans.

Anyways, great site, great board, great discussion. Millions of thanks.
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Re: Floorplans of the Alexander Palace
« Reply #308 on: April 15, 2006, 09:57:15 PM »
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The floorplans have also been most illuminating. I did not have a clear idea of the size of the palace, even though I have actually been there and have taken the tour on the first floor (in 2004).  I guess I am a bit spacially challenged, since the rooms looked smaller than the measurements given on the floorplans.

Anyways, great site, great board, great discussion. Millions of thanks.
Yoyo

I'm glad you found this thread so helpful. This is not your fault however. Due to World War II and the occupation of the Russian Navy, the layout of the first floor of the wing was altered, making rooms generally smaller. Many of the walls are not in their original locations, such as the walls of the Maple Room and the Mauve Boudoir. It's not you Yoyo.  ;)
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Re: Floorplans of the Alexander Palace
« Reply #309 on: April 22, 2006, 05:31:26 PM »
I have been impressed to put it mildly by the excellent information in this particular thread. Is there any similar information on the floorplans for the Winter Palace of Catherines time?

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Re: Floorplans of the Alexander Palace
« Reply #310 on: April 27, 2006, 07:01:35 PM »
Hello!
     This section on the Alexander Palace floor plans is MARVELLOUS!  I am as happy as a clam---here I have answers to a lifetime of questions!  Thank you to all who do this amazing work.  I hope this info stays posted always!

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Re: Floorplans of the Alexander Palace
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Re: Floorplans of the Alexander Palace
« Reply #312 on: November 12, 2008, 07:59:24 AM »
Reco -- do those plans show the lower floor of the private wing before N&A remodeled Quarenghi's concert hall?
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Re: Floorplans of the Alexander Palace
« Reply #313 on: November 12, 2008, 07:00:01 PM »
Sarushka,

The plan of 1-st floor of a palace from P.Neelova's albums. A photo from A.N.Petrova's book of 1964.

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Re: Floorplans of the Alexander Palace
« Reply #314 on: March 21, 2009, 12:06:15 AM »
Any photos of the slide hall?

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