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Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
« Reply #120 on: January 10, 2010, 04:03:52 PM »
Violetta, where do you get all your information?  I've been researching Grand Duchess Alexandra for quite some time, but info is hard to come by; do you have any sources you'd be willing to share?  Thanks.

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« Reply #121 on: January 10, 2010, 04:20:57 PM »
Violetta, where do you get all your information?  I've been researching Grand Duchess Alexandra for quite some time, but info is hard to come by; do you have any sources you'd be willing to share?  Thanks.

I visited kadriog palace in april 2009. i posted some pictures of the palace in the appropiate thread. if you go to OTHER PALACES, there is a special thread devoted to kadriog palace in tallinn.i also posted  some pictues of the palace.you will find other pictures there, too. it`s not a long thread. if you want, i`ll try to post more pictures, i`ll check what i have. as for info on alexandra nicolaevna, there isn`t a lot of info on her. memories of her sister olga might help you.if you read russian, i can give you the source.

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Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
« Reply #122 on: January 10, 2010, 04:33:17 PM »
Violetta, where do you get all your information?  I've been researching Grand Duchess Alexandra for quite some time, but info is hard to come by; do you have any sources you'd be willing to share?  Thanks.

I visited kadriog palace in april 2009. i posted some pictures of the palace in the appropiate thread. if you go to OTHER PALACES, there is a special thread devoted to kadriog palace in tallinn.i also posted  some pictues of the palace.you will find other pictures there, too. it`s not a long thread. if you want, i`ll try to post more pictures, i`ll check what i have. as for info on alexandra nicolaevna, there isn`t a lot of info on her. memories of her sister olga might help you.if you read russian, i can give you the source.

there is also a thread o the 3 daughtes of nikolay 1:olga, maria and alexandra. you might find something interesting there

http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php?topic=13987.30

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Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
« Reply #123 on: January 10, 2010, 06:16:45 PM »
Were there any books on the daughters of Nicholas I ?

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Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
« Reply #124 on: January 10, 2010, 06:18:57 PM »
I have yet to come across one; maybe you'll read my book about Alexandra when it's published  ;)  By the way, thank you, violetta!

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Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
« Reply #125 on: January 11, 2010, 04:50:29 AM »
Were there any books on the daughters of Nicholas I ?


I don't know any book, but in the book Alexandra, Empress of Russia by August Theodor von Grimm, there is a whole chapter about Alexandra Nikolaievna. It tells about her personality, her disposition, her relationship with her family and her husband and her death.

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Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
« Reply #126 on: January 11, 2010, 11:20:12 AM »
Dru, do you speak and read russian?

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« Reply #127 on: January 11, 2010, 12:49:28 PM »
Dru, do you speak and read russian?


Hi there,
I'm not what you could call fluent, but I know enough Russian to get by.  Why do you ask? 

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Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
« Reply #128 on: January 11, 2010, 03:00:06 PM »
Is the book in German or Russian ?

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Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
« Reply #129 on: January 11, 2010, 06:59:23 PM »
Alexandra Feodorovna, Empress of Russia was originally written in German, but was translated to English by a Lady Wallace.  You can read it at http://books.google.com.  Search for "August Theodor von Grimm."
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Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
« Reply #130 on: January 12, 2010, 03:42:56 AM »
Dru, do you speak and read russian?


Hi there,
I'm not what you could call fluent, but I know enough Russian to get by.  Why do you ask? 


i asked you about your russian because in the internet there are memories of alexaxandra`s sister, olga of wurtemberg. they are in russian so russian is obviously necessary
here is the link
http://www.dugward.ru/library/olga_nick.html

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Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
« Reply #131 on: January 12, 2010, 11:33:21 AM »
I did came across information of Olga in German and got some translated. She was more written about at least in German since she was Queen of Wurttemburg.

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Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
« Reply #132 on: January 12, 2010, 02:18:32 PM »
Dru, do you speak and read russian?


Hi there,
I'm not what you could call fluent, but I know enough Russian to get by.  Why do you ask? 


i asked you about your russian because in the internet there are memories of alexaxandra`s sister, olga of wurtemberg. they are in russian so russian is obviously necessary
here is the link
http://www.dugward.ru/library/olga_nick.html

Thank you very much, violetta!

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Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
« Reply #133 on: February 19, 2010, 06:51:36 PM »


Not a new picture, but the quality is excellent.

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Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
« Reply #134 on: July 01, 2010, 11:40:41 PM »
Alexandra's portrait. This is a copy from the one made by Christina Robertson. Now in Pavlovsk.





Alexandra's husband, Prince Frederick William of Hesse-Cassel ("Fritz"), 1843





A marble bust of Adini






Alexandra's room in The Cottage. Here in the summer of 1843, she spent her happiest days, because of her meeting and subsequent betrothal to "Fritz". You can see his portrait on the table.






Her room in Tsarkoe Selo, and again you can see portrait of Fritz on an easel. The inscription says: "My room in Tsarskoe Selo. 16 October".






The marble bench in Peterhof, constructed as a memorial to ALexandra. Unknown artist, 1845