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Alexandra Nicholaevna Memorial
« on: November 15, 2005, 03:50:05 PM »
Can anyone tell me where Nicholas I's memorial to his daughter Alexandra Nicholaevna actually stood within the Alexander Park? What happened to the memorial and the statue of Alexandra? Does anyone have a picture of the statue itself? I know Bob has a picture of the memorial on the main part of this website.

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Re: Alexandra Nicholaevna Memorial
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2005, 04:23:35 PM »
There is a memorial bench with a small bust statue of Alexandra Nicholaevna in the lower park of Peterhof. Is this a copy of the one that was placed in the Alexander Park. I found a link with a picture of the statue at Peterhof (3rd down).

http://www.enlight.ru/camera/203/index_e.html
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Re: Alexandra Nicholaevna Memorial
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2005, 12:26:11 PM »
Peterhof. The Memorial Bench.


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Re: Alexandra Nicholaevna Memorial
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2005, 04:15:13 PM »
Why did they call it "the memorial bench"?

Did Alexandra Nikolayevna sit on it?

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Re: Alexandra Nicholaevna Memorial
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2006, 11:51:49 AM »
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Re: Alexandra Nicholaevna Memorial
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2006, 02:54:58 PM »
The shrine to Grand Duchess Alexandra Nicholaevna was created in the Alexander Park.   It was sited not far from the 'ideal' cottage she designed and her father had built - right at the water's edge of a nearby pond.

The shrine took the form of an Italian roadside shrine.   It was built of marble and inside stood a life-sized sculpture of the late Grand Duchess.   In her arms she cradled the baby she lost in childbirth and who was buried alongside her.  

Lining the walls inside the shrine were shelves where people could leave flowers in Adina's memory.

Sadly neither the shrine nor the cottage survived the Nazi occupation.

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Re: Alexandra Nicholaevna Memorial
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2006, 03:00:05 PM »
But WHERE in Alexander Park did the shrine stand?  

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Re: Alexandra Nicholaevna Memorial
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2007, 08:54:05 PM »
Another of Geglov's series of photographs c1930-1940 is this one of the shrine to GD Alexandra Nikolaevna:

http://pushkin-history.info/fotoalbom/111.html

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Re: Alexandra Nicholaevna Memorial
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2007, 09:49:50 AM »
The shrine to Grand Duchess Alexandra Nicholaevna was created in the Alexander Park.   It was sited not far from the 'ideal' cottage she designed and her father had built - right at the water's edge of a nearby pond.

The shrine took the form of an Italian roadside shrine.   It was built of marble and inside stood a life-sized sculpture of the late Grand Duchess.   In her arms she cradled the baby she lost in childbirth and who was buried alongside her.   

Lining the walls inside the shrine were shelves where people could leave flowers in Adina's memory.

Sadly neither the shrine nor the cottage survived the Nazi occupation.

tsaria

Thanks for that info. I clicked on the link and saw a picture of the statue of the Grand Duchess and the child who died with her, thanks also to the person who posted that. It was a very lovely statue, too bad it didn't survive, and also it looks very much like the Grand Duchess from photos I have seen of portraits of her. It was very accurate. What is also noticable is how much she looks like her father Tsar Paul in all her portraits and also this statue does as well, especially the face. It reminds me of portraits of her father as a young man. Where was Grand Duchess Alexandra buried does anyone know?

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Re: Alexandra Nicholaevna Memorial
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2009, 08:45:35 PM »
I know no one has posted in this topic for a long time, but I'm looking for a photo of the original Alexandra Nikolaevna statue, and the link on this page is dead.  If anyone can help me, please do.
Thank you very much.

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Re: Alexandra Nicholaevna Memorial
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2009, 07:38:32 PM »
Anyone at all?  Please?

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Re: Alexandra Nicholaevna Memorial
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2009, 08:11:46 PM »
This link has a picture of the pavilion in which the statue stood

http://www.alexanderpalace.org/palace/alexchapel.html

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Re: Alexandra Nicholaevna Memorial
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2009, 08:15:49 PM »
Thanks.  I saw the picture of the pavillion earlier, but I'm desperately searching for a picture of the statue itself--I'm writing a book about Alexandra Nikolaevna, and it would be really nice to see the original memorial.