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Re: New pics AP & Park Oct '05
« Reply #30 on: December 05, 2005, 01:32:06 PM »
These are the ones with the face, but I see now that I was wrong. :-[ ::) :P ;)

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d179/Grand_Duchess_Romanov/CNV00023.jpg
Here you can see the whole face and body, looks like shes wearing a maids outfit and is rather chubby.

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d179/Grand_Duchess_Romanov/CNV00024.jpg

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d179/Grand_Duchess_Romanov/CNV00025.jpg

The reason why I think she hasnt moved is that Petrushka took the pics repeatedly.


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Re: New pics AP & Park Oct '05
« Reply #31 on: December 05, 2005, 04:05:56 PM »
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These are the ones with the face, but I see now that I was wrong. :-[ ::) :P ;)

The reason why I think she hasnt moved is that Petrushka took the pics repeatedly.
 



Sofi, I think these may be just unwashed windows, alas!  ;)  ;D

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Re: New pics AP & Park Oct '05
« Reply #32 on: December 05, 2005, 04:22:12 PM »
I agree with Helen. It's an optical illusion. Were it a real person, she'd have to be a giant! ;D

I don't know the dimensions , but I'm thinking I (at 5ft) would most likely reach the top of the second pane from the bottom (at best!)

This isn't to say I don't understand how you could "see" the "maid" in the first place. It is a really strange illusion that does look like it could be a ghost. :)

Thank you so much for sharing your photos, Petrushka! I visited in the summer of 2004 and your photos bring back many memories.

edited because I wrote down the wrong year. 2004 not 2005!
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Re: New pics AP & Park Oct '05
« Reply #33 on: December 07, 2005, 09:31:58 PM »
Hmm, personally I don't see even the smallest resemblance to a person...  :-/

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Re: New pics AP & Park Oct '05
« Reply #34 on: October 18, 2007, 05:48:28 AM »
Ãäå Èìïåð òðèö  õîòåë  ïîñò âèòü ï âèëüîí ñ ñôèíêñîì,  âòîð Êâ ðåíãè?
Where Empress wished to put pavilion with a sphynx, author Kvarengi?

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Re: New pics AP & Park Oct '05
« Reply #35 on: October 18, 2007, 10:36:58 AM »
Èíòåðåñåí è ïðîåêò Êâ ðåíãè äëÿ äîì  äëÿ ïîñë ííèê  Á â ðèè. Î÷åíü îí í ïîìèí åò ïåðåñòðîåííûé äîì í  Äâîðöîâîé óëèöå.
Project Kvarengi is interesting to the house for the envoy of Bavaria also. Very much it reminds the reconstructed house in Palace street.

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Re: New pics AP & Park Oct '05
« Reply #36 on: October 18, 2007, 10:40:32 AM »
À ïðîåêò ñ ñôèíêñ ìè î÷åíü ïîõîæ í  ïðîåêò õîëîäíûõ á íü è îòêðûòîé êóï ëüíè â ï ðêå, ê ê ð ííèé èëè ÷ ñòü åãî.

And the project with sphynxes is very similar to the project of cold baths and the open swimming bath in park, as early or his part.

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Re: New pics AP & Park Oct '05
« Reply #37 on: October 18, 2007, 01:37:06 PM »
http://pushkin-history.info/fotoalbom-old-1-/4211.html

Èíòåðåñí   êâ ðåëü Êâ ðåíãè ï âèëüîí  - óáîðíîé îêîëî äâîðö .
Water color Kvarengi of pavilion - is interesting to a lavatory about a palace.
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Re: New pics AP & Park Oct '05
« Reply #38 on: October 20, 2007, 08:07:18 AM »
Thank you so much for your generosity in sharing your photgraphs with us.  They are absolutely stunning.  The colours, moods, use of light and shade etc., in your photography has brought a fresh and vibrant dimension to the architecture and settings of these historic buildings that I haven't seen before.

For those of us who haven't made the trip ourselves, the views through your camera lens are the next best thing.

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Re: New pics AP & Park Oct '05
« Reply #39 on: October 27, 2007, 07:22:04 AM »
I do see the illusion of the maid, but I agree with Amy and Helen.  She would have to be a giant!

With optical illusions one either sees or doesnt see.  My son can not see the "man in the moon".  No mater how hard I try to point it out to him, it just isn't there for him.

I am so glad that those of you who have been able to take the trip can share your beautiful pictures.  Thank you.


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Re: New pics AP & Park Oct '05
« Reply #40 on: October 29, 2007, 01:28:56 PM »
Рñêîïêè íåìåöêîãî êë äáèù  îêîëî Àëåêñ íäðîâñêîãî äâîðö .
Excavation of a German cemetery nearby Aleksandrovskogo a palace.

http://pushkin-history.info/fotoalbom-old-1-/4785.html
http://pushkin-history.info/fotoalbom-old-1-/4787.html

Рñêîïêè íåìåöêîãî êë äáèù  îêîëî Åê òåðèíèíñêîãî äâîðö .
Excavation of a German cemetery nearby Ekaterininskogo a palace.

http://pushkin-history.info/fotoalbom-old-1-/4466.html
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Re: New pics AP & Park Oct '05
« Reply #41 on: October 30, 2007, 02:30:21 PM »
Geglov, thank you for posting these pictures.  Do you know anything about this excavation?  Did they find any bodies or anything?  The bottom right photograph shows on the left side what looks like a boot....but it may just be my imagination.

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Re: New pics AP & Park Oct '05
« Reply #42 on: October 30, 2007, 04:47:17 PM »
Îêîëî Åêàòåðèíèíñêîãî äâîðöà îêîëî 18, õîòÿ ñòàðîæèëû ãîâîðÿò - êðåñòû áûëè äî ìîñòà «Êàìåðîíà». Âî äâîðöå áûë ïîëåâîé ãîñïèòàëü.

Îêîëî Àëåêñàíäðîâñêîãî äâîðöà îêîëî 70-80, ñêîðåå âñåãî ìîãèëû äèâèçèè «ÑÑ Ïîëèöàé», ïîòîì óæå äðóãèõ ïîäõîðîíèëè.

Nearby ekaterininskogo a palace nearby 18 though old residents speak - crosses were up to bridge " Kamerona ". In a palace there was a field hospital.

Nearby Aleksandrovskogo a palace nearby 70-80, most likely tombs of a division « SS Policay 4 », then already others buried.

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Re: New pics AP & Park Oct '05
« Reply #43 on: October 31, 2007, 08:42:26 AM »
Hi all - ironic that I started this thread two years ago last week! I've just come back from my second trip to St Petersburg and spent a day at Tsarskoye. The very day we were there they were excavating the little flower bed in front of the AP.  I have photos which I'll get up in the next couple of days. They were indeed excavating the graves and had removed four or five sets of human remains whilst we were there.  I ventured to talk to the burly russians conducting the dig (they certainly didn't give the impression of archeologists!) - I kept asking if the remains were SS and indeed as everyone has always suggested they are.  One of the diggers even brought over an 'Erkennungsmarke' (a German dog-tag) on which you could make out some sort of name or regiment and the very clear 'SS' runes.  It also stated it was a Feldgendarmerie - military police unit.  Erkennungsmarkes are designed to be broken in two once the wearer is dead, so that one half remains with the body and the other is sent to the regiment HQ or similar to be recorded.  The one that he showed me had been split.
Anyway, the guys doing the digging were pulling out bones all over the place and putting the remians in blue plastic sacks - you'll see in the photos when I get them up.  There were a number of skulls etc.  I don't know whether the digging was purely to clear the ground for something else or a genuine excavation but I will say there wasn't a huge amount of respect being shown to the remains  --  although considering what the Nazi's (partcularly the SS) did to Russia and indeed the palaces themselves, I can't say I felt much sorrow!

I will get all my pictures up on photo-bucket or similar and post the link again.  There is a huge amount of work going on across the Catherine Palace and park - even the Turkish Bath is being completely renovated, but as usual the Alexander Palace is not going the same way.  No disrespect to all the great work Robert etc do, but the AP is (in my opinion) looking worse than it did when I was there two years ago.  Fortunately some work is taking place on the semi-circular hall roof, although as you'll see in the pics this seems to just be the removal of much of the roofing and its replacement with plastic sheeting!

Anyway I'll get all my photos up and everyone can judge for themselves. As always the AP was pretty quiet (the exhibition inside is improved from my last visit) the park was beautiful and the Feodorovsky Sobor is simply enchanting.  Nothing and no-where compares to the Alexander Park - I only wish I could spend more time there.

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Re: New pics AP & Park Oct '05
« Reply #44 on: October 31, 2007, 01:04:08 PM »
they certainly didn't give the impression of archeologists
Not the digger or archeologist! The cemetery worker.

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there wasn't a huge amount of respect being shown to the remains
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Orchestra?

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I will get all my pictures up on photo-bucket or similar
I hope you will be tactful. Please don`t play with bones.