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Re: Emigre life in Harbin 1920's, for my Grandma
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2006, 10:32:04 AM »
Yes, please post more, I very much enjoyed them. It is true that this forum is a very great place, the best on the web.

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Re: Emigre life in Harbin 1920's, for my Grandma
« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2006, 11:40:13 AM »
the family's a bit on the dark side. are they 100% russian or is there some mixing?

Random question: to upload pictures, is the only way to do it to upload from the computer to the internet and from the internet to here? i didn't see any option to uplaod straight from my computer to the forum.

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Re: Emigre life in Harbin 1920's, for my Grandma
« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2006, 03:10:18 PM »
Excuse me! :o

Not sure what you mean?

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Re: Emigre life in Harbin 1920's, for my Grandma
« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2006, 12:55:21 AM »
i'm not really sure how else to ask the question. I wasn't being offensive. i was just wondering if there was any mixing because they seem to be a little bit on the darker side (like italians or something).

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Re: Emigre life in Harbin 1920's, for my Grandma
« Reply #19 on: June 06, 2006, 09:23:08 AM »
GuangZhou, China
2006.06.06

Privet Yurichka!

I can't believe that I am seeing these pictures!  How wonderful.

You may wish to peruse the wonderful www.rusharbin.com which is maintained by one of the emigres still living in Harbin.

As someone who has lived in Harbin recently and who adores Harbin, I can identify some of these buildings for you.

A.  The two gentlemen sitting in front of a long road that leads to a Victoria looking summer building...that was the Harbin Swimming and Yacht Club...that building still exists today and serves much of the same purpose.

B.  The Bridge over the Synagura River was destroyed by the Japanese during the War and has since been rebuilt.  It looks remarkably like the original.

C.  I believe, but I am not 100% sure, yet still I am sure, that the WONDERFUL picture of your grandmother and her friends taken together was taken in front of the doors of one of the two "pravoslavnii gimansii" that existed in Harbin.  Most likely it was the No. 2 Gimnasia and this school today is the Harbin Senior Middle for the Nationalities (the building still exists).

D.  When I asked some of my "harbintzii" colleagues to look at the picture, they, on the other hand, think it  it appears to be the Rectory of the Pokrov Church, 266 Dongdazhi Street, Harbin.  The Pokrov Church was also known as the Ukranian Church.  Was your babushka Russian or Ukranian or might she have come from that part of the Empire?

E.  The railroad yard which built and repaired those wonderful steam locomotives (and all of their succesors) in Harbin only very, very recently stopped manufacturing the steam locomotive series that was lanced after the War.  It still exists and one can actually see some of these locomotives in the yard.  They were gradually withdrawn from MOST passenger and freight service in and around Harbin but they are still in use some parts of Inner Mongolia.

F.  The picture of those two houses in the country set back on a parcel is, in my opinion, in the Daoli District of Modern Harbin, on Youyi Road.  This was a part of the city set aside for those Russians who arrived in the 1920s  and it was located near the most wonderful Annunciation Church, a church built entirely of wood which existed until 1976 and which no longer exists for reasons well known.

This is wonderful, just wonderful...

I look forward to any other pictures that you might have.

And frankly, your grandmother definitely was a truly a "dama" - bezuslovna...

Great..

Thank again.

Alex P.


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Re: Emigre life in Harbin 1920's, for my Grandma
« Reply #20 on: June 14, 2006, 08:16:45 PM »
Hi Alex P

Thanks for the Info on the settings..

I just got back for a vacation in europe..But I'll get some better scan of some of the buildings,

I love to get any infoe on the areas my Grandparents once lived.

Grandma was Russian and did attend the school you mentioned.

Thanks
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George

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Re: Emigre life in Harbin 1920's, for my Grandma
« Reply #21 on: August 23, 2006, 08:47:58 AM »
The family certainly looks Russian to me, and those are lovely pictures.