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Offline macristo

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« Reply #240 on: October 25, 2009, 06:37:03 PM »
Nena, many thanks for your answer. I will follow your advice. Thanks a lot!!!!

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« Reply #241 on: November 04, 2009, 08:19:07 AM »
Okay, I'm not trying to spam the forum with this, but I think there were 3 threads this video is particularly relevant to, especially this one!

Here is a YouTube video by me of photos and footage I collected while touring Alexander Palace. I photographed all the rooms open to the public, and explanations for them are in the video, so you won't get confused. I know that the information is accurate because I had a map, and was reading the wall signs as I toured.

Hope you enjoy!

AP Interior, and a bit of exterior/park/restoration:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KW302jGgHwE

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« Reply #242 on: November 04, 2009, 08:40:02 AM »
Thanks for that. I never had a clear idea before of where all the displays of clothing and toys were located.
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« Reply #243 on: November 04, 2009, 09:45:09 AM »
Thanks for the video. My question is, why did they paint it white? The front looks like it. I hope it stays yellow, I like that color better.

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« Reply #244 on: November 04, 2009, 10:04:08 AM »
Thanks for the video. My question is, why did they paint it white? The front looks like it. I hope it stays yellow, I like that color better.

It's probably a temporary step in the restoration process.
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« Reply #245 on: November 04, 2009, 04:23:02 PM »
Yes. I painted the barn this summer (lol I'm a hick) and we first painted it with a white primer. Then went over it in red. The primer is designed to protect the building from the elements, as well as preserve longer the red color. I think they're doing a more professional form of that to AP.

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« Reply #246 on: November 05, 2009, 01:16:14 PM »
At first I was surprised to see the facade painted white, but then I realized that it must be a primer, as you said. I'm relieved that they're going to that effort, since I had just assumed they'd paint directly over the old yellow and white. This reassures me that they're taking this more seriously and the restoration will probably last much longer than if they'd done it the quicker way. I can't wait to see what it looks like when everything is completed! Does anyone have any idea how long it will take?

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« Reply #247 on: November 09, 2009, 10:08:33 AM »
Does anyone know if there is some sort of "watch dog' representing the Palace Museums in Russia ? Some person who scrutinises the sale catalogues of the auction houses in Europe and America for things which were possibly looted by the Germans and Soviets ?
I often see amazing Russian things in catalogues. ( I am not mentioning names ). Some of these articles are of palace quality, and I wonder sometimes if they were stolen during the war.
Is someone in Russia  keeping an eye open for its lost treasures ?. The wonderful things Mr Stalin "sold" to fund his reign of terror on the Russian people ?
Of course such items would have to be bought back, either by some oligarch. or the Russian Palace it was looted from.
I dont think they would just be handed back. The plundered art of World War ll, when not handed back, as was the case between Germany and Russia, has been a major bone of contention ever since.
So anything short of a successful bid at an auction would be the only way to get them back. ( The Faberge Eggs are a perfect example)
of course Russia and Germany are equally guilty of plundering, despite the fact that both countries are pleading victims. Two wrongs do not make a right.
I wonder how many people have tables and chairs and other objects from the Alexander Palace in their living rooms ? ( Both in Russian and Germany ).   
They will never find their rightful place in the reception Room of Alexandra, or in the Study of Alexander lll in the Anitchov.  Or Gatchina, which was left with so little after the war. 

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Re: Alexander Palace interiors
« Reply #248 on: November 09, 2009, 07:05:11 PM »
Okay, I'm not trying to spam the forum with this, but I think there were 3 threads this video is particularly relevant to, especially this one!

Here is a YouTube video by me of photos and footage I collected while touring Alexander Palace. I photographed all the rooms open to the public, and explanations for them are in the video, so you won't get confused. I know that the information is accurate because I had a map, and was reading the wall signs as I toured.

Hope you enjoy!

AP Interior, and a bit of exterior/park/restoration:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KW302jGgHwE

Lovely Video! It's great to see the Palace again since I've left.
I've noticed though that Alexei's Bear is missing in the children's room.

I composed a similar walkthrough of part of the Alexander Palace on my blog while I was in Russia. For those interested, you can see it here

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Re: Alexander Palace interiors
« Reply #249 on: November 10, 2009, 05:28:01 PM »
Laura, that is an excellent blog! Thank you.

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« Reply #250 on: November 10, 2009, 09:52:47 PM »
Laura, that is an excellent blog! Thank you.

Hi Laura:  I digested your entire blog and I felt like I was actually there.  You can take the most interesting candid photos and your comments are succinct and intriguing
All the best for  your journey.

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« Reply #251 on: November 11, 2009, 07:29:17 AM »
Thanks Laura very good article.

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Re: Alexander Palace interiors
« Reply #252 on: November 17, 2009, 09:44:14 AM »
Great work to everyone! I don't have enough time for leisure actally however it is still a pleasure to discover some iterestings posts as it is the case here....The restoration is expected to revive the luxurious image that had the palace there is only a century!

Thanks to everyone!

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« Reply #253 on: November 28, 2009, 10:17:01 AM »
Some great news!!

the former staterooms of the Alexander Palace will open to the public in 2010!

Forum Discussion - http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php?topic=14298.0
News Link - http://www.angelfire.com/pa/ImperialRussian/news/59news.html
Download the video clip for your iPod or Computer - http://media.ntv.ru/news/spb/20091112/NTV_CH6_1211_1830_ALEXDV_T170.mp4

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« Reply #254 on: January 08, 2012, 05:20:17 PM »
The State Museum Preserve of Tsarskoye Selo recently purchased a porcelain cat formerly housed in the Alexander Palace. According to the Tsarskoye Selo website, the cat was a Christmas gift belonging to Empress Alexandra Feodorovna. According to the auction house website, the price realized for the cat was  2, 725, 500 rubles or approx $85,000 dollars.

http://eng.tzar.ru/info/info-events/title/?id=3024

http://auction-house.ru/en/lot/4453