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Private Apartments in Moika Palace of the Yusupovs
« on: April 01, 2007, 10:08:32 PM »

i know asking about any ground-floor plan of the Moika residence would be redundant, so i'll ask a different question:

does anyone have any fotos of Feliks & Irina's private apartments?   i've found one or two (i believe i posted them at the time), but have been unable to find anything else....   eg: Feliks' study, Irina's Silver Boudoir, Feliks' bathing pool etc.

here's another question along the same lines:   why doesn't anyone ever seem to take fotos of F & I's rooms while touring the palace?  (or if they do, why don't they ever post them?)     the only ones that i find are the same ones, over & over & over.


i believe the website http://yusupov-palace.ru has "wraparound" images of the rooms i'm referring to, but those images can't be viewed on a mac.   :(


any suggestions (& otherwise) is greatly appreciated.
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Re: Private Apartments in Moika Palace of the Yusupovs
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2007, 06:44:32 AM »
It's not just macs, I have a PC and  can't see them either :'(There's something to click to download a plug in for IE or Netscape but they don't work for me. Can anyone get the pics and upload them to photobucket and post them so we can all see? I'd do it if I could. Thanks.

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Re: Private Apartments in Moika Palace of the Yusupovs
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2007, 11:56:28 AM »
I was able to view the images which are basically a virtual tour of the rooms. I wish you guys could see them. I was able to view rooms I had never seen before and I must thank Brian for the link.

I tired to save some images but I wasn't able to save any :-\

Irina's bedroom looks rather plain when compared to Zenaida's bedroom, but at the same time, it looks like it has been through some rough times. There's very little furniture, and appears to be only a room with information and pictures posted. Perhaps they are still working on restoring it?

I have a question though. Almost all of the private chambers are on the first floor except for Zenaida's bedroom which is on the second floor next to the Tapestry Parlor (a very impressive room I might add). Why is Zenaida's so apart from the rest of the family?

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Re: Private Apartments in Moika Palace of the Yusupovs
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2007, 05:53:52 PM »
I was able to view the images which are basically a virtual tour of the rooms. I wish you guys could see them. I was able to view rooms I had never seen before and I must thank Brian for the link.

you're very welcome   :)


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Why is Zenaida's so apart from the rest of the family?

i don't think it is, really.   her husband's bedroom (Feliks sr.) is directly below hers.  it isn't furnished as one -- it's furnished more like a dining room -- but has a somewhat elaborate wooden staircase in the room itself that connects with her bedroom.    Feliks jr. chose rooms on the other side of the palace for himself & Irina because, being newlyweds, they wanted an "establishment" of their own.   people have speculated as to why he & Irina didn't move into one of the family's other palaces in St. Petersburg.    i've always thought it was because none of the others were grand enough.   but that's just my opinion.


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the rooms i've wanted to see from (from the various "virtual" angles) are:

25. Silver Boudoir
26. I. Yusupova's bedroom
27. F. Yusupov's swimming pool
28. F. Yusupov's Grand Drawing Room
29. Small Ballroom
30. Assassination of Gregory Rasputin recreation exhibit

that last one (# 30), is in the basement dining room & Feliks jr.'s study in the corner of the ground floor (it has windows that look out onto the Moika & one window that looks out onto what is now more of a "sideyard" (i think there's a children's playground there now) ) but is the place where Rasputin actually died....or was shot, anyway.



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there's a wonderful application for mac OSX called "capture me" 
http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/15496

it's rather useless for the yusupov-palace.ru website, but maybe there's a pc equivalent?   if the palace website were mac friendly, you'd simply enter one of the virtual rooms, look around, find the angle or view you'd like to capture, place the transparent capture window over the window showing the virtual room, point & click.     and voila!     there, on your desktop, is a pic of whatever you wanted in jpeg (or ping, or bmp) format.
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