Wednesday, 26 July 2017
Panorama of the Gothic Drawing Room
On the wintry afternoon of February 26th 1898, a two-year old toddled beside her papa from the day-nursery, smiling up at the cupids and ran to the mountain slide. The toddler was Grand Duchess Olga and her papa was Nicholas II.
The children’s rooms on the 1st floor of the Winter Palace were designed in 1839 for Nicholas I’s teenage daughters; seventeen-year old Olga and fourteen-year old Alexandra.
Fifty-five years later the rooms became the nursery for Nicholas II and Alexandra’s daughters.
From the Anteroom (11) you enter the large Gothic Drawing Room (12) where the mountain slide was in 1898 and then the Cupids Drawing Room (13).
3D Panorama (link below) of the Gothic Drawing Room
Photograph (below) of the Gothic Drawing Room looking towards the door to the Anteroom (11)