The Winter Palace in St. Petersburg has been waiting to share its intimate details in English.
It is a story of a palace of immense size and of an Imperial family of immense wealth. It is a story of the daily public and intimate life in the palace that was loved and disdained and withstood decades of changes.
Friday, 16 September 2016
Nicholas II’s Curiosity - Fredensborg Palace, Denmark (4)
On Tuesday, September 7th, 1899 while on a visit to
Denmark, Nicholas II wrote “… Today, at last, my longstanding desire to visit
dear Fredensborg was realized … We looked over my well-known house, I all the
smallest things, each corner brought to mind the good old days of long ago … I
was so glad to show Fredensborg to Alix …”
Aerial View below of Fredensborg Slot
Nicholas and Prince Nicholas of Greece (below) visiting
Fredensborg on September 7th, 1899
Nicholas and Princess Victoria – September 7th, 1899
Was Nicholas ‘well-known house’ the Kancellihuset (photo
Or is Nicholas referring to Alexander III’s Kejserens
Villa (photo below)?
The Villa in
the park of Bernstorff Palace by Copenhagen (see below Jens Christian Eldal comment on the identification of the above villa).