Friday, 23 December 2016

Merry Christmas from Canada!

Merry Christmas from Canada!

A gift for all my friends and wonderful readers!


A c1850 photograph (below) of the northwest corner of the Winter Palace, facing the Admiralty, showing the three floors of the rooms of Nicholas I and Empress Alexandra.  Do you see the entrance leading to the basement that led to Nicholas I small study on the 1st floor?


4 comments:

  1. Thank you!
    I see the entrance to Nicholas I study and I also see what look to be curtains on the windows?
    Once again Merry Christmas.
    Ghostie x.

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  2. The window to the right of entrance is Nicholas's lower study #17 and did not have the awnings as his daughters' rooms to the left.

    Note the balcony on the 2nd floor - the door is the same that Nicholas II's desk faced in his private study.

    I adore this photo that has led me to further investigate obscure details!

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  3. Now that I've had a really good look at the picture, I can see that the 3rd floor has no awnings and the window on the 2nd floor, second from the left hand side of the picture doesn't have one either, is there any reason for that ? .
    Nicholas I balcony on the 3rd floor, does it have a door way out?
    I've found that, wither it be looking at the water colours of the rooms or photos, I am almost always lead to more investigations, this is why I love The Winter Palace, it has so many secrets and hidden little gems and I have to say I've become very addicted to it!
    Ghostie x.

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  4. I too am curious why the 2nd floor (2nd from left) window of the study of Empress Alexandra has no awning!

    The 3rd floor balcony did have a door - I need to check if it is this Admiralty side or Neva side. I have photos c1930s-40s of the balcony door of NII's 2nd fl still there but the 3rd floor balcony was plastered and restored earlier.

    I love the passion for research, the eureka moments of discovering the hidden!

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