Wednesday, 6 June 2018
Empress Alexandra in the Photographic Pavilion, Tsarskoe Selo
In the Alexander Palace on Wednesday May 20th 1898 Nicholas II noted that after ‘lunch with Uncle Misha [son of Nicholas I], we had photos taken in Hahn’s pavilion in the park’.
Photographs (below) of Empress Alexandra with Hahn’s backdrop
The Lamsky Pavilion in the Alexander Park of Tsarskoe Selo was built in the early 1820s as a stable for llamas from South America, a gift to Alexander I.
Painting c1850 (below) of the Lamsky Pavilion
In the early 1860s, the architect Monighetti restored the pavilion. A photography studio was constructed above a shed and stairs led to its laboratory in the tower.
Photographs c1930s (below) of the Lamsky Pavilion
Map (below) of the Alexander Park [Lamsky Pavilion left of the Arsenal #12]
Aerial (below) of the Lamsky Pavilion and restoration work