Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Panorama of the Emperor’s Hidden Toilet in the Winter Palace

After the 1837 fire, Nicholas I suite of rooms were reconstructed on the 3rd floor of the Winter Palace. Next to the Study (390) with windows facing the Admiralty was the Dressing Room (389). The walls were painted blue. The ceiling decoration has been preserved.

Photographs (below) of the former Dressing Room and ceiling
 



Opposite the window on the other side of the room is the alcove. On the right is the hidden door to the toilet (below).
 


Photograph (below) of the toilet in the Farm Palace, Peterhof
 

In 1841 Nicholas ordered that in his dressing room ‘a painting of a grenadier be inserted in the frame of the mahogany door’.

Panorama (link below) of the former Dressing Room restored by the Hermitage Museum


1 comment:

  1. I wouldn't have known that door was there if you hadn't pointed it out. Were there doors for toilets in all the rooms?
    Ghostie x

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