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Old 11-29-2014, 03:45 PM
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You didn't answer my query regarding your observation of the Castle of Mey.

[B]"Russinaness" of the Castle of Mey? Explain, please.


Hi Lady Nimue - I meant the Winter Palace's Russianess - and that of all the castles and palaces I visited, this, the Winter Palace and the Queen Mother's Castle of Mey were the two that I valued the most.

Perhaps because of their remoteness and that they were not on my radar as much as for example, Hampton Court Palace and Windsor Castle - which were wonderful to see - but they really impressed me, and are at opposite ends of the scale.

The Winter Palace so big and opulent, the Castle of Mey, although a castle, so much a home, and a welcoming and comfortable one at that.

The Castle of Mey has it's Orkney weaved chair and peat fires - a very distinctive smell.

Sorry for the confusion - and I see now I had a typo too.
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Thank you for sharing the photos Sun Lion, they are beautiful.
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Winter promenade in the Romanovs' residence Tsarskoe Selo

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https://ru-royalty.livejournal.com/2987232.html

The above by duchcesselisa contains photos and pictures of the Romanov family in palaces/mansions in Crimea such as Livadia and Abbas-Tuman .
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Winter promenade in the Romanovs' residence Tsarskoe Selo

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So beautiful! The pictures are exquisite. I especially love the snow pictures.
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Simply magnificent ,drone footage of the Peterhof Palace.

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Old 04-08-2016, 06:34 PM
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Thanks for the link!
The Romanovs definitely knew how to choose architects to build/reconstruct magnificent residences.
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They had no budgets. The people lived in hovels and they lived in splendor.
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It should be noted that most of the palaces in St Petersburg that exist today aren't the originals but are reproductions or rebuilds from ruins undertaken by the Soviets after the Nazis basically looted and destroyed them during WWII.

The Soviets used similar tactics to the Romanovs to rebuild with no concern for workers safety or rights.

They are magnificent buildings but, like all the palaces over Europe, built on the backs of the workers who had no safety standards and many died building all of them - not just the Russians.
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Gatchina Palace was built in 1766 to 1781.
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What an interesting story! Loved it! Thank you for posting it.
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Rare photos of the Imperial residence right before the Revolution of 1917

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