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Tsarskoe Selo(Pushkin)
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Re: Tsarskoe Selo(Pushkin)
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2014, 10:05:07 AM »
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Re: Tsarskoe Selo(Pushkin)
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2014, 02:07:47 PM »
Is this 1 house?


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Re: Tsarskoe Selo(Pushkin)
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2014, 10:08:59 PM »
Yes, it is! It's Catherine Palace. It's magnificent, indeed!
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Re: Tsarskoe Selo(Pushkin)
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2014, 01:19:40 AM »
Absolutely gorgeous photos.  Thanks Regina  :)
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Re: Tsarskoe Selo(Pushkin)
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2014, 01:39:47 AM »
Bigdaddy, I didn't understand your question at first as there wasn't a picture under it. I thought, you were interested if that building is really so big. I am surprised, these aren't the right words, I am puzzled. This photo was taken by me, it's for sure,it can be easily checked.It is stored in flickr.com in my photostream. Of course, somebody else could take the same photo from the same place but at the same minute? It's impossible! I don't know where you got that photo.  ???
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Re: Tsarskoe Selo(Pushkin)
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2014, 01:53:54 AM »
Hello Regina.

I don't think that BigDaddy is stealing your photo. He copied it into the next post to ask if the building in that particular photo was one house.  :)


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Re: Tsarskoe Selo(Pushkin)
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2014, 02:11:05 AM »
Regina, beautiful photos! Thank you for sharing them with our readers.

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Re: Tsarskoe Selo(Pushkin)
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2014, 02:22:10 AM »
BigDaddy, the most previous palace that stood here was built by Catherine I as a summer palace but her daughter the Empress Elizabeth had it demolished and rebuilt. Completed in 1756, is measures 325 metres in length.

When Catherine the Great took over it already existed.  According to her diary, six previous palaces had stood on this spot but each was torn down and rebuilt to increasing grandeur. Catherine the Great added what are called the Agate Rooms, the royal apartments. Today the magnificent structure is a federal museum.

During the siege of Leningrad, Nazi troops destroyed the interior and it has been restored over time.