You've probably been asked this before, but what are your favorite books about the Romanovs? I would love to read one.
Actually, no one has asked me that one before and I would be more than happy to share my ideas with you. As I said earlier to some of my followers, it’s quite easy to find a nice book about the Romanovs, whether searching through a local store/library or Amazon. Now, I personally don’t enjoy fiction books about the Imperial Family because they often twist historical events that are already so sad per se that messing with them just seems wrong to me. I want to learn as much as I can about Russia and the Romanov Dinasty by getting the facts straight instead of mixing all up in my head and confusing myself with things that never happened or that a friend of a friend of a friend said to person X who then decided to make a book, you know what I mean?
Leaving that aside behind, my fav book is definitely 'The Fate of the Romanovs' by Greg King and Penny Wilson. Right now I’m listening to the audiobook of ‘Nicholas and Alexandra’ by Robert K. Massie and I can tell you that it’s worth buying (the book I mean) if you ever have the opportunity :)
O Palácio de Alexandre é lembrado principalmente por ter sido a residência favorita de Nicolau II e da sua família. O palácio situa-se no Parque de Alexandre, em Czarskoe Selo, a 26 quilómetros de distância de São Petersburgo.
O Palácio de Alexandre foi mandado construir por Catarina, a Grande, para o seu neto, o futuro czar Alexandre I. Ela começou a planear o edifício quando ele era bastante novo e tinha a intenção de o oferecer quando ele se tornasse adulto. Ela gostava de discutir ideias sobre o palácio com o jovem Alexandre e convidava-o a fazer esboços com as suas próprias ideias.
O arquitecto escolhido para o palácio foi Giacomo Quarenghi que nasceu em Bergamo, Itália em 1744 e morreu em São Petersburgo em 1817. Desde que o arquitecto chegou à Rússia que a Czarina Catarina o contratou e financiou muitas das suas obras durante o seu reinado. Ele era um dos seus arquitectos favoritos. Ele era um mestre de desenho e produzia planos de sépia esplêndidos para o palácio que ainda existem hoje.
Originalmente, o Palácio de Alexandre, foi planeado para ser construído em São Petersburgo. Os primeiros esboços mostravam claramente a intenção de uma obra urbana, com um maior ornamento na fachada e um complexo planeamento do interior. A certa altura, Catarina decidiu construi-lo em Czarskoe Selo e simplificou o plano.
One of the most famous items in the Formal reception room was a Gobeliens tapestry of Marie Antoinette - a copy after Madame Vigee-Lebrun made in 1887. This tapestry was a gift of the French President Lebrun to Alexandra, who was a collector of Marie Antoinette’s personal things. The Empress was quite interested in the tragic Queen of France and read a lot about her. When she and Nicholas visited France prior to his coronation Alexandra had been invited by the French president to stay in Marie-Antoinette’s rooms at Versailles. After the 1917 revolution this tapestry was used by museum guides as an unlucky talisman foretelling Alexandra’s fate. While this may seem appropriate to us today at the time no one suspected the fate that awaited Alexandra and the gift was never thought to have been inappropriate. In 1895 Nicholas and Alexandra’s future seemed bright and positive.
Oh, you are so good to make this beautiful job♥ the tour is amazing, I would love to give you a big hug hahaha, your blog make me really happy, I enjoy every part of it.
I’m glad you like it. Well, I’m not actually having all the work since the pics are already well organized and tagged over at AP Time Machine Forum, but I like to add a few things here and there to make it even more fun. And just so you know, I’m hugging you back :)