Wandering Camera

Album 44
(Translated by Svetlana Guzeeva)


Let's continue our journey around Tavrichesky palace…


jun16_08a.jpg (20032 bytes) Now we're standing at the exit from the Dome hall - chandelier relates now to the Catherine's.

Before moving further, I want to draw your attention to the wall between the columns. At first there was no any wall at all, and all halls of the palace could be seen through.

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Catherine's (the Column) hall. Presence of people in the shots gives the idea of its huge size (75x15 meters). Quite a few candles were necessary here in the time of Potyomkin.. (there were as many as 56 chandeliers then)
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Chandelier in the same hall (netting here is probably for the reason to secure those walking under it :) Painting of XIX century is under the ceiling.
jun16_44.jpg (29040 bytes) A successful combination of chandeliers and columns again
This hospitable window leaf opens on the Duma hall - where Winter garden used to be. But before going into the hall, let's go out to take the air (it can be useful sometimes when it's +30C). But this time we'll go into the courtyard. jun16_57.jpg (21614 bytes)
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In this and the following shots one can see that part of Tavrichesky garden which is closed for visitors - on the side of the palace which is opposite to the front.
It rained for a while.. There is Ministerial Pavilion in a distance among the trees. jun16_49.jpg (51747 bytes)
jun16_33a.jpg (39855 bytes) From the other side..
One more nook of this part of the garden. Let's return into the palace though.. jun16_30a.jpg (46507 bytes)
jun16_72.jpg (42576 bytes) The Duma hall. Winter garden used to be here before - there were no walls (except outward), only columns used to be there. In the middle there was a rotunda supporting the ceiling, and all the year round flowers and trees grew on the artificial mounds instead of arm-chairs. Then all that was destroyed (before revolution yet, by the order of Nikolay the II), walls were erected and it was reconstructed as a meeting hall.
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I couldn't remain indifferent to the lamps and chandeliers. I agree it's quite obvious :) jun16_75.jpg (46399 bytes)
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...though, I guess armchairs looked somewhat different before. jun16_53.jpg (32752 bytes)
jun17_61.jpg (45129 bytes) And the Dome hall again - combination of antiquity and contemporaneity.

Of course, we didn't touch upon many things here. And firstly, the multitude of beautiful rooms where different committees meet. However, somehow or other, I think that I've given at least the general idea of the Tavrichesky palace beauty..


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