ODE TO TSAREVICH ALEXEI

  “Why?! – a wild scream is blasting- Why did this lot fall on us ?! “- Because at Marxists’ feet Tsarevich Alexei fell in mud.. (By Gleb Gorbovsky)   To the Tsesarevich Alexei By Sergei Bekhteyev (Translated by Helen Azar) In the days of hopeless sorrow In the days…

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Tatiana in Oreanda

Grand Duchess Tatiana in Oreanda. From Tatiana Romanovs 1913 diary: “15 December. Sunday. Went to obednya in the morning. […] In the afternoon [we] took a walk, same as yesterday. Walked to Oreanda and from there walked on the horizontal path […] Had dinner 2 with Papa and Mama.” You can…

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TIME TRAVEL WITH ROMANOV FAMILY: CHILDREN’S ISLAND

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TIME TRAVEL WITH ROMANOV FAMILY: CHILDREN’S ISLAND

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Chidren’s Island in the 19th century

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The playhouse on the Children’s Island

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Across a canal from the west wing of the Alexander Palace is a tiny island – called the Children’s Island, complete with a miniature but fully real play house. The play house was originally built for the children of the first Tsar Nicholas in 1830, but was fully enjoyed by the last imperial children. The little island also contains a grave yard for the beloved imperial pets.

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Grand Duchess Tatiana near the Children’s Island

I tried to take a selfie in the same spot as Grand Duchess Tatiana

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Grand Duchesses Maria and Anastasia kayaking near the Children’s Island

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Grand Duchesses Olga and Tatiana at the pet graveyard on Children’s Island

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chidlren’s Island is just across the canal from the Alexander Palace

You don’t need a boat to cross the canal to the Children’s Island when the canal is frozen over.


You can see the layout of the Children’s Island in this video and its proximity to the palace (Copyright Helen Azar 2005).

Copyright Helen Azar 2016