The Catherine Palace is a Rococo palace located in the town of Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin), 25 km southeast of St. Petersburg.
It was the summer residence of the Russian tsars.
(L) Admiralteyskiy prospekt (R) Moskovskiye Vorota square
It is necessary to do to south towards the Pulkovo Airport. There are many condominiums along the highway.
The Catherine Palace is named after Catherine I, the wife of Peter the Great, who ruled Russia for two years after her husband's death.
Originally, a modest two-storey building commissioned by Peter for Catherine in 1717, the Catherine Palace owes its awesome
grandeur to their daughter, Empress Elizabeth, who chose Tsarskoe Selo as her chief summer residence. Starting in 1743,
the building was reconstructed by four different architects, before Bartholomeo Rastrelli, Chief Architect of the Imperial Court,
was instructed to redesign completely the building on a scale to rival Versailles.
(L) Many tourists were waiting for permission to entry. Catherine Palace limits the time of an individual visitor.
An individual visitor with tickets: noon to 2 pm and 4 to 6 pm. All other times are reserved for organized groups.
Admission fee: 320 Rubles per person
(R) Orchestra welcomed visitors at the entrance of the palace.
Admission ticket to the Catherine Palace
Map of the Tsarskoye Selo area in 1858
(L) Catherine Palace & Cameron Gallery (R) The main entrance to Catherine Palace in Tsarskoye Selo
(L) Catherine Palace (R) Catherine $B-6(B by Fyodor Rokotov
Dressing room of Catherine $B-6(B
A large antechamber of the Catherine Palace
A golden-edged fireplace and Portrait hall of Catherine Palace
(L) Painted ceiling of the Great Hall of Catherine Palace (R) Catherine Palace ball room
Amber Room of Catherine Palace
Amber Room of Catherine Palace
Photography and video-taking are strictly prohibited in the Amber Room of Catherine Palace.
These pictures are the copies from Wikipedia ( public domain ).
The painting on the wall is reminiscent of the glory of those days.
(L) Four daughters of the Russian Imperial Romanov family: This pictures was taken when the writer visited Catherine Palace.
(R) Romanov family: (From left to right) - Olga, Maria, Nicholas II, Alexandra, Anastasia, Alexei, and Tatiana. This was pictured at Livadia Palace in 1913.
Who will know the tragic fate that attacked in five years?
The Russian Imperial Romanov family (Tsar Nicholas II, his wife Tsarina Alexandra and their five children- Olga (age22),
Tatiana (age21), Maria (age19), Anastasia (age 17), and Alexei, and all those who chose to accompany them into exile
notably Eugene Botkin, Anna Demidova, Alexei Trupp and Ivan Kharitonov were shot in Yekaterinburg on 17 July 1918.
The execution of the Tsar and his family was carried out by the Ural Soviet which was led by Yakov Yurovsky.
The action was ordered by the government in Moscow by Vladimir Lenin and Yakov Sverdlov to prevent
the rescue of the Imperial Family by approaching white forces, anti-communism, during the ongoing Russian Civil War.
February Revolution at Petrograd in 1917
In 1918, the central government bodies moved from Saint Petersburg (then named Petrograd) to Moscow.
Destruction of the palace by the world war $B-6(B in 1945
Reconstructed Amber Room
There are many differing theories about the fate of the Amber Room, which can be categorized into two basic types.
One is that the room was destroyed in the war between the Grman and the Soviet Union; the second is that the room
survived the war but was hidden. The lack of hard evidence and the numerous conflicting testimonies from public and
secret sources has either supported or denied these theories. Many different persons and groups, including a number of
entities from the governments of the Soviet Union and East Germany, have mounted extensive searches for it
at various times since the war, but without success.
Starting in 1979, and lasting for 24 years, a new Amber Room reconstruction effort began at Tsarskoye Selo.
Using original drawings and old black-and-white photographs, every attempt was made to duplicate the past Amber Room.
This included the 350 shades of amber in the original panels and fixtures that adorned the room.
Pavlovsk Palace is an 18th-century Russian Imperial residence built by Paul I of Russia in Pavlovsk,
near Saint Petersburg. After his death, it became the home of his widow, Maria Feodorovna. The palace and
the large English garden surrounding it are now a Russian state museum and public park.
It is located about 32 km south from Saint Petersburg.
(L) Courtyard of Pavlovsk Palace (R) The main entrance to the palace
(L) Admission ticket for the Pavlovsk Palace (M) A private tour-guide to Catherine Palace and Pavlovsk Palace
(R) Autumn and yellow birch and still river Pavlovsk
(L) Egyptian Vestibule (R) Curved hall, Pavlovsk Palace
(L) Curved hall, Pavlovsk Palace (R) A great painting shown on the wall of Pavlovsk Palace
Egyptian furniture and Circle Ceiling of the Pavlovsk Palace
(L) The throne room, Pavlovsk Palace (R) Dome of a hall of Pavlovsk Palace
Bedroom of Empress in the Pavlovsk Palace
(L) Church Gallery of Pavlovsk Palace was designed as the hall of antiquities.
(R) German attacked the Soviet Union in June 1941. As the Germans approached, the park and Palace came under bombardment.
(L) A unique wooden-structure restaurant at Detskoye Selo, 2.7 km north to the palace, along the railway track
The birthday celebration with President Vladimir Putin was told held at this place.
(R) A road gate nearby Khabarovsk Palace
A railroad which is crossing at Peterburgskoye Road, Leningradskaya oblast.
A gauge size of Russian railways is 1,520 mm.
The wheelsets of Allegro express trains are built to run on both the Finnish 1,524 mm and the Russian 1,520 mm gauge.
In the railways of Sweden, Norway, Germany, France, and other European countries adopt a standard 1,435 mm gauge.
(L)Detskoye Selo railway station bound to Vitebsk train station, Saint Peterburg
(R) Vitebsk train station
(L) On the road returning to Saint Petersburg (R)The House of Books, downtown Saint Petersburg has come into view in front of us.
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The photographs were taken in July, and article was written in August 2014,
by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.