The Children’s Playhouse is situated in the grounds of the Alexander Palace on a little island in the middle on of a pond on an island called The Children’s Island.
This pavillion was erected in the year 1830 by Gornastaev, an architect. Standing in front of the pavillion is a marble bust of the tutor of the Emperor Alexander II and reads: “To the never-to-be-forgotten Karl Karlovich Merder”.
Inside the Pavillion is a drawing room, which takes up the width of the Children’s pavillion and four other rooms: to the right of the drawing room, is situated the room of Alexander Nicholaevich and Maria Nicholaevna and to the left of the drawing room, Alexandra Nicholaevna and Olga Nicholaevna. Inside, the pavillion is decorated very simply. Ceilings are painted in the empire style and in the style of Louis XVI and have children’s furniture. The room of Alexander Nicholaevich is decorated/covered with leather and the drawing room is covered with leather and also with an embroidered material. The other rooms are covered with cretonne.
Clear, good photos can be found at this link below(scroll up for more!):
Dear Anastasia is 17 years old. The heat was great, both inside and out. I continued reading the third volume of Saltykov, which is interesting and clever. The whole family went for a walk before tea. Kharitonov has been cooking for us since yesterday, provisions are brought every two days.
The girls are helping him, kneading dough in the evening, which they cook in the morning - and we have bread! Not bad at all!
”—Nicky, Diary - 5/18 June 1918 - Ekaterinburg. Excerpt from Andrei Maylunas and Sergei Mironenko’s A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story (New York: Doubleday, 1997): 629. (via frickyeahanastasia)
The company Stage Entertainment will be producing a musical about Anastasia Nikolaevna in celebration of the 400th anniversary of the Romanov dynasty. The musical is currently scheduled to premiere in Moscow in 2013.
More information about the musical is available in English at the Stage Entertainment homepage here. Other sources of information are available in Russian at the RBC News homepage here and the RIA Novosti homepage here.
If anybody would like to contribute a translation of either of the Russian articles then, by all means, please feel free submit it via the ask box or the submission form.
FINALLY! But its not broadway…but YES. Two of my favourite things together =Romanovs and Musicals.
that isn't anastasia. the house in the background of the photo isn't even the governor's house. it would be impossible for her picture to be taken anywhere but there because they weren't allowed to leave the fenced yard. and it doesn't look like her in the slightest, that is definitely a boy. the clothes would indicate the picture was taken in a later time period and even a different country.
Okay, thank you for that. I read it was her and I assumed it was her. The caption says its her. So thank you once again for helping me!
Olga: Friday, November 15th, 1895 Tatiana: Thursday, June 10th, 1897 Maria: Monday, June 26th, 1899 Anastasia: Tuesday, June 18th, 1901 Alexei: Friday, August 12th, 1904 Nicholas: Monday, May 18th, 1868 Alexandra: Thursday, June 6th, 1872