Tsarskoe Selo: a village outside of St. Petersburg that the Romanov Tsars and Empresses loved to call home, containing amongst its buildings the Catherine and Alexander Palaces. IMAGE: Catherine Palace, Tsarskoye Selo, Russia
Grand Kremlin Palace, Moscow, Russia, breathtaking as all of them are in Russia! The Grand Kremlin Palace was built on orders from Tsar Nicholas I in the mid-19th Century. The architects outdid themselves!
Peterhof's Grand Palace Church - The Peter and Paul Church. Built 1747/1751 by Bartolomeo Rastrelli. The palace church was a popular place for weddings and baptisms of members of the Russian Imperial family. All the children of Nicholas II, with the exception of the eldest daughter, Grand Duchess Olga, were born at Peterhof, +baptized in the church. In 1904, the Tsarevich Alexei was born, his baptism also took place here, with much pomp and ceremony befitting the heir to the Russian throne
The Empress Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia (6th June 1872 – 17th July 1918). Before the Revolution, the Russian royal family lived surrounded by enormous wealth and luxury in enormous palaces. Incredibly some of the gorgeous gowns worn by the Empress have survived and can still be seen today…