Tuesday, 20 June 2017

View of the Winter Palace in 1870

The clarity of the exterior details of the Winter Palace’s north side from the Neva embankment photograph below is unique for the year 1870.

I have discovered a balcony that has up to now been unknown and never written about.

Other interesting elements of the palace for you to spot in the photo are listed below that I expand upon further in my forthcoming book: 

  • on the right, 3 small entrances on the 1st floor northwest section in 1870, in 1896 only 2
  • basement entrance in the far corner
  • on the left, another small entrance
  • small stanchions
  • drainpipes from the roof and portico

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