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
Only one interior has survived from the apartments of Empress Alexandra Feodorovna: the Corner Drawing Room. OTMA’s final formal portraits were taken in this room of the Alexander Palace. It was one of the few rooms not destroyed during Nazi occupation.
Gatchina Palace - The Great Gatchina Palace was built in 1766–1781 in Gatchina, Russia. It is located on the hill above Lake Serebryannoe. It combines themes of a medieval castle and a country residence. Palace interiors are exemplary of Russian classicism at the turn of 18th—19th centuries. The Gatchina Palace was one of the favourite residences of the Russian Imperial family.