Pictured is the grand staircase of the Catherine Palace in 1944 as it was found by Soviet Forces after the retreat of the Nazi occupiers. Today it has been restored, as has much of the immense Catherine Palace.
THE ROMANOVS RESIDENCES~~ INTERIORS OF THE WINTER PALACE, ST PETERSBURG Nearly 59 Interiors of the Winter Palace in the works of Eduard Gau, the outstanding Russian painter of the 19th century in this pin, click on the text as [все картины художника] below the drawing. Gau made 'the portraits' of interiors of The Romanovs residences in St Petersburg and Gatchina on the order of The Romanovs; only by his aquarelles we can see how the interiors of The Romanovs palaces looked like
Romanov Palace in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. In 1881-1917, the cousin of the Russian Tsar Nikolai II, Nikolai Constantinovich Romanov (1850-1917) was residing in Tashkent. He influenced much on development of Tashkent, built palaces and channels, developed industry, culture and architecture. Being a collector, he managed to gather a collection of rare pieces of art that he had bequeathed after the death of his mother to the Tashkent Museum of Arts.
Alexander Palace ~ Tsarskoye Selo (Russian: Ца́рское Село́; "Tsar's Village") the town containing a former Russian residence of the imperial family + visiting nobility, 15 mi south from Saint Petersburg. Currently, there are two imperial palaces: the baroque Catherine Palace with the adjacent Catherine Park and the neoclassical Alexander Palace with the adjacent Alexander Park.