Ceiling Décor in Reception Room of Her Majesty – Interior of Massandra Palace

Ceiling Décor in Reception Room of Her Majesty - Interior of Massandra Palace

The reception rooms and offices of Their Majesties are located on the second floor of Massandra Palace, as well as their bedchamber and bathrooms. Conventionally, the entire floor of the castle can be divided into two halves – male and female, and each of them has a spiral staircase at the left and right sides of the building.

On the picture is shown decorations of ceiling in reception room of Maria Fedorovna. The finest molding of the ceiling is painted that allows to examine its ornament. Artfully mounted in the ceiling lattices of ventilation system was made by the project of Professor Lukashevich. The interior of reception room supplemented with nice bronze chandelier.

Photo #126 taken on September 14, 2013

Album: Massandra Estate

Categories: Interior

Tags: #Crimea #Interior #Massandra #Massandra Palace #chandelier

Columns and Curved Stone Wall with Fountains

Columns and Curved Stone Wall with Fountains

View from a second floor of the Massandra Palace on a part of the curved retaining wall with fountains decorated with colums and arches at the parade entrance gate into the Royal estate. The wall, columns and fountains were built when the estate belonged to Prince Vorontsov, the Governer of Novorossiya. The entrance gate was “guarded” by lions – sculptural castings (made in the workshops of the Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg) from the work of the famous French animal sculptor A.L. Bari (1796-1875). The entire retaining wall was decorated with majolica plates, red irrigation tiles. Six fountains with satyr and naiad macarons were mounted in it (these masks were replaced with masks of lions in Stalin times). By its architectural and artistic decision, this retaining wall organically entered the general palace and park ensemble.

Photo #120 taken on August 13, 2019 during the tour of Massandra Palace with my dear clients from Hong Kong, Esther and Ricky on the 3rd day of the adventure trip “Discovering Crimea in 6 Days”.

Album: Massandra Estate

Categories: Architectural

Tags: #Crimea #Discover Crimea #Entrance Gate #Estates #Massandra #Massandra Park #Parks #Russia #architecture #columns #fence #fountains #retaining wall #wall

Sculpture of the Woman-Sphinx with a Ball at Massandra Palace

Sculpture of the Woman-Sphinx with a Ball at Massandra Palace

Sculpture of the woman-sphinx with a ball at the facade of Massandra Palace, a suburb of Yalta, Crimea. The palace was built at the end of 19th century in the style of Louis XIII of France (French chateaux of the Renaissance) and belonged to Russian Emperor Alexander III.

Photo #227 taken on May 02, 2017

Album: Massandra Estate

Categories: Architectural Art Works

Tags: #tourism #europe #Ancient #outdoor #park #architecture #statue #Sculpture #travel #Crimea #decorations #Massandra #Massandra Palace #palaces #Russia #sculptures #sphinx #woman-sphinx

Overview of Massandra Park

Overview of Massandra Park

Looking on the splendid park with fountain, sculptures, and columns from a window on the second floor at the south-western side of Massandra Palace. This beautiful park was developed in a French style during the reconstruction of the palace, the summer residence of Alexander III in Crimea, by the project of Messmacher in the 1890s. Behind the fountain are growing two giant sequoias (Sequoiadendron Giganteum), the highest mammoth trees in Crimea. They were planted 130 years ago, so in the present time, the trunk girth of these trees is about nine meters, and the height is about forty meters.

Photo #136 taken on August 13, 2019 during the tour of Massandra Palace with my dear clients from Hong Kong, Esther and Ricky on the 3rd day of the adventure trip “Discovering Crimea in 6 Days”.

Album: Massandra Estate

Categories: Architectural Landscapes

Tags: #Crimea #Discover Crimea #French Park #Massandra #Massandra Park #Parks #Russia #Sequoia Dendron #Sequoiadendron #fountains #giant trees #mammoth trees #nature #plants #sculptures #sequoia #trees

Trunk of the Mammoth Tree in Massandra Park

Trunk of the Mammoth Tree in Massandra Park

Looking up through the branches of a Sequoiadendron giganteum in Massandra park. Its branches resembling mammoth tusks, that is why this type of sequoias called Mammoth tree. This giant tree was planted at the western facade of the Massandra Palace 130 years ago during the reconstruction of the residence of Emperor Alexander III according to the project of the famous architect Messmacher in the 1890s. In the present time, the trunk girth of the sequoiadendron is about nine meters, and the height is about forty meters.

Photo #172 taken on August 13, 2019 during visiting Massandra Palace with my dear clients from Hong Kong, Esther and Ricky on the 3rd day of the adventure trip “Discovering Crimea in 6 Days”.

Album: Massandra Estate

Categories: Nature

Tags: #trunk #Branches #Crimea #Massandra #Massandra Park #Russia #Sequoia Dendron #Sequoiadendron #giant trees #mammoth trees #nature #sequoia #trees #Discover Crimea #plants

Palace of Russian Emperor Alexander III in Massandra

Palace of Russian Emperor Alexander III in Massandra

Eastern facade of Massandra Palace in a cloudy Autumn day. Resembling a French chateau, the palace of Emperor Alexander III is situated 5 km North-East from Yalta in Crimean village Massandra that located on elevated and cliffy cape. The castle originally built in 1881-1900 for Tsar Alexander III, but after his death in 1894, the palace in Massandra was finished in 1900 by his son and the last Russian Tsar, Nicolas II. This castle was used by Romanovs only as a hunting lodge and the royal family never stayed for a night here, but during the Soviet times, Joseph Stalin decided to use it as his dacha in Crimea.

Photo #045 taken on September 14, 2013

Album: Massandra Estate

Categories: Architectural

Tags: #Crimea #Massandra #Palace #Massandra Palace #French chateau #architecture #landmarks #museums. Crimea Tours #palaces #Castle

Woman-Sphinx with a Ball at Massandra Palace

Woman-Sphinx with a Ball at Massandra Palace

Sculpture of a woman-sphinx with a ball at Southern facade of Massandra Palace near Yalta, Crimea. The palace was built at the end of 19th century in the style of Louis XIII of France (French chateaux of the Renaissance) and belonged to Russian Emperor Alexander III.

Photo #226 taken on May 02, 2017

Album: Massandra Estate

Categories: Architectural

Tags: #Parks #architecture #statue #Sculpture #Crimea #decorations #Massandra #Massandra Palace #palaces #Russia #sculptures #sphinx #woman-sphinx

Massandra Palace Framed by Trees and Mountains in Background

Massandra Palace Framed by Trees and Mountains in Background

View of the Palace of Russian Emperor Alexander III in Massandra from local garden on a sunny spring day. Resembling a French chateau, the palace is situated 5 km North-East from Yalta in Crimean village Massandra that located on elevated and cliffy cape.

The castle originally built in 1881-1900 for Tsar Alexander III, but after his death in 1894, the palace in Massandra was finished in 1900 by his son and the last Russian Tsar, Nicolas II. This castle was used by Romanovs only as hunting lodge and the royal family never stayed for a night here, but during the Soviet times, Joseph Stalin decided to use it as his as his dacha in Crimea.

Photo #235 taken on May 02, 2017

Album: Massandra Estate

Categories: Architectural

Tags: #Castle #Crimea #Massandra #Massandra Palace #Palace #Russia

Rose Tree With Pink Roses in Massandra Garden

Rose Tree With Pink Roses in Massandra Garden

Flowering standard pink rose-tree at the picturesque antique patio near the eastern facade of Massandra Palace in the background of the curved stonewall with fountains.

Photo #051 taken on August 13, 2019 during tour of Livadia Palace and Park with my dear clients from Hong Kong, Esther and Ricky on the 3rd day of the adventure trip “Discovering Crimea in 6 Days”.

Album: Massandra Estate

Categories: Landscapes Nature

Tags: #roses #rose tree #standard roses #flowers #Massandra #patio #garden #Parks #Massandra Park #Crimea #Russia #planta #nature #landscapes

Taking Portrait at the Stonewall with Fountains

Taking Portrait at the Stonewall with Fountains

Behind-the-Scenes: My Dear clients from Hong Kong, Ricky and Esther, taking memory pictures at the curved stonewall with fountains at the eastern facade of Massandra Palace.

Photo #041 taken on August 13, 2019 in Massandra park on the 3rd day of the adventure trip “Discovering Crimea in 6 Days”.

Album: Behind the Scenes

Categories: People

Tags: #Behind-the-Scenes #Massandra #Massandra Park #fountains #Ricky #Esther #taking pictures #photographing #photoshoot #Crimea #Russia #stonewall #taking portrait