Here is a view of the Moika Canal taken from a small bridge in the middle of the Canal.
Another shot of the palace taken from directly across. It was too wide really to get a picture of it this way without taking the picture in seperate parts.
I thought this was the best angle I could get of the palace and in my opinion is a great shot.
Here is a picture of one of the bedrooms. I love the color blue in this with the pink. Although I thought it a bit strange that they have so many seats at the end of the bed. Were they expecting an audience?
I loved this view! This was a view of the main staircase chandelier from the Gobelin Drawing Room. This is across from the Oak Dining Room that will be pictured later. The room was designed by B. Simon in the 1840s.
A view of the Turkish Bath. I would have taken more pictures but there were cloths up for there was restoration being done. The Yusupovs were of Tartar origin which is actually Turkish -hence Islamic. They later convereted to Orthodoxy.The ceiling in the Large Rotunda (Main Study). Architect A. Mikhailov, Artists A. Vighi and A. Travin.
Another picture of the Ball room
A picture I took of a picture...Zinaida Yusupova (1861-1939). She was the mother of Felix Yusupov.
Here's hoping you enjoyed your tour of the Yusupov Palace as much as I did!
Photo credits: the two of the Rasputin room are courtesy of The Yusupov Palace Book I bought in Russia. The photos of Grigory Rasputin, Felix Yusupov and Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich are courtesy of Wikipedia and Wikimedia.