One of the most heavenly places on earth.  Catherine Palace, Tsarskoe Selo, Russia......

One of the most heavenly places on earth. Catherine Palace, Tsarskoe Selo, Russia......

Rooms at Alexander Palace, 1917. These pictures are real color photos. These photos were taken after the imperial family's departure to Tobolsk, Siberia.

Rooms at Alexander Palace, 1917. These pictures are real color photos. These photos were taken after the imperial family's departure to Tobolsk, Siberia.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Favorite retreat of the last Royal Family of Russia: Great Catherine Palace, Tsarskoe Selo, Russia

Favorite retreat of the last Royal Family of Russia: Great Catherine Palace, Tsarskoe Selo, Russia

ROYAL RUSSIA: News, Videos & Photographs About the Romanov Dynasty, Monarchy and Imperial Russia - Updated Daily

ROYAL RUSSIA: News, Videos & Photographs About the Romanov Dynasty, Monarchy and Imperial Russia - Updated Daily

The Amber Room in the Ekaterininsky palace in the city of Tsarskoe Selo near St. Petersburg, Russia

The Amber Room in the Ekaterininsky palace in the city of Tsarskoe Selo near St. Petersburg, Russia

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