Canon ELPH 330 HS Photo #14 Livadia Palace (2005-09-251)

Livadia Palace was a summer retreat of the last Russian tsar, Nicholas II, and his family in Livadia, Crimea. The Yalta Conference was held there in 1945, when the palace housed the apartments of Franklin Roosevelt and other members of the American delegation. Livadia became a summer residence of the Russian imperial family in the 1860s, when architect Ippolito Monighetti built a large palace, a small palace, and a church there. The residence was frequented by Alexander II of Russia, while his successor Alexander III died in the smaller palace. It was perhaps disagreeable associations with the latter circumstance that induced his son Nicholas to have both palaces torn down and replaced with a larger structure. In 1909, Nicholas and his wife travelled to Italy, where they were captivated by Renaissance palaces shown to them by Victor Emmanuel III. Upon their return, they engaged Nikolay Krasnov, Yalta's most fashionable architect, responsible for the grand ducal residences in Kore...

Technical Details

1/250 s
5 mm
50 ISO