The Home of the Last Tsar - Romanov and Russian History

Romanov Archives - Map of the Alexander Palace and Park

Alexander Palace is on the right

Palace Tour

Gala Parade Halls
Restoration of the Palace
Rooms of Alexandra
Rooms of Nicholas II
The Children's Floor
Rooms of the Right Wing
Palace Park
The Imperial Garage
Imperial Dining
Plans, Maps and Churches
Imperial Yacht Standardt

Virgin and Child in the Apse of Hagia Sophia

Here's a page dedicated to this famous mosaic in the apse sem-dome of the great cathedral church of old Byzantium.  It dates from the original redecoration of the church after iconoclasm ended.

Bob Atchison's Guide to Bronze Patinas

Find out about what bronze patinas are, how they are applied,  popular colors and finishes for railings, gates sculptures and metal art objects.