♕ Day 2: Favourite Residence (Part 1 of 2)
I am absolutely stuck with choosing between the Alexander Palace and Catherine Palace, so I’m choosing both as my conjoint favorite residence of the Romanovs. This palace was the main residence of the last Emperor Nicholas II and his family. With only one hundred rooms, the Alexander Palace was a relatively small and simple home for a Russian tsar. But nevertheless, Nicholas and Alexandra chose this palace. While Nicholas’s father was still Tsarevich, Nicholas was born in May 1868 at this palace. This palace held a special memory to Nicky and Alix where they had danced a night away during Alix’s winter visit to Russia in 1889. While exploring for a home of their own after Nicholas’s accession to the throne, they decided on the spot that they would make the palace their home.