An exhibition related to the journeys of the last Russian Imperial family onboard their beloved yacht Standart has opened at the Livadia Palace, situated near Yalta .
According to contemporaries, the Imperial yacht Standart evoked admiration by all who saw or sailed on her, and was hailed as the world's largest and most luxurious yacht of its time.
The photo exhibition shows Tsar Nicholas II and his family during their journeys across the Baltic and Black Seas to visit relatives in Denmark and Britain, or for stays at their residence of Livadia on the sunny coast of the Crimea.
The exhibition is part of the ceremonies marking the 100th anniversary of the palace, which was built by Krasnov between 1910-1911.
It is important to note that a monument to the Imperial yacht Standart was unveiled at Sevastopol in early October of this year.
© Paul Gilbert @ Royal Russia. 14 November, 2011