The Study of Tsar Nicholas II, Livadia Palace
Final preparations are now underway for the long-awaited restoration of the second-floor of the Livadia Palace.
The second-floor includes the former private apartments of Tsar Nicholas II and his family while they were in residence.
Palace officials have confirmed that the furniture, carpets, art work and other personal items in the rooms have been carefully packed and put into storage while the restorations are carried out.
More than $1.5 million USD has been allocated for the restorations, and another $2 million USD to be allocated by the end of the year.
Restorations include repairs to the walls and ceilings, stucco elements, updating the wallpaper, refurbishing the floors, etc. before the second-floor is once again open to the public.
© Paul Gilbert @ Royal Russia. 15 November, 2011