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Having Fun! / Re: Rare Pictures XI
« on: February 13, 2013, 05:04:36 PM »
These are amazing! Thank you so much!


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The Windsors / Re: Buckingham Palace Gardens
« on: June 28, 2012, 12:48:16 PM »
I was at the same exhibit last year (for the eggs, not the dress) but was disappointed with how little of the gardens you could actually see.  If you look at the map at the end of the path the visitor route just skirts around the edge of the gardens and there's lots more you can't see.  Of course I do understand that this is private and it would be a gardener's nightmare to keep up the garden after thousands of people traipsing through every day, and it's better than nothing, but I wish I could have seen more :/  I suppose that's what Holyrood House is for in Edinburgh, a lot like Buckingham Palace and you can walk ALL over the grounds.

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Notice that Kate is again wearing her trademark pantyhose.


I am glad that Kate wears "panty hose".  There is nothing more unsightly than uncovered legs with a beautiful dress or skirt.  It is a finishing touch to an elegant ensemble.

Uncovered legs belong in shorts or a swimsuit.

I don't mind uncovered legs but I'm glad she's bringing these back in.  It's much classier.

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I'll be spending next weekend in London and I'm definitely going to see it!  Somehow it's easier to tell people that I'm seeing Kate's wedding dress than saying I'm thrilled to see the Faberge stuff...

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http://www.hoogstraten.nl/theshop/product_info.php?cPath=21_22_42&products_id=428

Interestingly he has the wrong cover (it's the one for Olga N's diary).  Do you think that means it would ship the wrong book?

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Forum Announcements / Re: OTMA by Kate Moira Ryan, February 2011
« on: February 13, 2011, 09:31:53 PM »
Nope! We'll be able to post pictures and the like but we won't be able to post videos for the public because of copyright.

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Forum Announcements / OTMA by Kate Moira Ryan, February 2011
« on: February 13, 2011, 08:55:32 PM »
Hey everyone! I just wanted to write an announcement that the students at my school, the University of Denver, are putting up the play "OTMA" by Kate Moira Ryan February 25-27.  I'm actually in it (I play Tatiana) and if you're in the area you should definitely check it out.  There's a thread with a lot of information about the New York 2005 production but this one is more current so...

OTMA is the story of the four daughters of the last Tsar of Russia.  Under house arrest, they rehearse Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard and deal with the emotional turmoil of being imprisoned by their own people. The play runs February 25th-26th at 11pm and February 26th-27th at 3pm.  Admission is free. It is located in the White Box Theatre in JMAC. Ask me or the reservation line for directions. Limited Seating: Please call (303) 871-3163 for reservations.

Presented by the University of Denver Department of Theatre Student Productions
Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.
(www.playscripts.com)

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Books about the Romanovs and Imperial Russia / Re: Duplicate Books
« on: May 11, 2008, 03:57:01 PM »
Just a heads up out there- at Barnes and Noble "Rasputin's Daughter" is on sale for about $5. I'd buy extras but I'm a broke student saving for a summer abroad.

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Books about the Romanovs and Imperial Russia / Re: Duplicate Books
« on: April 04, 2008, 09:17:42 PM »
Hi,

This my first time coming on this thread...are there any books still up for grabs? ;)

Tatianochka. :)

If there aren't, just stick around. Something interesting will come up sooner or later. :)

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The Windsors / Re: Buckingham palace
« on: April 03, 2008, 03:47:34 PM »
QV wrote in her diary the morning that she was to leave Kensington Palace and move into Buckingham Palace something along the lines of being nostalgic but happy to move on. Escaping the clutches of her mother, eh? Anyway, when did she decide to live there? It seemed to be a given.

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Tatiana Nicholaievna / Re: Letters from Tatiana
« on: March 31, 2008, 04:17:10 PM »
Ooh! Diaries! Any idea when/where they'll be available to order?

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The Tudors / Re: Tudor Destinations in London
« on: January 30, 2008, 07:36:40 PM »
One of the great, and unique, things about London is that most museums are free. It's not like that here at all! :(

I'll be studying this summer in London and was wondering if anyone has information about visiting Tudor palaces/houses there. My class will likely go to Hampton Court Palace. Last year I went to Westminster Abbey and don't want to pay the fee again this year, since I've seen it already. I've also been to the Tower of London, which was almost disappointing because the place where Anne Boleyn (and others) were executed was covered over with an unsightly tarp (some archaeologists are working on it), but I do recommend it to people just because the Beefeater tour was so lovely.

Suggestions?
I'm sorry to tell you that a lot of the Tudor royal palaces have ben changed dramatically by later monarchs and many lost in the Civil War. St James's Palace was built by Henry VIII and was the seat of the court after Whitehall was lost in a fire. The palace stands at the side of The Mall near Buck House but is not open to the public. The trip by boat to Hampton court is very nice BUT most of the Palace was rebuilt by Wren for William III. However you can see the Wolsey apartment,tennis court,Banquetting House, Tudor kitchens etc. and you will get a flavour of the magnificence of their court. A gatehouse remains of the Palace at Richmond ( now made into private houses) but it's a long journey and not much is left. Wren rebuilt the palace at Greenwich as a home for retired sailors. Windsor is  surprisingly an ugly town and the castle was redecorated in 19c by George IV. The greatest monument to the Tudors would be Henry VII chapel in Westminster Abbey and St George's at Windsor. Interestingly part of Whitehall Palace still stands behind the facade of the Ministry of Defense near the Houses of Parliament ( but only to be seen once a year).

Is Richmond where the American University is?

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The Tudors / Re: Tudor Destinations in London
« on: January 21, 2008, 09:13:39 PM »
Hey Ritka, go here and click on "hospitality" and then click on "Banquet".
http://www.hatfield-house.co.uk/

Thanks!

There seems to be some kind of guided tour, 10 pounds for an adult, Wednesdays-Fridays during certain times.

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The Tudors / Re: Tudor Destinations in London
« on: January 16, 2008, 10:49:46 AM »
Thanks for your advice, everyone. Does anyone know what the dinner at Hatfield would cost? That sounds awesome.

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I felt very comfortable using all types of transportation mentioned here and people were very helpful when I asked for help, mostly on the tube.

Last year when I was babysitting, someone ALWAYS helped me carry the stroller up and down the stairs. Everyone I met was so polite.

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The Tudors / Re: Tudor Destinations in London
« on: January 10, 2008, 10:54:27 AM »
Thanks for your suggestions, everyone! I'm going to try to visit places outside of London, but I'll be alone so I'll have to take safety and time into consideration. The boat to Hampton Court Palace sounds like a great idea; I don't know how my class is going there (probably train) but it'll probably be by train. Once I'm familiar with it, though, I'll try to take the boat.

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