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Tsarskoe Selo Town / Re: Aerial Photos of Tsarskoe Selo
« on: May 23, 2016, 02:54:07 PM »
These are absolutely fascinating, and put a lot into clear perspective.  Thank you so much for posting, Joanna.

The Alexander Palace / Re: WWII damage and use of the palace
« on: April 27, 2016, 12:41:02 PM »
Joanna, I had not seen this thread.  The photos are astonishing - especially that of boxes of treasures stored in the library.  Thank you for posting these hauntingly eerie pictures.

The Yussupovs / Re: Photos of Felix Yusupov
« on: April 12, 2016, 02:18:58 PM »
I, too, really like this photo.  All three are at ease and look so unposed.

BTW, with all the magnificent backdrops these - and other aristocrats & royalty - had at their disposal in any of their palaces, I'm always surprised to see a studio shot like this one.  Could it be that, while out and about, they happened upon a photography shop and, on a whim, popped in to have their photo taken?

Imperial Russian History / Re: Safer to be an Empress?
« on: April 03, 2016, 08:44:01 PM »
Given the heavy security surrounding both tsars and empresses, I would say both were always at great risk of assassination.  Perhaps it seems that tsars were more at risk than empresses because there more of them.

Nicholas II / Re: Was the Tsar Nicholas II Right or left Handed
« on: March 16, 2016, 11:43:32 AM »
A picture says a thousand words.  Judging from this one of the Tsar dining, I'd say he was right-handed.

Having Fun! / Re: Coloured Pictures XXXVII
« on: December 29, 2015, 11:38:29 PM »
I, too, especially like the picture of Maria.  You've managed to imbue the girls with such naturalism that I feel as though I'm literally watching them, and the surroundings with such stark clarity that I can practically feel and smell the air. 

Tsarskoe Selo Palaces / Re: War Damage of Tsarskoe Selo and Peterhof
« on: December 26, 2015, 07:19:14 PM »
These pictures are horrifying.  (I wonder if colorization would make them even more so.)  That anybody could destroy such beauty and splendor for any reason is incomprehensible.  I can only hope that all involved in such destruction are dead and gone.  Meantime, kudos to Russia for its patience and determination in restoring these nearly lost palaces.

BTW, why did my post count stop at 202? 

Having Fun! / Re: Then and now (Locations, clothes, etc)
« on: December 26, 2015, 07:04:22 PM »
It's amazing how unprepossing Vyrubova's house is, especially the main entrance.  In looking at the main entrance, the last people I would imagine entering and exiting the place would be NAOTMAAA.  The thought of any one of them alighting from one of the luxurious Romanov automobiles and stepping through the house's front door is incongruous, to say the least. 

Thank you so much for posting.  The picture of the house taken from across the intersection puts the place in a whole new perspective.

Having Fun! / Re: Then and now (Locations, clothes, etc)
« on: December 22, 2015, 01:03:35 AM »
This is riveting.  That so much of the Romanovs' world survives to this day is amazing.  Thank you so much for posting, Bryndis.

Having Fun! / Re: Rare Pictures XIII
« on: December 22, 2015, 12:44:30 AM »
What a treat to go through these photos and find ones I've not seen before.  Thank you so much for posting, Clockworkgirl21!

Having Fun! / Re: Coloured Pictures XXXVII
« on: December 14, 2015, 06:46:25 PM »

I wholeheartedly agree, Maria Sisi.  T'would be nice to be able to pop the DVDs into the player and watch both on large-screen TV.

Having Fun! / Re: Rare Pictures XIII
« on: December 13, 2015, 04:31:12 PM »
I thought something didn't look quite right - now I know why.  Thank you for clarifying, Lilliana.

Now if only the photos were clearer, then we'd have a picture of the interior of the girls' bath - albeit a reflection in a mirror.

Having Fun! / Re: Rare Pictures XIII
« on: December 09, 2015, 10:41:20 AM »
They are in the Little Pair's bedroom at the Alexander Palace.  I've only seen the picture of Anastasia taking a selfie in the photo at right - the two [new to me] photos at left make clear where she's taking the famous photo.  It appears that she and Maria took turns taking pictures of one another that day.  Perhaps there's a photo out there of Maria taking her own selfie in the same mirror.

Olga Nicholaievna / Re: Olga Photographs IV
« on: December 03, 2015, 12:45:19 PM »
Thank you, Rodney G. and Miki Nastya, for clarifying.  It's nice to know for certain who the two boys are.

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