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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #990 on: May 27, 2016, 11:00:44 PM »
...you're willing to watch most anything as long as it happens during the time that they were alive
You too?
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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #991 on: May 28, 2016, 12:58:27 PM »
haha yes. I've watched a lot of shows/films just because they are 'familiar', you know what i mean..the fashion, the look, the feel.

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #992 on: June 01, 2016, 07:01:18 AM »
I've seen some of those shows and movies as well.
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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #993 on: January 07, 2018, 01:37:40 PM »
You know you are one sick Romanov puppy when you watch some Russian smut on a site of ill repute, of a threesome in a boat at an apparantly much-visited lake or river and wonder so badly if the shining palatial building on the other riverbank is Arkhangelskoye on the Moskva river that you research the regional code on the motorcycle in the video, find out its St. Petersburg and check out the lakes in Leningrad oblast on Google Maps till you find out its the popular holiday and dacha area on the south side of Lake Khepoyarvi by Toksovo, apparantly known as the Finnish or St. Petersburg Switzerland already in Tsarist times.

See for yourself by googling "Three men in a boat (to say nothing of a pick up girl) scene 3", if you dare - and wonder how they don't get attacked by no more than one mosquito when they are so.... naked.......outdoors, on a summer evening, by a lake on such Northern latitudes!?. A NSFW scene worthy of the most lecherous grand dukes!
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Берёзы севера мне милы,
Их грустный, опущённый вид,
Как речь безмолвная могилы,
Горячку сердца холодит.

(Афанасий Фет: Ивы и берёзы, 1843 / 1856)

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #994 on: January 08, 2018, 05:37:01 AM »
Brilliant!

But what are you doing on a site of ill-repute!

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #995 on: January 08, 2018, 09:20:04 AM »
But what are you doing on a site of ill-repute!

Lol, I assume you mean it as a rhetorical question on par with "What on earth was the grand duke doing in the establishment of ill repute?"
 C'est la vie ! :-)

« Last Edit: January 08, 2018, 09:40:49 AM by Превед »
Берёзы севера мне милы,
Их грустный, опущённый вид,
Как речь безмолвная могилы,
Горячку сердца холодит.

(Афанасий Фет: Ивы и берёзы, 1843 / 1856)

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #996 on: January 10, 2018, 03:12:20 PM »
BTW, Ann, I blame the viewing of filmaticized versions of much classical Victorian British litterature, which the Norwegian State Broadcaster showed instead of "violent and degenerate American filth" in my formative years for many of my erotic kinks. The pond discussion in another thread made me think of:

Yes. In England ponds tend to be isolated and often stagnant or nearly so. The word 'pond' is used of small bodies of fresh water.

But some small ponds, like the one in E. M. Foster's  "A room with a view" are just "distinctly successful" and "no apologies necessary for the pond", according to the Reverend Beebe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVh3uPrubyo#t=53m13s. I watched that as a 10-12 year old and yeah, it was part of the building of  the framework that led to an interest in the Honeychurches'  and Beebes' contemporaries, the Romanovs, and a few other things..... :-)

Reviewing it, I now notice that the Reverend Beebe picks up and briefly mentions Housman's "A Shropshire Lad" before that splendid bathing scene, which can be viewed both homoerotically (yours truly certainly did!) or just generally anti-Victorian, anti-prudish and as an anti-modern protest.

That pond scene can certainly point to a fascination with Italian joie de vivre (as it does in the novel), but also to the curious contradiction which the Romanovs represent: People who outwardly were Victorians ruling over Slavs who (they bemoaned) had not yet reached modernity with all its artificiality and restraint. The Slavs are of course a race not sprung mythically from the sea and mountains (like the Nordic, Celtic and Mediterranean), but from the swamps, ponds, lakes and rivers of the plains and forests.
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Берёзы севера мне милы,
Их грустный, опущённый вид,
Как речь безмолвная могилы,
Горячку сердца холодит.

(Афанасий Фет: Ивы и берёзы, 1843 / 1856)

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #997 on: January 21, 2018, 11:23:25 AM »
And this year will be the 100th Anniversary of the murders.
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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #998 on: January 21, 2018, 02:49:42 PM »
And this year will be the 100th Anniversary of the murders.

I'm already planning a memorial picnic in my local park for the 18th of July.
Берёзы севера мне милы,
Их грустный, опущённый вид,
Как речь безмолвная могилы,
Горячку сердца холодит.

(Афанасий Фет: Ивы и берёзы, 1843 / 1856)

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #999 on: January 22, 2018, 05:09:57 AM »
I shall be walking the Nijmegen Marches. Perhaps I should nip into a church for a quick prayer!

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #1000 on: January 23, 2018, 11:10:58 AM »
I might do the same.
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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #1001 on: January 24, 2018, 03:17:11 AM »
Plenty of churches on the Nijmegen route. In fact, there is one hard by the finish.

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #1002 on: February 06, 2018, 10:25:53 AM »
I shall be walking the Nijmegen Marches.

Marching music suggestions in Het Land van Maas en Waal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ts8PBliw98g
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Jan Klaassen was trompetter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeeijNvZJCo, allegedly dead in the Battle of Mookerheyde outside Nijmegen.
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Берёзы севера мне милы,
Их грустный, опущённый вид,
Как речь безмолвная могилы,
Горячку сердца холодит.

(Афанасий Фет: Ивы и берёзы, 1843 / 1856)

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #1003 on: February 06, 2018, 02:32:04 PM »
THanks.

We get plenty of musical accompaniment from local bands as well as military bands. There is a specific Nijmegen March.

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #1004 on: February 27, 2018, 11:15:46 AM »
I might offer a silent prayer on the anniversary.
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