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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #585 on: June 26, 2010, 06:30:28 PM »
YKYOW you get really excited when you find a lamp in a hotel bathroom that looks like one of the flowers off of OTMA's ceiling lamp.
I took a photo of it.
There is a clock that never strikes...
There is a cathedral that goes down and a lake that goes up...
There is a little carriage abandoned in the copse...
There is a troupe of little actors in costume...
And when you are hungry or thirsty, there is someone who drives you away.

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #586 on: June 26, 2010, 06:44:21 PM »
Hey abbigail you're back! Hope it was great!  Do you mean the OTMA ceiling lamp in Ipative House? That's a rather famous  and flowerly one .

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #587 on: June 26, 2010, 06:49:06 PM »
Thanks...I'm glad to be back on the forum :)
Yes, the famous and flowery one! Except the lamp I saw was only one flower, not a bunch.
There is a clock that never strikes...
There is a cathedral that goes down and a lake that goes up...
There is a little carriage abandoned in the copse...
There is a troupe of little actors in costume...
And when you are hungry or thirsty, there is someone who drives you away.

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #588 on: June 26, 2010, 06:54:50 PM »
Could you post the pic? I'd like to see it if you don't mind. I don't think I've ever seen the actual one your talking about.

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #589 on: June 26, 2010, 08:11:42 PM »
YKYOW You buy a pet and name it after someone who's related to the Romanovs.
"Today is like yesterday and tomorrow will be the same as today.  God, help us! Take pity of us!"~ Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich Romanov


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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #590 on: June 26, 2010, 09:11:32 PM »
Oh how cool, Abby!
Lol, Gorseheart xD

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #591 on: June 26, 2010, 09:24:44 PM »
Could you post the pic? I'd like to see it if you don't mind. I don't think I've ever seen the actual one your talking about.
I'll see if I can dig one up. Their English tutor,  Sidney Gibbs,  collected it from the Ipative House after the town fell and then installed it  in his London home...where it still might be. It's quite beautiful.

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #592 on: June 26, 2010, 09:30:11 PM »
Thankyou! I'd really like to see it. If you can't though that's OK.

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #593 on: June 28, 2010, 01:41:49 AM »
Could you post the pic? I'd like to see it if you don't mind. I don't think I've ever seen the actual one your talking about.

Behold the infamous Ipatiev House ormolu chandelier:
"...I am in Tatiana's room...Olga and Tatiana are here. I am sitting and digging in my nose with my left hand... Olga wanted to slap me but I ran away from her swinish hand..."
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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #594 on: June 28, 2010, 07:30:00 AM »
Thank you NAOTMAA Fan ! I couldn't find the book it was in.... I'm so glad Gibbs collected it.



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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #595 on: June 28, 2010, 11:15:48 AM »
Thankyou! It is really pretty!

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #596 on: June 28, 2010, 06:03:13 PM »
This reminds me...YKYOW you go to Home Depot or some other furniture/hardware store and look for a lamp like that flowery one. I've yet to see one that nice.
There is a clock that never strikes...
There is a cathedral that goes down and a lake that goes up...
There is a little carriage abandoned in the copse...
There is a troupe of little actors in costume...
And when you are hungry or thirsty, there is someone who drives you away.

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #597 on: June 28, 2010, 07:52:47 PM »
The flower on that lamp looks rather exotic, like some sort of tropical lily or something like that. It's very pretty, whoever decorated Mr. Ipatiev's house had good taste. It's nice that NAOTMAA lived their last days in a residence that had interiors similar to their palaces, I mean that it wasn't all dreary and dingy with plain furniture like some people who don't know much about them think.

YKYOWTR when you happen to glance at the clock when it is 9:01 - 9:18 and you immediatley think of the Romanov-related events that happened in that year, or an image pops in your mind of the IF then. It happens to me all the time!   :)
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything You gave me". --Erma Bombeck

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #598 on: June 28, 2010, 09:54:15 PM »
Ha, that happens to me! Or at work when someone buys stuff and the total comes to $19.18 or similar.

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #599 on: June 28, 2010, 10:47:49 PM »
Nothing like that has ever happened to me before, but now because I've read it, it'll start happening aaaallllll the time.....oh well.