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Re: Re: Photos of Nicholas II #5
« on: February 11, 2011, 07:09:35 PM »
Ella, Nicholas and a Yorkie...who looks very interesting in what the Tsar of all the Russia's is eating


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Re: Re: Photos of Nicholas II #5
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2011, 09:42:13 AM »
Great photo! Nicholasha towers over NII, but NII is so well proportioned that Nicholasha doesn't dwarf him. All that chinning up, walking, rowing and tennis pays off.

In spite of NII's level of fitness, he looks like a real shorty comparatively. His being so small was a perceptual problem for himself and others. He definitely did not respond to his size the way Napoleon did.
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Re: Re: Photos of Nicholas II #5
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2011, 12:27:45 PM »
You mean he didn't have a Napoleon complex? Well, he did prefer to address troops on horseback, since he was more imposing that way, and he tended to look much taller sitting down. Or maybe I just like short men ...

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Re: Re: Photos of Nicholas II #5
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2011, 03:39:02 AM »
Msge 487. Do we know what the occasion was?

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Re: Re: Photos of Nicholas II #5
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2011, 06:54:31 AM »
Msge 487. Do we know what the occasion was?

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Re: Re: Photos of Nicholas II #5
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2011, 07:50:02 AM »
what year was it? I know for sure they were in skierniewice in 1903. and probaby 1907, 1909 but i`m not sure. as far as I remember they went to skierniewice every second year.

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Re: Re: Photos of Nicholas II #5
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2011, 07:51:13 AM »
gd vladimir alexandrovcih died in 1909 so it must have been earlier

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Re: Re: Photos of Nicholas II #5
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2011, 10:11:34 AM »

(Approx. 1915.)
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Re: Re: Photos of Nicholas II #5
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2011, 09:13:04 PM »
Wow, check out the hood ornament ...

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Re: Re: Photos of Nicholas II #5
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2011, 09:19:41 PM »
This was taken before the Nazis twisted the original meaning of the swastika to suit their own ghastly ideals.
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Re: Re: Photos of Nicholas II #5
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2011, 12:09:22 AM »
Nicholas holding Alexis and Alix taking their photo ....1906


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Re: Re: Photos of Nicholas II #5
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2011, 05:31:26 AM »
This was taken before the Nazis twisted the original meaning of the swastika to suit their own ghastly ideals.
I realize that. In fact, in the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Wheeling, WV, built in the early 1920's, there are swastika tiles in the flooring of the main aisle. One of them is chipped around the edges, where workers began to remove them during a renovation. It was decided, however, to leave them, because they were originally a religious symbol and part of the history of the cathedral.

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Re: Re: Photos of Nicholas II #5
« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2011, 07:19:50 AM »
That's interesting. I didn't know that. One of the reasons I love this forum!
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Re: Re: Photos of Nicholas II #5
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2011, 08:44:09 AM »
There is a lot of information on the origins of the Swastika in this forum.  Use the search engine and you will find that it is a shame that the Nazi's perverted it for their own use.  It has a lovely past meaning in quite a few religions.

I feel sorry for those who would still use it for the original intent who can now not use it all.  It is too bad that we can't separate the symbol from those who prevented its meaning.  It is sort of like the stupidity during the first Gulf War when Americans started calling French Fries Freedom Fries because the French would not send troops into combat at that time. (Americans didn't stop eating the fries, though.)

During The Great War even poor Dachshunds and German Shepherds suffered because their names were German in origin.

In WWII Japanese Americans and Italian Americans were put into internment camps (which were just concentration camps as they concentrated people of like background in the same place) because of their national background.

But, as usual, I digress.  Time to get off my "soap box" and back to the original topic of this thread.

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Re: Re: Photos of Nicholas II #5
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2011, 04:41:12 AM »
Alixz

Digressing as well, but I think you should be careful about referring to internment camps for Japanese Americans as concentration camps, because they were nothing like the German camps. Those interned there were detained, but the camps were really quite comfortable and could not be compared with places like Belsen.

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