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Interesting Romanov-related places/ second hand bookstores
« on: December 17, 2016, 07:19:38 PM »
Hi,
I am going to Vancouver over the holidays and was wondering if there was anything Romanov-related to see there (museums,libraries, antique stores etc.)  Also, are there any good second-hand bookstores there? Big stores or stores that specialise in history/ rare books would be good, however I would be grateful for any recommendations. I am also going to Whitehorse and I know that it is unlikely to be anything there, but if you can think of anything it would be appreciated.
Thank you very much in advance!
Alexandra

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Re: Interesting Romanov-related places/ second hand bookstores
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2016, 06:06:05 AM »
I am also going to Whitehorse and I know that it is unlikely to be anything there, but if you can think of anything it would be appreciated.

Lol, when you say Whitehorse (Yukon, I presume) I can only think of the US President-elect's grandfather's whorehouse! And public prostitution with a touch of class certainly does have an Imperial flavour.
Березы севера мне милы,—
Их грустный, опущённый вид,
Как речь безмолвная могилы,
Горячку сердца холодит.

(Афанасий Фет: «Ивы и березы», 1843 / 1856)

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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2016, 04:20:38 PM »
(Yes, the Yukon. Is there another place called Whitehorse?)
'And public prostitution with a touch of class certainly does have an Imperial flavour.'
How so?

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« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2016, 06:12:40 AM »
(Yes, the Yukon. Is there another place called Whitehorse?)
Apparantly there are several other Whitehorse / White Horse in the US, Australia, New Zealand and in the UK (not places, but hill figures) etc.

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'And public prostitution with a touch of class certainly does have an Imperial flavour.'
How so?
The Romanov grand dukes were seen by the public both in Russia and abroad in the 19th century as the epitome of rich, spendthrift, lecherous and entitled bon-vivants with regard to all the pleasures in life, including women (and young lads, for a few of them). Not only were they a product of the very indulgent Russian high society, but had their second base in live-and-let-live Belle-Époque France. They were about as Victorianly puritan as a gold rush boom town!
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Березы севера мне милы,—
Их грустный, опущённый вид,
Как речь безмолвная могилы,
Горячку сердца холодит.

(Афанасий Фет: «Ивы и березы», 1843 / 1856)

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Re: Interesting Romanov-related places/ second hand bookstores
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2016, 05:16:41 PM »
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Hi,
I am going to Vancouver over the holidays and was wondering if there was anything Romanov-related to see there (museums,libraries, antique stores etc.)  Also, are there any good second-hand bookstores there? Big stores or stores that specialise in history/ rare books would be good, however I would be grateful for any recommendations. I am also going to Whitehorse and I know that it is unlikely to be anything there, but if you can think of anything it would be appreciated.
Thank you very much in advance!
Alexandra

You could try Chapters (the Canadian Barnes & Noble).  They have good history books there.

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« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2016, 02:04:29 AM »
Do they have a good section on Russian history there?

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« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2016, 11:15:12 AM »
The one I frequent does.  I got all my Romanov related books from there.

If they don't have the book in stock, they can order it for you.