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Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
« Reply #645 on: July 16, 2010, 07:11:38 AM »
lol! i used to love the cartoon when i was younger but now it just sends me into an angry rampage
lol! That's interesting because I was going to add, but decided not to, that  only good thing about the cartoon is it has brought many young people to the Romanovs...and I see that is true in your case as well! Well that's something.... for most movies  history is a raw material to mold. It's amazing when a film gets it even half right. Those who made the  cartoon had not the slightest interest in history or the real Romanovs. They squeezed the Romanovs into a certain mold. They need a mean,  older sister, and  Olga will do. As I say,  I haven't seen it beyond the first 5-10 mins. But one does not have to see it to know the formula.

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Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
« Reply #646 on: July 16, 2010, 07:47:51 AM »
There are fan's websites that tell us things that they even don't know if it's true! Just ignore them and be happy XD

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Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
« Reply #647 on: July 19, 2010, 02:45:59 PM »
please please help!!! someone has a signature banner on this forum, i have no idea what their username is, and i can't recall any of the posts i've seen it on. please can someone tell me where to find it- its driving me crazy, i found it the other day but didn't make note of where, now i've been looking for it for 3 days ! its black and white and has a picture of otmaa anne frank, and two other photos and then at the bottom says "togther we make a promise to never forget it all." i needed to show it to my history teacher- and now i can't find it! and i have to find it literally in the next hour. please help!

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Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
« Reply #648 on: July 20, 2010, 01:06:38 AM »
Here's a video I quickly put together. It's of little clips I made during my recent visit to the Alexander Palace. Just around the grounds.

"Господь им дал дар по молитвам их размягчать окаменелые наши сердца за их страдания..Мне думается, что если люди будут молиться Царской Cемье, оттают сердца с Божией помощью."

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Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
« Reply #649 on: July 20, 2010, 06:42:49 AM »
Holly,that was amazing! It was like being there! I had butterflies in my stomach! Have you written about your trip? What was it like to BE there!?

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Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
« Reply #650 on: July 20, 2010, 07:25:40 AM »
I really enjoyed that, Holly! What a great trip it must have been. Was it eerie to be there...did you feel anything there?
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Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
« Reply #651 on: July 20, 2010, 10:41:28 AM »
That is a very neat video.  :) Did you recognize any places on the grounds from pictures of the Romanovs? It must have been very exciting! I wish I could go to Russia...I'm sure I will someday, but not in the near future.
One thing I don't understand- I've read in places that the palace is in bad condition, peeling paint etc. But in your film, it looks like it is in excellent condition. Was it fixed up recently, or something?
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Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
« Reply #652 on: July 20, 2010, 11:46:34 AM »
That is a very neat video.  :) Did you recognize any places on the grounds from pictures of the Romanovs? It must have been very exciting! I wish I could go to Russia...I'm sure I will someday, but not in the near future.e thing I don't understand- I've read in places that the palace is in bad condition, peeling paint etc. But in your film, it looks like it is in excellent condition. Was it fixed up recently, or something?

Yes, it's being renovated! They've repainted and started fixing up some of the rooms for the museum. It's looking really nice! I was fortunate to go right when they reopened it. There is a thread on it in the Alexander Palace board. :]

Holly,that was amazing! It was like being there! I had butterflies in my stomach! Have you written about your trip? What was it like to BE there!?

I really enjoyed that, Holly! What a great trip it must have been. Was it eerie to be there...did you feel anything there?


I'm so happy you liked it! I'm thinking about writing something. Maybe on my Tumblr I'll write some stuff about my trip. If anyone is interested in reading about my 2 month stay in Russia I would be happy to write on my Tumblr and post a link here!
I wouldn't say being there was eerie exactly. It was definitely the most amazing day of my life thus far. It sounds very corny to say but it was like a memory from a dream that you have for years and years. I MIGHT have cried very hard and ran deep into the grounds... But, I think some of you could understand. When you dream of doing something since you were eleven years old and then you're nineteen and finally doing it... it's a big deal to you. It almost didn't feel real at all. It was very familiar somehow. I could recognize the paths and the bridge to the playhouse. When I looked at the paths around the island I could see the black and white pictures of the children right in front of me. I sat on the bridge where it meets the ground like I remembered seeing Tatiana doing in a picture and I just sat there for a while. Then I took a path to to the field that you can see in the video. It was so beautiful and it smelled so good somehow. It was amazing and almost indescribable. I hope you all get a chance to experience it soon too.


"Господь им дал дар по молитвам их размягчать окаменелые наши сердца за их страдания..Мне думается, что если люди будут молиться Царской Cемье, оттают сердца с Божией помощью."

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Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
« Reply #653 on: July 20, 2010, 11:57:11 AM »
Some say Alexandra haunts the palace, I wonder if they're all there.  Too bad we can't sent Melinda Gordon (Jennifer Love Hewitt's character on Ghost Whisperer, and I hate CBS for cancelling this great show) over there to see.
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Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
« Reply #654 on: July 20, 2010, 01:54:18 PM »
I'm so happy you liked it! I'm thinking about writing something. Maybe on my Tumblr I'll write some stuff about my trip. If anyone is interested in reading about my 2 month stay in Russia I would be happy to write on my Tumblr and post a link here!I wouldn't say being there was eerie exactly. It was definitely the most amazing day of my life thus far. It sounds very corny to say but it was like a memory from a dream that you have for years and years. I MIGHT have cried very hard and ran deep into the grounds... But, I think some of you could understand. When you dream of doing something since you were eleven years old and then you're nineteen and finally doing it... it's a big deal to you. It almost didn't feel real at all. It was very familiar somehow. I could recognize the paths and the bridge to the playhouse. When I looked at the paths around the island I could see the black and white pictures of the children right in front of me. I sat on the bridge where it meets the ground like I remembered seeing Tatiana doing in a picture and I just sat there for a while. Then I took a path to to the field that you can see in the video. It was so beautiful and it smelled so good somehow. It was amazing and almost indescribable. I hope you all get a chance to experience it soon too.
YES!! I was hoping you'd write about your Russian adventures.  I'd love to read them.  

Holly, "indescribable" is the perfect word for the emotions one feels when finally standing in front of the Alexander Palace after waiting so many years to visit. :-)   

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Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
« Reply #655 on: July 20, 2010, 04:59:06 PM »
oh, I hope someday I can go there too! It's my dream since I was 13!! Holly, it must have been unforgettable!! I'm happy for you.

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Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
« Reply #656 on: July 20, 2010, 09:02:55 PM »
Holly, I absolutely understand what you are saying about the place's familiarity and your emotions while there  ...etc. that comes though in your video....and the viewer feels the same . The b/w photos  we all know so well seem to spring to life looking at the same places and amazingly,  the same "light" in real life. Perhaps it's the longitude...but the light is the same as in the b/w photos...but in glorious color! Just amazing. Please post your writings about your trip when you are ready.   

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Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
« Reply #657 on: July 22, 2010, 11:27:29 AM »
I'm working on my writing now!

Here's a short video of the burial room of NAOTMAA.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqgTF_fB5nc
« Last Edit: July 22, 2010, 11:35:45 AM by Holly »
"Господь им дал дар по молитвам их размягчать окаменелые наши сердца за их страдания..Мне думается, что если люди будут молиться Царской Cемье, оттают сердца с Божией помощью."

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« Reply #658 on: July 22, 2010, 03:46:13 PM »
Re the kindly posted video of Reply #657:   We also remember that their retainers are buried with them, there in St. Petersburg at the cathedral church of SS. Peter and Paul. On my last visit there, the little chapel was open and one could walk in, touch the tomb, or touch a personal icon to it.  Some visitors were leaving tiny modern icons propped on the floor against the tomb, as well as simple flowers. The little chapel is now closed off by rope barriers at/near the two entrances to the room.
                                                             The small coffins are buried in stacks on "grilles", with the retainers being on the lowest stack, mimicking, in death as in life, proper rankings.  The below-ground space has certainly more interior room which can accomodate the final two sets of remains, which are probably not expected anytime in the near future.  It is interesting to note, that due to the fragmentation /decay of the bodies, (as well as the hurried execavation), many of the very smaller parts of the bodies are missing, as well as being mixed together. As the remaining portions of the bodies on top in the original grave pit decomposed, smaller digital, etc. parts dropped away and became mingled with the ones of the body/bodies below them.  Thus, without total DNA examination of EVERY SINGLE fragment, it is more than possible that some of the retainers' minor remains are in the IF containers, and vice versa. But who REALLY cares?  It is extremely fitting that they are together in death, as in life, both masters and servants.    AP.
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« Reply #659 on: July 22, 2010, 05:06:54 PM »
I loved your videos, Holly... I cried with the last one  :'(
 ;)

Do you have more? I'd love to see, if you don't mind. I've never seen any videos showing the Palaces  or the place they're buried