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Tatiana Nicholaievna / Re: Tatiana Photographs III
« on: May 01, 2010, 06:59:51 PM »
This would've been taken in mid-late 1911. You can see that Olga's hair is still down, indicating she is still not sixteen. There are other photos from this day where it's a little clearer. :)

Having Fun! / Re: What's On The Menu Tonight At Your Place.
« on: April 23, 2010, 11:11:41 PM »
Au menu ce soir:
Saumon poché avec purée de pommes de terre.

Could you please explain that?
Is it pureed salmon breadrolls?

Poached salmon and mashed potatoes.

I get just mashed potatoes - got the wisdom teeth pulled yesterday.

Having Fun! / Re: Looking for pictures III.
« on: April 23, 2010, 10:09:25 AM »
This is the only one I have on my laptop at the moment...

That would be him in the middle.

Having Fun! / Re: Looking for pictures III.
« on: April 14, 2010, 09:58:32 PM »

That doesn't look like Olga & Tatiana at all to me. The one closest to the camera looks like she is wearing spectacles and The face shape of the other one doesn't look like either girl...

Having Fun! / Re: Looking for pictures III.
« on: April 11, 2010, 02:09:16 PM »
I believe you're linking it directly from your computer. Upload the pic to photobucket or imageshack, then post the link they give you. :)

Welcome New Users! Read 1st please. / Re: PMs that wont send.....Help!
« on: April 05, 2010, 11:03:17 AM »
Perhaps one of you could screencapture the error message? Just to see what's going on?

Having Fun! / Re: Ha! Ha! Ha! They've got it sooooo wrong!
« on: March 29, 2010, 07:20:40 PM »
I wish that the members of this forum would show greater maturity than this.

The purpose of the site in question was likely, as the web address says, to show history through the eyes of those who lived it. Had you read the article, you would've found the author quite knowledgeable about the events surrounding the execution, and then proceeded to relay the account of Paul Medvedev. That was the entire purpose of the article. The photo? A mere illustration to draw the attention of the reader.

Given, it would have been appreciated if the author/web designer/whoever had done the photo had done some simple research in photo identification. The 1913 series has been labelled time and time again. However one does make mistakes.  As well, I have read in many places that Olga was 23 at the time of the executions, from fansites created by users like us, but I do not point them out and mock them on a simple error.

Who, therefore, is "unprofessional" here? The one who misidentified people in a photo, or the person who pointed it out in a public forum with the title "They got it soooo wrong!"?

Take this error and do as we all do when a mistake is made - laugh and move on.

Forgive my intrusion. I simply wished to express how I felt.

Maria Nicholaievna / Re: Maria photos III
« on: March 29, 2010, 06:42:35 PM »
There's one video of Alexei with Joy that when he looks at Joy, Joy moves his tail, hehe.

Forgive the offtopic-ness, but would you be so kind as to direct me to somewhere I could find this video?

Thank you!

Olga Nicholaievna / Re: Question About/Need Help With Picture(s)
« on: March 18, 2010, 08:50:06 PM »
Why was Peterhof such a popular location for the formals? Did they just schedule the shoots for the time they were staying there?

I'm not 100% sure, but I'll try and give a possible explanation.

A common theme throughout the formal sessions taken in Peterhof are the light, airy summer dresses. Therefore we can assume that the family preferred to have their photos taken during the warmer time of the year, when they would go to Peterhof.

Same with Tsarskoe Selo? Did they just happen? (And of course why no Livadia?) (except for the maybe 1911 shoot)

Considering most of the formals at Tsarskoe are taken post-1913, the family was traveling much less (and were often about during the 300th year celebrations, if I assume correctly) and stayed in their home for the most part.

I don't think I could explain the 1906 or the 1910 shots.

Having Fun! / Re: Any Questions?....Any Answers?
« on: March 15, 2010, 10:00:20 PM »
I have a really boring question to ask? I have just noticed that at the bottom of the normal AP screen with all the threads displayed on it, there are four funny little grey boxes that I am sure were not their until quite recently! (Maybe I have been really unobservant in the past....but....hmmm I am not sure!!!!) When you mouse over them they change to bright and visible! I haven't dared click on any of them as I do not know what they do and it might bugger something up if I do it, without knowing what those little tabs are actually there for! Can some please explain to me what they do please, as one of my mottos where computers are concerned is 'Better the devil you know.....' and another is 'Curiosity killed the cat' so I wont dare click on them until I have some idea of what they are there for?

You need not worry Margot... each of those little things represents what code is used in the design of the forum. For example, one of the boxes reads "CSS". What this means is that the forum has used CSS code (a picky code to work with, I might add), and the code is working properly. Same with mySQL, XHTML and PHP. All of them are the programming languages that allow you to post, PM, and even browse the website. :D

Alexandra Feodorovna / Re: Empress Alexandra Photos #4
« on: March 13, 2010, 04:03:32 PM »
The photo we're discussing is certainly taken on the same day as the photograph that was taken of her and Nicholas, passed around here as the first "engagement photo". I'm not on my regular computer so I can't post the one I'm trying to describe, but I believe they are bot taken on the 20th of April. :)

There is an email address listed on the FA's profile, however I don't see how your PMs wouldn't work.

Hope this helps!

Tatiana Nicholaievna / Re: The Capri Caesar Augustus Hotel
« on: March 11, 2010, 11:38:58 PM »
What I find remarkably interesting about this are the reasons the suite was named so. It gives credit to the Sigorini Family, and mentions Prince Bullak of Russia. The Prince bought the hotel in the 1900s had made the mansion into a centre for Russian culture and art, hence the "invisible thread". The Sigorini's purchased in in the 30s.

My question is, what prompted the Sigorini family to dedicate the room to the Grand Duchess? Simply to acknowledge the history of the previous owner's country?

As well, why Tatiana? Is there a connection between the Prince (or the Sigorini family) and the second child of the Tsar? Why not one of the other daughter, such as the eldest (Olga) or the most famous (Anastasia)?

Anastasia Nicholaievna / Re: GD. Anastasi and time of Birth
« on: December 20, 2009, 07:47:14 PM »
Please could someone post eventual Nicholas' diary entry on her birth? I would need it. Thanks in advance.

At about 3 o'clock in the morning, Alix started to have strong pains. At 4 o'clock I got up, went to my room and dressed. At exactly 6 o'clock in the morning in the morning a little daughter - Anastasia - was born. Everything went off splendidly, quite quickly and thank God without complications. Thanks to the fact it had been that it all began and ended while everyone was still asleep, we both had a feeling of calm and solitude! After that I sat down to write telegrams to relatives and friends in various parts of the world. At 11 o'clock Yanyshev said prayers. At 3 o'clock there was a Te Deum at our church. Mama arrived from Gatchina. Went for a short walk. After tea, Mama left. Luckily Alix felt quite cheerful. The little one weighs 11 1/2 pounds and measures 55 centimetres. Went to bed early.

From p. 191 of "A Lifelong Passion"

Tatiana Nicholaievna / Re: Czarina of Russia???
« on: December 20, 2009, 01:47:32 PM »
Don't worry, Wox, I can assure you that English is a second language for quite a few on this forum, and I applaud your courage for discussing in spite of it. Very few seem to be able to do that.

one must know to pick out good collaborators.

Tatiana seems to have been heavily influenced by her mother.

For by all accounts it seems that her friends and company were all "chosen" by the Empress, if you will. Alexandra selected her children's playmates, set up the hospital where the girls worked. The only friends she "chose" were some of the soldiers who came in - Dmitri Malama, for example. Although even he had to receive approval from Alix.
From Sophia Buxhoeveden (not the most reliable source, yet nonetheless): She was sociable, and friends would have been welcome, but no young girls were ever asked to the Palace. The Empress thought that the four sisters should be able to entertain one another.

one must know to make compromise as well

All of the children could compromise, however Tatiana was more of a messenger than the one doing the actual compromising among the family, bringing suggestions from the children to their mother and letting both parties come to their own decisions. I'm sure she could compromise and likely did so on occasion, however there is nothing to suggest that she was more reasonable than any of her sisters. :) .

one must discuss with people

Each of the girls could carry on a conversation. Olga, Maria and Anastasia was friendly and open, speaking to whomever would listen. From Lili Dehn: With [Tatiana], as with her mother, shyness and reserve were accounted as pride, but, once you knew her and had gained her affection, this reserve disappeared, and the real Tatiana became apparent. She was a poetical creature, always yearning for the ideal, and dreaming of great friendships which might be hers.

The girls certainly leaned how to converse more easily with the people as she reached captivity, however these events would never have happened in a scenario that Tatiana became Tsaritsa.

Tatiana seemed to have little confidence in her abilities to lead. Again from Sophie, with regard to the comittees she lead: The young Grand Duchess took the greatest interest in it and, young though she was, had quantities of papers sent her every day, which she went over with her mother's help, making notes and writing her decisions. Tatiana would have needed so much guidance that the country could not have provided. Tatiana would not only replicate the reign of her father, but it would have been riddled with the influence of her mother. It would have been an exact replica of his reign.

If we admit that Tatiana received the education Nicholas, or his brother Alexei, received that was not one to open the minds to a change in the country. The revolution would have happened, no matter what.


Tatiana had many redeemable qualities - she was kind, caring, an example to her sisters, her mother's pride and joy, and would have made an absolutely beautiful young lady had she been given the chance. However none of these make her an acceptable tsarina.

Sorry for posting so often, I keep thinking of new things to add.

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