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Yes. And May seems to had had a "sad face" which means that she could appears as being sad without being REALLY sad. Her facial features looked as sadened. Just look at the picture in which she is with Añlix (the one that is posted at the beginning of this page)


Having Fun! / Re: Rare Pictures XI
« on: October 23, 2011, 01:45:21 AM »
I watched all 9 parts of this video online and I've found it great...I wish I could speak Russian to enjoy it even deeply...


Having Fun! / Re: Rare Pictures XI
« on: October 21, 2011, 11:12:35 PM »
New one! And let me said: great one!


Having Fun! / Re: Collages on Photobucket
« on: October 12, 2011, 11:31:24 PM »
Il love this one the best...



My pc says the adress iswrong  :o

My father has only one leg. Te other was amputated 10 years ago. He had an ischaemia but the doctors didn't realize he was loosing his leg. He was sent home but his leg ws gangrenous. It smelled horribly and was completely dark becuse the nervous tissue was already dead. His leg was dead, it was like a corpse, but the doctors said it was last they had to amputate in a hurry because his blood was already poisoned and he was dying.
I saw how the leg was - and he had no wands outside. I can imagine how a wanded soldier's leg or arm could appear and how terrible it could be for a sensitive girl like Olga was.

This condition is named "gangrene".


It probably didn't matter to Alix.  When she decided that her daughters would nurse, they would nurse.  She probably didn't even ask if they were able to endure the stress of hospital life.

It was was Alexandra wanted to do and so she made the decision for everyone, as usual.  Both Olga and Tatiana might have thought, in their innocence, that they wanted to be nurses, but the reality, at least for Olga, turned out to be more that she could take.

What makes Alexandra any less innocent of the realities of hospital work than her daughters? To my knowledge she'd had no prior experience to prepare her for such tasks --- unless you count sitting at Aleksei's bedside during his hemophilia attacks. But even that is quite different from assisting in the operating theater.

I agree. And I'm amazed when people accuses Alix of not respecting their daughters "innocence" bringing them to work at a hospital in War time. I think she wanted them to have war duties and that they would know what Russian people was suffering. She wanted to show them that Royalty was not only parties and having fun, but duty and suffering as well.  As for their "innocence"...Olga and Tatiana performed their war duties when they were old ennough, as princesses, to marry and bring children to the world. Olga was entirely a woman  when she began to work in a hospital. Of course, even woman and grown up men could have breakdowns, but this is another story...


   Thanks for this EXTREMELY interesting insight, James. I've read in old medicine books (my great-grandpa was physician and had his diplome in 1919, having also studied for  a year in France while WWI was still there) that this phenomene was known as " putrid diesease of hospital" (I don't know how to translate it to English; in Spanish it's "podredumbre de hospital". My great-grandpa died when I was eight, and I remember clearly when he talked about wounded people who "smelled awfully". Some of them died quite fast if they didn't have their putrid legs or arms removed...If the wound was in other parts of the body the fever would take out patient's life. And yes...many nurses had breakdowns...and many doctors too! 

   I was aware of it, but for some reason, I didn't make the connection with Olga's breakdown case...


He seems younger than his 151!  ::)


Alexandra Feodorovna / Re: voices of the Imperial Family
« on: October 02, 2011, 11:49:00 PM »
Diane, posted a link to a youtube video of Nicholas' voice. It sounds much different than I have been led to believe; probably due to the movie Nicholas and Alexandra. His voice seems to have a lot of authority, at least imo.

That's true. I also espected to hear a different kind of voice, but not for the movie, but for the fact Nicholas was a tiny short man and I wouldn't imagine his voice would be so deep.


Alexandra Feodorovna / Re: Empress Alexandra - paintings and portraits
« on: September 24, 2011, 11:56:26 PM »
To me she looks much like Queen Alexandra (another "Alix"). But this is most definitely not Princess Alix of Hesse!

Yes...This was exactly what I was thinking about...But goingo to the link posted above, it seems that the artist wanted to portray Alix of Hesse...In my modets opinion, he failed to do so.


Alexandra Feodorovna / Re: Her Accent
« on: September 23, 2011, 11:03:34 PM »

it seems crazy that it is so requested in the EU, but almost non existant outside of it. Besides Pennsylvania Dutch, I don't think it's widely spoken in the States. Could this be because while England and France were colonizing places Germany was doing something else?

The Germans were late to colonize, and after WW I lost most of the few colonies they had.
In Namibia, a former German colony in Africa, you can find traces of German, mainly in street names.

Yes. In fact, I'm a fan of folk cuisine of different parts of the world and Naimibia's cuisine had a lot of "German" characteristics. Namibians likes bread in german-style they elaborates different kind of German sausages and have an excellent beer. Whindoek, Namibia's capital, shows a lot of German architecture.


Alexandra Feodorovna / Re: Empress Alexandra - paintings and portraits
« on: September 23, 2011, 11:00:53 PM »
Are you sure? It looks nothing like her...


Tatiana Nicholaievna / Re: Wild story on wikipedia
« on: September 22, 2011, 10:58:34 PM »
I agree with the whole "she would be noticed" deal, but just to point out, she wasn't a Victorian Victorian lady. She pelted people with paper balls from a window in 1914.

Tatiana and her sisters were immature and native as their mother wanted them to be since she found young ladies of Russian society to be foolish and think they only of soldiers.

Russian Society as been known to be very scandalized and almost barbaric with love affairs and such. As Alix has been raised as a tight lace Victorian Princess, she wanted her daughters to be raised as such. Innocent and native.

As for the paper ball throwing, my guess that naughty Anastasia (still a child at the time) had Tatiana to play in her games...and possibly hoped that their mother would never find out. they were Just having fun and in their way of being naughty lol

   Yes, this was what I anted to say. OTMA were living in "Edwardian times", but Alix raised them as she had been raised : as aVictorian girls. She wanted them innocent and naïve, as Gotjhic Empress said. I cannot imagine any of them getting out the Palace without another person to take care of them.


P.S: Yes , Tim. Wikipedia is not always a reliable source to find historic information. 

What a little treasure! Thanks for posting it!


Tatiana Nicholaievna / Re: Wild story on wikipedia
« on: September 20, 2011, 12:01:11 AM »
The whole story is absurd...The also false rumors that I've heard about, always mentioned Olga Nicholaievna as being raped by Rasputin (I don't believe a single word of it. The "historian" Massimo Grillandi, trais to persuade his readers that Olga had been iniciated in sex by father Gregory, and distroyed the romantic idea she formerly had about love...a more absurd notion than imagining Tatiana watching Rasputing castrated before her eyes)...I think that Tatiana seemed to appreciate Rasputin a lot, since she would copy his phrases as if they were a great learninf for her. Tatiana was a very deep religious person and a very innocent young girl who wouldn't accept that Rasputin was not the saint her mother believed he was.

Besides, she would find very difficult to go out the Palace without being noticed. OTMA carreid a very Victorian lifestyle, and no nice young girls would have left her house at night unchaperoned...


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