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Offline Ally Kumari

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Re: Fotos of Alexandra's pregnancies?
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2009, 09:25:36 AM »
It´s probably because modern trend dictates motherhood to be something special (not saying it isn´t in a way), rather than something completely natural....

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Re: Fotos of Alexandra's pregnancies?
« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2009, 12:00:15 PM »
You are so right!  Motherhood has become like having won a prize!

I am not saying that children aren't special, I am just saying that in our times, they are pushed into our faces at every turn.  They have their own food and stores and clothing, etc.  They are held up as a prince or princess instead of being "seen and not heard" as we were when I was a kid.

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Re: Fotos of Alexandra's pregnancies?
« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2009, 06:25:25 PM »
There aren't too much photos or paintigs of royal ladies for the same reasons that you mentioned before.
Of cousre pregnancy isn't bad, is natural & good but the majority of women preferred to hide it

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Re: Fotos of Alexandra's pregnancies?
« Reply #18 on: August 26, 2009, 07:17:32 PM »
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While I am not saying that I would go back to this type of behavior, I would like to see a little less stomach on the women in the mall.  It is almost a badge of honor to show your stomach these days and many women don't even buy maternity clothing.  They simply wear bigger shirts or the same size and let it all "hang out".

I am sorry but I think that is disgusting.  A little common sense and decency would go a long way.

I'd like to see a little less skin on people in general...


Anyway, I believe there is a portrait painted when Alix was pregnant with Olga. If I can find it, I'll post it.

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Re: Fotos of Alexandra's pregnancies?
« Reply #19 on: August 27, 2009, 04:36:02 PM »
You are so right!  Motherhood has become like having won a prize!

I am not saying that children aren't special, I am just saying that in our times, they are pushed into our faces at every turn.  They have their own food and stores and clothing, etc.  They are held up as a prince or princess instead of being "seen and not heard" as we were when I was a kid.

You see this a lot with celebrities, it's a general trend, but celebrity culture defintely makes it even more prominent, or maybe celebrities just reflect the general trend. You have only read any celebrity magazine to see that motherhood is treated like having won a prize. Back in Alexandra's day, the pregnancies of royalty or prominent/ wealthy people were far less displayed, although of course there was often expectaction or hope for an heir involved in royal pregancies. Even in the early '80s when Diana was pregnant with Prince William the press was criticized for taking pictures of her pregnant in a bikini on vacation, when she had expected privacy. I think they used long range lenses so she didn't even know they were taking photos.

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Re: Fotos of Alexandra's pregnancies?
« Reply #20 on: August 27, 2009, 06:33:55 PM »
I'd like to see a little less skin on people in general...


Anyway, I believe there is a portrait painted when Alix was pregnant with Olga. If I can find it, I'll post it.

would be interesting to see that painting :-)

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Re: Fotos of Alexandra's pregnancies?
« Reply #21 on: August 28, 2009, 01:19:25 PM »
I think it's a good thing the attitudes towards pregnancy has changed. The woman shouldn't be expected to stay in her house. And it should be a joyous time.

However, walking around with her belly hanging out is quite different.

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Re: Fotos of Alexandra's pregnancies?
« Reply #22 on: August 31, 2009, 02:05:54 AM »
Anyway, I believe there is a portrait painted when Alix was pregnant with Olga. If I can find it, I'll post it.

Is this the painting you are referring to?

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Re: Fotos of Alexandra's pregnancies?
« Reply #23 on: September 03, 2009, 03:05:18 AM »
oh, I love this portrait of Alix, she looks so pretty here!

And about the pregnancy photos... well, I think that's all we can do about it, as the XIX/XX century women were almost never going out or posing for pictures while being visibly pregnant... AND especially aristocrats...  I am surprised there are at least those few shots of Alix...

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Re: Fotos of Alexandra's pregnancies?
« Reply #24 on: September 05, 2009, 09:16:19 AM »
I do love this painting...and to know, that there is a cute little olga on it too...  :D  :D  :D
And when he shall die, // Take him and cut him out in little starres, // And he will make the Face of heaven so fine, // That all the world will be in Love with night, // And pay no worship to the Garish Sun.

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Re: Fotos of Alexandra's pregnancies?
« Reply #25 on: September 07, 2009, 10:55:01 AM »
What beautiful painting, Alexandra looks really beautiful on it. Thank you very much to share it here


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Re: Fotos of Alexandra's pregnancies?
« Reply #26 on: September 07, 2009, 02:37:57 PM »
What beautiful painting, Alexandra looks really beautiful on it. Thank you very much to share it here



You're welcome! :)

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Re: Fotos of Alexandra's pregnancies?
« Reply #27 on: September 16, 2009, 08:13:17 PM »
Aren't there more photos or paintings?
The topic is really interesting ;-)

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Re: Fotos of Alexandra's pregnancies?
« Reply #28 on: September 17, 2009, 02:21:54 AM »
Another one from 1899


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Re: Fotos of Alexandra's pregnancies?
« Reply #29 on: September 18, 2009, 05:40:07 PM »
This is lovely, I suppose that she is pregnant of Grand Duchess Maria ;-)