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Re: Romanovs at Play--Entertainments and Hobbies
« Reply #15 on: June 25, 2005, 11:42:57 AM »
Perhaps, but I think that's just a regular everyday dress. Here's what Alexandra for instance would have worn:

http://www.kshs.org/cool/graphics/coolbath.jpg

There was also a cape that went over it for when the fabric got "clingy" after a dip.  ;)
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« Reply #16 on: June 25, 2005, 11:47:15 AM »
One can just as easily imagine Queen Victoria in a swim suit as Alexandra....as in....not ever.... ;D

And yet the chaps went nudders much of the time...ironic.... ???
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Re: Romanovs at Play--Entertainments and Hobbies
« Reply #17 on: June 25, 2005, 11:47:58 AM »
o thanks! i don't think that alix would swim, i'm shure she would just watch. i'm shure she swam wen she was younger. personally i like the dress swimming suit better than the jail looking one
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« Reply #18 on: June 25, 2005, 11:55:58 AM »
Yes...I think as an adult...Alexandra was more your foot cooler type...and then only rarely....women today have little idea how contolled women were in the past...lucky them today.....which is a problem I have with Islam now....women as 2nd/3rd class citizens...

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Re: Romanovs at Play--Entertainments and Hobbies
« Reply #19 on: June 25, 2005, 12:02:48 PM »
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o thanks! i don't think that alix would swim, i'm shure she would just watch. i'm shure she swam wen she was younger. personally i like the dress swimming suit better than the jail looking one


I think I would have prefered the first, as the other version was made of heavy wool and quite restrictive. It was made more for wading and floating in the water rather than actual physical exercise. At least the first looks somewhat comfortable.

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Re: Romanovs at Play--Entertainments and Hobbies
« Reply #20 on: June 25, 2005, 02:44:17 PM »
At the top of page 145 in "the Romanovs, love power & tragedy" (Leppi Publications -- London 1993; and ISBN 0952-1644-zero-X) there is a full half page picture of all four grand Duchesses in horizontally striped swimsuits with knee length pants and short-sleeved tops with  buttoned fronts.

This is a fine book, with excellent sources, still available from London.

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Re: Romanovs at Play--Entertainments and Hobbies
« Reply #21 on: June 25, 2005, 06:07:20 PM »
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I think I would have prefered the first, as the other version was made of heavy wool and quite restrictive. It was made more for wading and floating in the water rather than actual physical exercise. At least the first looks somewhat comfortable.


yes thats all very true, but i still don't like em lolz.  ;)
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« Reply #22 on: June 26, 2005, 12:48:47 AM »


This is Tatiana, Anya I think, and another member of OTMA swimming at Livadia. For the life of me, I can't tell who is who. Anya is in the middle I think, and Tatiana on the right, but who's on the left? Maybe Olga?
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Re: Romanovs at Play--Entertainments and Hobbies
« Reply #23 on: June 26, 2005, 01:32:31 AM »
I think it's Olga on the left, yes.

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Re: Romanovs at Play--Entertainments and Hobbies
« Reply #24 on: June 26, 2005, 09:11:45 AM »
yes it does look like olga!
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Re: Romanovs at Play--Entertainments and Hobbies
« Reply #25 on: June 26, 2005, 01:45:14 PM »
didn't people used to wear wollen ones which stretched quite a bit and sagged! :)
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« Reply #26 on: June 26, 2005, 02:13:53 PM »
maybe that was the victorians ;D
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« Reply #27 on: June 26, 2005, 02:16:24 PM »
it probably was! thats why they had those mobile huts to quickly dash into afterwards! ;D
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« Reply #28 on: June 26, 2005, 02:18:20 PM »
yeh! ;D that was it!

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Re: Romanovs at Play--Entertainments and Hobbies
« Reply #29 on: June 26, 2005, 02:29:33 PM »
There's a very funny pic of the kids on their swimsuits, they do look-like with that old movies funny swinsuits...
I don't have any pics because I've deleted then,my pc was too slow!

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