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Re: Romanovs at Play--Entertainments and Hobbies
« Reply #30 on: June 26, 2005, 02:33:19 PM »
Why do you think that OTMA were oblidged to wear what appear very uncomfortable swimming dresses - but Alexie and Nicholas swam naked?

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« Reply #31 on: June 26, 2005, 02:34:29 PM »
The only reference I remember reading to Alexandra swimming or bathing in public was when, in 1903, she bathed nude by the moonlight with her husband and others at the holy waters at Sarov, hoping this would help her conceive a son. But of course, this was done under the cover of darkness so nobody really saw her apart from those in her entourage.

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« Reply #32 on: June 26, 2005, 05:55:25 PM »
Nikolai and Aleksey swam naked? lol. That's funny. I think OTMA had to wear those big swimsuits because they were girls, and men were around. I think it was more accepted for a woman to see a man naked than it was for a man to see a woman naked.

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Re: Romanovs at Play--Entertainments and Hobbies
« Reply #33 on: June 26, 2005, 09:56:13 PM »
I think you're probably right.

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Re: Romanovs at Play--Entertainments and Hobbies
« Reply #34 on: June 26, 2005, 10:03:10 PM »
I found some cute swimming pictures, and I'll scan them and post them tomorrow as I'm getting kinda tired tonight.  :P

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Re: Romanovs at Play--Entertainments and Hobbies
« Reply #35 on: June 27, 2005, 07:05:30 AM »
OMG i didn't no they swam naked! i just thought they wore kind wat the girls wore. like the jail kind. yes, im shure that is the reason. :D
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« Reply #36 on: June 27, 2005, 08:42:29 AM »
Well there are photos of Nicholas and Alexie swimming in the buff! I do not know if this was a "Russian tradition" or simply the style of the day... Alix might have wanted her girls to have more Victorian modestly.
Their "swimming suits" were made of pure wool! (yuck!)

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« Reply #37 on: June 27, 2005, 09:16:24 AM »
Ok, here are some scans of swimming sessions, or at least two of swimming, and one of Alexei in the water.

We were discussing how the men would swim naked, I have proof for that, and against.

The first picture here, is of Nicky and some men swimming naked. The funny thing about this picture is that they are all covering themselves where it matters most, lol  ;D

The second one is a bit blurry, but I'm going to pook a guess at who it is. To me, it looks like Olga A., unamed, and Nicky. If that is Nicky, notice he is wearing a bathing suit?

Last one is of Alexei playing in the water.

I'll look around for more later ^_^

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« Reply #38 on: June 27, 2005, 09:22:29 AM »
Good point -- perhaps the men swam naked only in the company of other men...
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Re: Romanovs at Play--Entertainments and Hobbies
« Reply #39 on: June 27, 2005, 09:45:36 AM »
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Nikolai and Aleksey swam naked? lol. That's funny. I think OTMA had to wear those big swimsuits because they were girls, and men were around. I think it was more accepted for a woman to see a man naked than it was for a man to see a woman naked.


Yes...I think before the 1920's women were thought to have little interest in sex...so they should have limited interest in seeing the male form....

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Re: Romanovs at Play--Entertainments and Hobbies
« Reply #40 on: June 27, 2005, 09:55:25 AM »
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Ok, here are some scans of swimming sessions, or at least two of swimming, and one of Alexei in the water.

We were discussing how the men would swim naked, I have proof for that, and against.

The first picture here, is of Nicky and some men swimming naked. The funny thing about this picture is that they are all covering themselves where it matters most, lol  ;D

The second one is a bit blurry, but I'm going to pook a guess at who it is. To me, it looks like Olga A., unamed, and Nicky. If that is Nicky, notice he is wearing a bathing suit?

Last one is of Alexei playing in the water.

I'll look around for more later ^_^


o ok thanks! i totally get it now!... man i cant belive it lolz. alexei looks so cute playing in the water lolz::). yes in the second pic... nicky did have a swimming suit so... ya  ;D
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Re: Romanovs at Play--Entertainments and Hobbies
« Reply #41 on: June 27, 2005, 09:56:44 AM »
ya i can't imagine having 2 swim in WHOOL! man that must have been so hard to move lolz.
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« Reply #42 on: June 27, 2005, 11:05:15 PM »
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The second one is a bit blurry, but I'm going to pook a guess at who it is. To me, it looks like Olga A., unamed, and Nicky. If that is Nicky, notice he is wearing a bathing suit?


That was taken in 1913: it's Olga Aleksandrovna, Tatiana Nikolaevna, and Nicky. :)

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« Reply #43 on: June 28, 2005, 06:34:51 AM »
Is she Tatiana Nicholaevna? She looks like a boy, and looks a bit fat...

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Re: Romanovs at Play--Entertainments and Hobbies
« Reply #44 on: June 28, 2005, 08:06:54 AM »
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Is she Tatiana Nicholaevna? She looks like a boy, and looks a bit fat...


your right! she does look a bit fat... must have been the pic was taken... for she is SUPER thin!
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