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hikaru

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Romanovs at Play--Entertainments and Hobbies
« on: April 09, 2005, 06:25:14 AM »
I found  out the rules on the main page of the Time Machine.

hikaru

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Re: Romanovs at Play--Entertainments and Hobbies
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2005, 10:51:08 AM »
I have heard that OTMA loved to play game  which called  "one rouble game" or "to play in rouble"
(igraty v rouble) in Russian.
Did somebody hear about it?
I undertstand that rouble is the money unit.
Maybe, it was some kind of tramp game?

ferngully

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Re: Romanovs at Play--Entertainments and Hobbies
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2005, 11:41:57 AM »
there is another game mentioned in olga or tatiana's diary entries i think, but i can't remember
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Re: Romanovs at Play--Entertainments and Hobbies
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2005, 09:50:31 PM »
Ferngully, the pic on your siggy...does it go like this from left to right:

Tatiana, Anastasia, Maria, Olga?
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ferngully

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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2005, 02:29:17 AM »
thats exactly right clockworkgirl ;D its one of my fave OTMA pics now that i know how to crop! it took me a while to figure out who which one was at first!
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Sarai_Porretta

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Re: Romanovs at Play--Entertainments and Hobbies
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2005, 02:11:03 PM »
Dear Elisa,
As Hikaru said, there is an article about this game on the main AP page:
http://www.alexanderpalace.org/palace/Bezique.html

Maria_Nikolaievna

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« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2005, 02:53:10 PM »
In their letters, the Grand Duchesses often mention the game 'Colorito' and the Grand Duchess Maria also talks about a game which they called 'The slower you go the sooner you reach your destination.'

Does anyone know anything about the game 'Colorito'?

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Re: Romanovs at Play--Entertainments and Hobbies
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2005, 02:56:41 PM »
http://www.abstractstrategy.com/colorito.html - here's a picture of a Colorito board.

Maria_Nikolaievna

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« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2005, 03:10:45 PM »
Thanks Lanie! Do you know if that game is still played today? It must have been fun, because the Imperial Family semeed to play it a lot!  :)

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grandduchess_42

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Re: Romanovs at Play--Entertainments and Hobbies
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2005, 09:19:39 AM »
i have never seen NAOTMAA in swimming suits! does any one have pics of them in some?

Shvibzik

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Re: Romanovs at Play--Entertainments and Hobbies
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2005, 09:34:05 AM »
OTMA

http://www.naotmaa.net/anastasia/02.jpg

Most of the swimsuits of the period looked similar to that. ^
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aleksandra

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« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2005, 10:16:46 AM »
what about alix wearing one?

Shvibzik

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« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2005, 10:57:18 AM »
Did she even swim?  I've never seen a picture of her with a swimsuit on before. :-/

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Re: Romanovs at Play--Entertainments and Hobbies
« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2005, 11:25:21 AM »
The bathing suits the girls wore would eventually become almost long dresses, which would cover the "appropriate" areas.

I doubt that Alexandra went swimming very often and if she did, only in the company of her immediate family (maybe ladies in waiting as well). Alexandra's sense of propriety was very strong and I cannot imagine her swimming in front of guests or anyone really other than her husband or children. I don't think it would have been proper anyway for her to do otherwise.

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Shvibzik

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Re: Romanovs at Play--Entertainments and Hobbies
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2005, 11:32:08 AM »