30 Day Romanov Challenge: Day 8- Favourite Formal Photograph
The Imperial Family with the Baby Heir, 1904.
During the time of the 1905 uprisings, the Romanov family utilized the one thing they had to their advantage; their wholesome family image. Photographs of the young, loving family were taken and distributed to show their Tsar not as the harsh, unforgiving autocrat his enemies made him out to be, but the kind and generous father and husband that could appeal to the masses.
Nicholas and Alexandra adored their children, finding their one perfect role in parenthood. Here we see the utter dedication they had to their children; the long awaited heir is fawned over by his sisters and mother, Anastasia hold her fathers hand, and Tatiana rests her head on her mother’s arm, Olga holding her father’s lovingly.
If you must fault Nicholas for his leadership roles, you will never find any shortcomings of him when it came to family.
♕ Day 9 (Favourite photograph of Alexei)
"Enough of this already. Can we please go home?"
If you would like Tumblr users to like you, remove the post limit and word limit on messages.
If you place ads on our dash or charge for use every month, there will be a war. You have an army. We have a hulk.
30 Day Romanov Challenge: Day 9- Favourite photograph of Alexei
Nicholas II and Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich
There isn’t even a question when it comes to this one.
What really astounds me about this photograph is how royal Alexei looks. He and his father both wear casual clothing for their position, but manage to embody the Imperial name. Alexei looks as though he could rule an empire, defeat his illness, and maintain the loving family he grew up amongst. I get tears to my eyes just thinking about what a life was lost here, what good Alexei would have done for his country, had he been given the opportunity.
And he looks so proud of his position, not at all in an egotistical way, but like he knows what responsibility he has to his beloved Motherland.
And I think Nicholas knows this. He knows that his son could do well, against the odds, and bring a new future Russia. The love between father and son is so perfectly portrayed in this simple photograph.
Fuller versions, including Tatiana and Alexandra.
I swear this picture is getting fuller and fuller. What’s next…Alexei right next to Alix? :)
Alexei’s like doing a cartwheel in behind the camera and thats why their faces look worried.
.♕ Day 8 (Favourite formal photograph)
Equally and hauntingly beautiful, I've always loved those pictures of the two sets of sisters from the Hessian Grand Ducal and Russian Imperial Families. I don't know if this was planned, but I love how Alexandra and Anastasia rested their heads on her elder sister's shoulder.
history meme | two natural disasters: the schoolchildren’s blizzard, 1888
No one on the prairie was prepared for the violent blizzard that blew in on January 12, 1888. The morning had dawned 30 to 40 degrees warmer than the day before. After weeks of below zero temperatures, the day seemed almost pleasantly warm. Many residents thought a January thaw had arrived. But the day changed quickly. As an Arctic cold front collided with warm, moisture-filled air from the Gulf of Mexico, a blizzard formed. It raced southeastward from Canada at 60 to 70 miles per hour. Gale-force winds whipped the falling snow. Then, in a period of just a few minutes the sky darkened and temperatures dropped dramatically, and vicious winds drove tiny snow flakes which almost instantaneously created a whiteout with visibility near zero. Blizzard conditions continued until about midnight as temperatures fell precipitously to double digits below zero with a wind chill of -40. An estimated 4-5 feet of snow had fallen. It reached eastern Nebraska and Iowa in mid-afternoon, the school dismissal time. It became known as the Schoolchildren’s Blizzard. The most widely reported deaths were those of schoolchildren, which is how the storm got its name. Ten-year-old Johnny Walsh of Avoca froze to death trying to find his house. Six siblings died trying to make it home from school near Chester Township. An estimated 230 people perished in this blizzard.
Fuller versions, including Tatiana and Alexandra.
I swear this picture is getting fuller and fuller. What’s next…Alexei right next Alix? :)
The Hall of Mirrors at night
© EPV / Christian-Milet
history meme | one war: the first world war, 1914-1918
This war, also known as the war between three royal cousins, was the first of two global wars in the twentieth century. Emperor Nicholas II of Russia, King George V of the United Kingdom, and Kaiser Wilhelm II are the royal cousins. The outcome and their personal endings are well known--Nicky shot with his family by the Bolsheviks, Willy in exile in Holland, George still atop his throne.
do animals think in english or in the sounds they make
this is what yahoo paid $1.1 billion for
history meme. seven pairings: queen victoria and prince albert.
She was an 18-year-old young woman who had just become Queen of England in 1837. He was her cousin and they married in 1840. Queen Victoria was most pleased with her new husband. She wrote to her uncle Leopold thanking him “for the prospect of great happiness you have contributed to give me in the person of dear Albert. “He possesses every quality that can be desired to make me perfectly happy.” Berkshire historian Jane Walton says: “He had actually been her right-hand man, he had helped with all the business, he’d taken the load of monarchy off her shoulders to a certain extent. “He devoted himself to sorting out the Royal finances, so much so they could afford to buy Osborne House - a home of their own that was their private residence.” For 21 years they lived in close harmony and had a family of nine children, many of whom married into the European monarchy. Prince Albert died of typhoid at Windsor on 14 December 1861. Victoria was overwhelmed by grief and remained in mourning until the end of her life. Cliveden in Berkshire offered some peace and quiet during political difficulties, such as when the Second Reform Act was going through the House Of Commons in 1867. She would arrive at Cliveden with a 90-strong entourage and a huge portrait of Albert, which she positioned on an easel at the end of the bed she stayed in, and a smaller portrait by her pillow. Jane says: “The one by her pillow was actually a portrait of Albert sleeping, so when she woke up it was as if Albert was still there.” (x)
♕ Day 7: Favourite holiday destination
If I have to pick for my personal reasons, I would pick Denmark or England because I would love to visit these countries. But for the Romanovs, I pick Livadia and the Crimea because this place was a safe haven for them, where they could be themselves. Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna herself had famously quoted, "In St. Petersburg we work, but at Livadia, we live."