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Once in 1906, Nicholas was swimming in the surf with his four daughters when a large wave swept over them. The Tsar and the three older daughters rose to the crest of the wave, but Anastasia, then five, disappeared. “Little Alexei [aged two] and I saw it happen from the beach," wrote the Tsar’s sister Olga Alexandrovna. "The child, of course, didn’t realize the danger, and kept clapping his hands at the tidal wave. Then Nicky dived again, grabbed Anastasia by her long hair, and swan back with her to the beach. I had gone cold with terror.”

Robert K. Massie, Nicholas & Alexandra

historyofromanovs:

Once in 1906, Nicholas was swimming in the surf with his four daughters when a large wave swept over them. The Tsar and the three older daughters rose to the crest of the wave, but Anastasia, then five, disappeared. “Little Alexei [aged two] and I saw it happen from the beach," wrote the Tsar’s sister Olga Alexandrovna. "The child, of course, didn’t realize the danger, and kept clapping his hands at the tidal wave. Then Nicky dived again, grabbed Anastasia by her long hair, and swan back with her to the beach. I had gone cold with terror.

Robert K. Massie, Nicholas & Alexandra

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The Young Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich Romanov of Russia.

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Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, Madame Grande (Detail), 1783

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Marie Antoinette (2006)

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Abbey Lee Kershaw by Greg Kadel for US Harper’s Bazaar June 2009 

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Adolphe Jourdan, Le Papillon, ca. 1840-89

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Parisian Café
Paris circa 1930
Alexander Artway

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Parisian Café

Paris circa 1930

Alexander Artway

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talking to people about my obsessions pretending im just a casual fan

Dmitri Hvorostovsky, I only say…

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Interiors of the Winter Palace, The Boudoir of Empress Maria Alexandrovna, 1861 by  Eduard Hau (German-Estonian painter, 1807—1888)

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Judy Garland’s 17th birthday party, 1939

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