Daily Drawing #287
This evening I watched the first in a two-part BBC documentary, ‘Russia’s Lost Princesses: The Gilded Cage’ on the life of the Romanov children..
It is really interesting. Instead of focusing on their deaths as with most documentaries about this family, this one starts with the background and story of the children’s mother and father, Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra, which is truly fascinating! If you can view it, I highly recommend it! :)
From Left-Right: Olga, Anastasia, Tatiana, Alexei, Maria
This sketch shows Olga (the eldest) with a camera, as was given to all of the Romanov children. They each had one and took many photos.
Also I tried to highlight Alexei, the youngest and only boy, as he was very much doted on by the whole family. This was due to him being heir to the throne (surpassing his four older sisters) as well as being diagnosed with a rare form of hemophilia; something that was kept a secret from everyone but the family.
All is explained much better in the documentary, so apologies if there are any mistakes here! I tried to keep it as concise as possible! But please, watch it if you’re interested in this sort of thing! :]
Closeup of 15-year-old Anastasia that shows how long her hair was in 1916.
“It was not long before Sydney Gibbes found himself once more having to contend with Anastasia’s quirky and inattentive behaviour in class. On one occasion, having lost his temper, he told her to ‘shut up’; the next time she handed in her homework she had added a new nameplate to her exercise book – ‘A. Romanova (Shut up!)’.”
—Helen Rappaport, The Romanov Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra
(New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2014): p. 335.
OTMA(A) in Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny (2006)
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"your laughter, once again i hear my nicky, your dear father,"
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Sometimes when you lose your keys it’s easier just to buy a new door.
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The Empty Hearse: A summary
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Badass part 2! (at The House Of Holmquistadores!)
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disadvantages of having thick hair
- your head is always 100000 degrees
- shedding everywhere
- snapping thin combs
- spend $100 on dye if you want to color it
- hair is still wet 2 years after you showered
- styling your hair takes longer than growing it
advantages of having thick hair
god gave us two hands for a reason
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“'…now I don't care;
I could go anywhere with you,
and I’d probably be happy.’”
—Bright Eyes. “First Day of My Life.” (via shitty-first-drafts