ROMANOV FAMILY: ON THIS DATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS. TATIANA ROMANOV. 16 MAY, 1916.

ROMANOV FAMILY: ON THIS DATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS. TATIANA ROMANOV. 16 MAY, 1916. 

(DACHA AT EVPATORIA, CRIMEA)

Grand Duchess Tatiana at a beach in Evpatoria on 16 May, In the background Nicholas II and Tsarevich Alexei can also be seen. 1916. Photo credit:
Click to enlarge this photo. Grand Duchess Tatiana at the “Mechta” (“The Dream”) Dacha on a beach in Evpatoria on 16 May, 1916. In the background Nicholas II and Tsarevich Alexei can also be seen.  Romanov family friend Anna Vyrubova, who owned this dacha, is on the left. Photo credit: ГА РФ, ф. 640 оп. 3 д. 25 л. 77 фото 1147

From the 1916 diary of Tatiana Romanov:

Monday, 16 May. In the morning arrived in Evpatoria. Went to the cathedral for moleben, from there to a mosque, then to the Karaite temple . Went to Mama’s sanatorium. Rita was there, a lot of the wounded and many of ours. Examined everything, then stopped by a small infirmary. Breakfast on the train. In the afternoon went to Anya’s dacha . Rita was there too. Sat on a marvelous beach near the sea, hunted for seashells. Had tea on her balcony. Returned at 6 o’clock. All our wounded were at the train station. Sat at home. Had dinner with everyone. At 9 o’clock walked with Papa along the Sarabuz station. Left Anya there. Later sat with Mama. – Terribly sad to leave the Crimea, the sea, the sailors and the ships!

From the book Tatiana Romanov, Daughter of the Last Tsar: Diaries and Letters, 1913–1918

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