ROMANOV FAMILY: PIERRE GILLIARD’S CAMERA

ROMANOV FAMILY: PIERRE GILLIARD’S CAMERA

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Recently a very special camera was brought over from Switzerland to Tsarskoe Selo. This camera was donated to the Tsarskoe Selo Museum by the descendants of Pierre Gilliard, the tutor of Tsar Nicholas II’s children, who once purchased it in St Petersburg.

Gillard used this camera to take many photographs of the Romanov  family.

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ROMANOV FAMILY PLACES: THEN AND NOW KEEPSAKE ALBUM

ROMANOV FAMILY PLACES: THEN AND NOW KEEPSAKE ALBUM

Everyone loves “then and now” photographs. Here is another digital “keepsake” album dedicated to the places associated with the Romanov family.

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ROMANOV FAMILY: OTMA KEEPSAKE ALBUM

ROMANOV FAMILY: OTMA KEEPSAKE ALBUM

I created this digital keepsake album for OTMA Romanov, much like the ones they used to often make themselves. Hope you enjoy!

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ROMANOV FAMILY: RARE PHOTOS – BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY’S VISIT ON THE STANDART.

On June 9, 1908,  King Edward VII became the first British monarch to visit Russia and his Romanov cousins.  Tsar Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra were Edward VII’s nephew and niece, and he met them and the entire Romanov family on the waters of the Bay of Reval (today Tallinn). The king and his wife, Queen Alexandra, joined the Romanov family onboard the Russian imperial yacht The Standart.

“It is with feelings of the deepest satisfaction and pleasure that I welcome your Majesty and her Majesty the Queen to Russian waters. I trust that this meeting, while strengthening the many and strong ties which unite our Houses, will have the happy results of drawing our countries closer together, and of promoting and maintaining the peace of the world.”

The photographs below were also taken during the Cowes Regatta British royal visit on August 2nd of 1909. Read more ROMANOV FAMILY: RARE PHOTOS – BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY’S VISIT ON THE STANDART.

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ROMANOV FAMILY PLACES: THEN AND NOW

ROMANOV FAMILY PLACES: THEN AND NOW

I just love looking at “then and now” photographs of places that have survived the years intact, and almost unchanged and compare what they looked like… And I know many of you do too, so here you go! Read more ROMANOV FAMILY PLACES: THEN AND NOW

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