I looked at my watch and turned on the radio. The music came pouring out and I sat there absorbing what sounded like hundred pieces playing the Axel Stordahl arrangement, swelling, softening, opening a path for Frank Sinatra’s voice to come through singing… I dropped my do-it-yourself record on the floor, listening, appreciating the professionalism, the way all that music served as no more than a frame for his voice, a frame he didn’t seem to even notice was there. He sang free, unencumbered, as easy as if he were in the shower, yet all the elements fit and came together in a big-time sound that gave me chills.
Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia in bed with her mother Empress Alexandra Feodorovna and brother Tsarevich Alexei by her side. During the grand celebrations of the Romanov Tercentenary in 1913, Grand Duchess Tatiana fell ill with the Typhoid fever after she drank contaminated water. Tatiana spent several weeks in bed and as Tatiana’s hair was cut short, she had to wear uncomfortable wigs for official occasions and formal photoshoots.
GET TO KNOW ME MEME: 5 favourite movies/series from my childhood - [1/5] The Princess Bride “ Fencing. Fighting. Torture. Poison. True love. Hate. Revenge. Giants. Hunters. Bad men. Good men. Beautifulest ladies. Snakes. Spiders. Beasts of all natures and descriptions. Pain. Death. Brave men. Coward men. Strongest men. Chases. Escapes. Lies. Truths. Passion. Miracles.”