Thursday, November 4, 2010
this article in the November issue of The Smithsonian, I've caught myself thinking about this woman again and again. She was Grand Duchess Tatiana Romanova, the second child of Czar Nicolas II and Czarina Alexandra. Her father was the last monarch of Russia. She, along with her four siblings, parents and four attendants were executed on July 17, 1918. I don't know why I feel so heart-achy for her, in particular. There is just something in her expression that grips me.