Reconstruction of the Kremlin In 1800 based on sketches and drawings ordered by Tsar Paul I.

“Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.”

Anton Chekhov (via ivankaramazovs)


Oh you cuties! <3 Yevgenia Obraztsova and (I’m not sure of the man’s name?)

photos: Mark Olich

Burnt By The Sun (Утомлённые солнцем), 1994, dir. Nikita Mikhalkov


Alfred George Stevens - Mary Ann, Wife of Leonard Collman (ca. 1854)

tagged as: # art
Title: Грубым дается радость
Artist: Алексей Горшенев
Played: 12 times


"…А на улице мальчик сопливый.
Воздух поджарен и сух.
Мальчик такой счастливый
И ковыряет в носу.

Ковыряй, ковыряй, мой милый,
Суй туда палец весь,
Только вот с этой силой
В душу свою не лезь…”

С.Есенин 1923 (“Грубым дается радость, нежным дается печаль”) 


A.A.Ushina illustration for Dostoevsky’s “Idiot”


Nicholas II, Empress Alexandra and their daughters on their yacht in 1912.

tagged as: # Romanov


"We’d often go to the movies. We’d shiver as the screen lit up. But more often, Madeleine and I would be disappointed. More often we’d be disappointed. The images flickered. Marilyn Monroe looked terribly old. It saddened us. It wasn’t the film we had dreamed, the film we all carried in our hearts, the film we wanted to make… and secretly wanted to live."

Masculin Féminin (1966) dir. Jean-Luc Godard


The Park in Autumn, Boris Vasilyevich Bessonov (1862-1934)

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