SMS Hessen seen in Hamburg, Germany.  Hessen was launched on Sept. 18, 1903.  Hessen was captured intact (as remote control target ship) after World War 2, taken by the Soviets and  renamed Tsel.  It was then scrapped in the 1950's.

11 in pre-dreadnought SMS Hessen at Hamburg before Commissioned in she was one of the oldest German capital ships at Jutland in and was still in service as a radio controlled target ship at the end of Awarded to the USSR, she was scrapped in the

Empress Alexandra Feodorovna by tashusik "Marriage is a divine rite. It was part of God’s design when He created man. It is the closest and the most holy union on earth.”  “Our love for each other may be sincere and deep on sunny days, but it is never as strong as on days of suffering and sorrow, when all the previously hidden richness of the soul is revealed.”  -Empress Alexandra Feodorovna (1872-1918)

Сочетание цветов и вышивка! The last Empress of Russia, Tsarina Alexandra Fyodorovna Romanova, nee Princess Alix of Hesse and by Rhine consort of Nicholas II., seen here in full court dress, year Photo by Tashusik.

The last empress of Russia as a girl with her grandmother, Queen Victoria.

The last Empress of Russia, (Alix of Hesse) Alexandra Feodorovna, as a girl with her grandmother Queen Victoria of England.

The last Empress of Russia, Tsarina Alexandra Fyodorovna Romanova, nee Princess Alix of Hesse and by Rhine (1872-1918), consort of Nicholas II., seen here in full court dress, year 1906.

Tasha's middle name--Alexandra--named after the Tsarina to honor her Russian heritage. The last Empress of Russia, Tsarina Alexandra Fyodorovna Romanova, nee Princess Alix of Hesse and by Rhine consort of Nicholas II., seen here in full court dress, year

Photographer Annie Leibovitz talked with us last year about creating imagery for the ongoing Disney campaign that has seen David Beckham bec...

Jessica Chastain Wows As Merida In Latest From Disney Campaign

Jessica Chastain: Princess Merida for Disney Dream Portrait! Take a look at this stunning photo of Jessica Chastain as Princess Merida from Brave for the brand new Disney Dream Portrait, shot by Annie Leibovitz.

Eva Hesse Test piece for Contingent, 1969 Latex over cheesecloth 144 x 44 in.

sister-saint: “buvisualarts: “Eva Hesse Test piece for Contingent, 1969 Latex over cheesecloth 144 x 44 in. ” WOW i’ve never seen this sample before!

Community: Photograph Of Meteor From An Airplane Window

Photograph Of Meteor From An Airplane Window. Using an underexposed fisheye lens, photographer John Colbensen manages to capture this unbelievable moment while on vacation.

"I'll leave you a rose, I know they are your favourite" he sobbed, the body of his sister didn't move as he had hoped, he wished it was all a dream, that Gabriel would come barging into his room and demand his company, like old times. oh how he hoped, then he realised that how could he when hope is dead. -greyson-

If there is a situation to crush the rose or crush the thorn ! I'll crush the thorns and kiss the rose - kristOFF

The Kochli Sapphire Tiara (Russian, whereabouts unknown) (Pic is in black & white, the sapphires are blue). Belonged to Alexandra Feodorovna.

The Kochli Sapphire Tiara (Russian, whereabouts unknown) (Pic is in black & white, the sapphires are blue). Belonged to Alexandra Feodorovna.girlie girl coming out!

Hunde am See in Hessen | Seen.de

Hunde am See in Hessen | Seen.de

Seen in Hessen | Seen.de

Seen in Hessen | Seen.de

Aquamarine Parure of Grand Duchess Elizaveta Feodorovna (Ella), the senior sister of Empress Alexandra. The Tiara, Necklace, and Bracelet were made by Faberge.

Aquamarine Parure of Grand Duchess Elizaveta Feodorovna (Ella), the senior sister of Empress Alexandra. The Tiara, Necklace, and Bracelet were made by Faberge. The Hesse aquamarine parure was part of the Russian Imperial Jewels and made by Faberge.

Lancaster, Pennsylvania...farm country, and so pretty....one of my favorite places to visit. Amazing how difficult society makes it for those that desire to live a simple lifestyle....technology is good, but I think their choice is sometimes wiser.

In Depth: Best Places To Grow Old

Amish in Lancaster County (from Forbes "Best Places To Grow Old".Lancaster County is on their list)

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