Sunday, January 24, 2010

the funeral train of alexander III (the lament of nicholas II)

sasha's in a coffin on a funeral procession to the cathedral of saints peter and paul. november the 1st. november the 1st. 1894. father, oh father, why have you left me? all saints day. novena optional. emperor so soon. all hail tsar nicholas II. 'emperor and autocrat of all the russias'.

alix by his side.

"what is going to happen to me and all of russia?" the young man whispered. a sigh. 25 years old. an empire in my hands.
i'm not ready for this.

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