The small apartment (quite a comedown from Peterhof Palace where she was born) where Grand Duchess Olga of Russia (1882-1960), sister of the last Tsar, spent the several months of her life is on the market. I wish I had known the address (316 Gerrard St E) when I spent three weeks in Toronto in June 2010; it would not have been difficult to visit. The building can also be seen via Google Street View. My hope would be that whoever buys it would turn it into a small museum commemorating the Grand Duchess's life.
Peterhof Palace, where Grand Duchess Olga was born in 1882...
...and the rather different building where she died in 1960
Hope for a more active monarchy, or a threat to Britain's constitutional settlement? Only the wimpiest sort of soft royalists will be afraid of the latter. I personally would love to see a more active monarchy, have far more respect for the Prince of Wales than any prominent British politician, and am sure he will make an excellent King!
A good start, but not enough. King Michael and his family must be
treated as part of Romania's future, not only the past. Let's continue
to work and pray first for the scheduling of a referendum and then for
victory and the restoration of the Monarchy. And then no more presidents
will be needed. Long live the Kingdom of Romania!
I have never been into video games, but this article makes me wonder if I
should be. The French Republic deserves to be hated, the
"sans-culottes" really were bloodthirsty savages, and Robespierre really
was a monster. Those who insult Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette are
worthless scum. Death to the Republic!!! The French Revolution was the
most evil event in pre-20th-century history and should be excoriated and
denounced at every opportunity. Let's whip up that "anti-republican
sentiment" and crush republicanism forever; if a video game can be part
of the process, then God bless that video game. Long live the
Counterrevolution and Vive le Roi!!!
The two most ideological republics in the world are the USA and France. But it seems like being a French monarchist would be rather more exciting than being an American monarchist. Here,
it's considered a harmless quaint eccentricity. There, one would
actually have enemies.
Apparently the USA had some elections or something. I'm broadly on the Right rather than the Left, but I'm so far apart from the sort of people who think these election results are something worth celebrating that I might as well be from another planet. You know what would make me happy, politically? Even a single monarchy being restored, anywhere in the world. Now that would be a victory.
Good news from Romania. Finally, a formerly monarchical European country whose mainstream politicians are willing to consider restoration. Let's hope monarchists' efforts will be successful. It may be prudent not to try to hold the referendum too soon though.