Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna of Russia, Archduchess of Austria and Palatine of Hungary and the only Romanov figure to actually marry a Habsburg in the three-century history of the dynasty. The story of the eldest daughter of emperor Paul I is quite a tragic one, the grand duchess dying aged only 17 after giving birth to a daughter who also died shortly before her mother.
Before her Habsburg marriage, Alexandra Pavlovna had been engaged to the King of Sweden (she was 13 at the time!) The initial plans were that they would marry when she turned 16, but apparently they really cared for each other and so the marriage plans were hurried. The purpose of the union was actually to bring closer Russia and Sweden, two traditional enemies. However, the negociations failed because of religious considerations (Catherine The Great, the young bride's grandmother, wanted Alexandra to keep Orthodoxy by all means even after her marriage). In 1799, GD Alexandra Pavlovna was married to Archduke Joseph, governor of Hungary and younger brother of the emperor Franz II, But her death occurred less than two years later.
A macabre poscript to Alexandra's short life was to occur half a century after her death. Revolution broke out in Hungary in 1848. The priest in charge of the chapel containing Alexandra's tomb (as she had been buried in Hungary) broke into the tomb and removed jewels from her corpse. The priest was arrested and sent to Siberia.
Damian Rylan Sutton was 2 years old when he passed away on August 27, 2013 after being abused by his mother’s boyfriend (Ronald).
Damian was born on June 4, 2011 to his parents Nikki and Tim. He was a beautiful baby boy with a blonde hair and blue eyes. When Damian was 2 years old he lived with his mother and her boyfriend Ronald Dimambro Jr. On August 21, 2013 Ronald was babysitting Damian while his mother was at work. He later called 911 stating that his girlfriends child was not breathing, it sounded like hiccups, he said it was asthma, and was unresponsive. When Damian was rushed to hospital they found out that his issues were not related to Asthma but in fact it was due to Damian being roughly shaken and violently thrown. Ronald admitted to him roughly shaking and throwing Damian, he was arrested and charged with first degree felony child abuse and his bail was set at $500,000. Damian was in Critical condition and was in a medically induced coma. Shortly after he was placed on life support. Doctors told Nikki and Tim that if Damian was to survive and that’s ‘IF’ he survives he’s going to have severe brain damage and he’s not going to be the same kid as he was before.
On August 25, 2013 Damian underwent emergency brain surgery to relieve the swelling in his brain, doctors came back and said that Damian was 80% brain dead and that he would be in a hospital bed for the rest of his life on a breathing machine. On August 27, 2013 Damian was taken off life support and gained his upmost angel wings.
Ronald was found guilty and is sentenced to life in prison.
Rest In Peace Damian.
#heavensnewangels #sosad #ripdamian #takentoosoon #foreveranangel #tragic #heartbreaking #damiansutton #childabuse #sayno #stop
It’s that time again for another #cinematicconfession
Brian DePalma’s ‘Blow Out’ starring John Travolta, Nancy Allen & a wonderfully sinister performance from John Lithgow, is a film I’ve always wanted to see yet I’ve always had a hard time coming across. I finally acquired it and in this beautiful Criterion Collection Blu-ray edition no less. After watching it I have to say that I REALLY like this movie. Everything about it was great. The performances were all perfect as was the casting. The cinematography and shot composition was gorgeous and very cinematic. It has a bittersweet score. The story is an intriguing and compelling dark conspiracy story with a political thriller edge to it with themes of paranoia, tragedy and obsession. The great characters and perfect pacing make it a pleasure to watch and DePalma’s direction is as good as it gets. Really I can’t see one single thing in this movie I didn’t like. If you haven’t seen this movie either I can now give a glowing recommendation. Absolutely... watch it! #nowwatching #bluraycollection #moviecollection #filmfanatic #blowout #briandepalma #johntravolta #johnlithgow #nancyallen #political #conspiracy #tragic #drama #thriller #criterioncollection
me & ki didn’t even make a dent in those chips #tragic
that’s. depressing it made me feel wOrse
well yesterday was a good day...after games i can’t sleep and i don’t understand why. i be so tired on the bus but then once i get home i can’t sleep #tragic
p.s. i looked cute asf today 😉
As an escape from my thoughts, I have decided to start writing our story. Perhaps it’s silly; perhaps it’s boring. But to me, it will always be a start of what life should have ever been. The first time we met I was cold. I was convinced by one of my friend Beth to go to a silly little party. Now on an aside, my friend is a witch. Witches are an exciting bunch, and they don’t cast spells or turn you into a cat (as much as I would want to be one.) They mostly send positive vibes and live in tune with nature. Some call her a hippy; some call her odd, I call her Beth. For months on end, she had annoyed me about these meet and greet parties. I hate the idea of parties, being around livestock is always distracting... a joke. We vampires don’t feed on a whole human, only nibble. We usually have a willing mortal, but we can seduce if need be. Although I am getting off topic. We entered this beautiful if small room lavished with blue drapes. And blue chairs. And blue carpets. And blue.. well.. everything. There seemed to be a theme. Beth turned to me with a look of mischief, one that told me I would be spending my night without her. She walked over to a lone man sitting and drinking what looked like scotch. I turned away walking towards the bar. Avoiding as best I could to make eye contact with others. My last relationship ended tragically as all them do. We drifted apart. He wanted to go to the beach during the day. While I only wanted to stay in and wait for the darkness. Typical relationship problems. I got a Bloody Mary.. haha I know. And I turned away from the bar walking over to a red chair. I’m joking; of course, it was blue. There I sat for an hour slowly draining my drink wondering why I couldn’t just do this at home. That’s when he first showed up. Our eyes were the first thing that met. I immediately was enthralled with his.. blue eyes. He gave me a quick smirk and started to walk towards me. I wanted to move but I couldn’t... this whole moment took me back to when I first met her. The one who turned me. - The Musings of a Vampire
#vampire #vampireromance #lgbt #lgbtvampire
I know I totally forgot to post about our first outing, but girls night #2
was a huge success. 💙💙 I definitely missed having Daniel, but hopefully we’ll be able to get the whole gang out to eat soon!! I love these chicks with all my heart, and I would literally do a n y t h i n g for them! It was so nice to just stuff our face with food at Waffle House and just talk. Really refreshing, and I am so grateful for each outing that we do! Thank you guys for another great night!! Love you~! 💙💙 (Tags are on the second picture and you should follow them bc I love them smmm) Also ripperoni to my take out food. :’) I dropped it after we had just gone outside to take pictures lolol My poor hashbrowns! It’s such a tragic story. May it find a better place in a bird’s stomach. 🙏🏼🙏🏼 #wafflehouse #girlsnightout #hashbrown #tragic #riphashbrowns
GOT damnit I done gave him all my damn sugar! 🤦🏾♀️ 😩🤣 #tragic
do you remember
the 21st night of september ✨
Police in India have rescued a captive woman and accused her brother and his wife of locking up and torturing her for two years.
Police and officials from the Delhi Commission for Women found the unnamed woman chained up on the terrace of her brother's house in New Delhi Tuesday after the DCW received a tip from a neighbor, the BBC reported. Police said she had been starved and could not walk, communicate or even recognize people. They arrested her brother and his wife and are now investigating the circumstances of the alleged kidnapping and torture.
The head of the DCW, Swati Maliwal, told the BBC the woman “is 50 years old, but she looks 90.” Officers found her “lying in her excreta,” Maliwal added. “Her starvation is so extreme that she was unable to look after her basic needs.” The Times of India gave the woman’s age as 52 and said she is mentally disabled.
When DCW officials arrived at the Delhi home to investigate a neighbor’s complaint, the brother and his wife refused them entry. The officials called the police, but the brother and his wife continued to block the door when they arrived at the scene. The standoff lasted for around an hour, according to The Times.
Meanwhile, police climbed from a neighboring house to the terrace, where they found the chained woman “in extremely poor condition,” Deputy Commissioner of Police Rajneesh Gupta told the BBC.
#tragic #news #247nesasap #herefirst #horrible
What a crazy week! You guys, I even managed to forget about a scheduled @paintnite
last night 😟 #tragic
but it’s ok... .
Dr. Fox, thank you for the delicious breakfast on Wednesday, lunch today, and ALL the laughs ALL week long! .
Also, thank you @rachmurdock_
for the donuts yesterday! It was a good week. I love my job and my work family ❤️
get yo booty off that island already lol, we miss you! 😘 .
you’re a rockstar because #frontdesk
😜 Duh .
And my bestie @dmcase
, DC!!! For all of your help 😉❤️
About 3 mins before this, @imlids
broke her phone and the LSD started leaking through her screen.. Like if ur sad 4 her :/ #tragic #rip
Nikola Tesla, notorious polygamist and founding member of the rock band Tesla. Having survived an onstage electrocution in 1983 he tragically died of a drug overdose the following year. #youcantmakethisshitup #nikolatesla #tragic