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The Empress Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia (6th June 1872 – 17th July 1918). Before the Revolution, the Russian royal family lived surrounded by enormous wealth and luxury in enormous palaces. Incredibly some of the gorgeous gowns worn by the Empress have survived and can still be seen today…

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THE ROMANOVS RESIDENCES ~ Amber Room of the residence of Empress Catherine II in Pushkin Tsarskoye Selo, the 18th century

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Malachite Room - Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia. Malachite is a semi-precious gemstone . It has beautiful markings and variegated shades of green.

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I love the painting (?) under the stair frame tying together the colour scheme. It's a palace so naturally the extravagance in this pic would be a bit much for a place of my own, but the idea of turning living space into a work of art is still translatable.

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Legend of Zhen Huan (Empresses in The Palace) 後宮甄嬛傳】五首原聲帶插曲 - Ancient Series Discussions - Ancient Chinese Series & Wuxia

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