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Radub
Posted: July 01, 2009 09:19 am
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Photographs of the Royal House of Romania from the Life magazine photo archive.
All captions as given by Life.

February 1940: Statue of Romanian King Carol I on horse in front of main entrance to the Royal Palace (L) as the Athenee Palace Hotel ® looms in the bkgrd.
http://www.life.com/image/50872558

February 1940: Statue of Romanian King Carol I on horse in front of main entrance to the Royal Palace (L) where new construction work is being down only it as the Athenee Palace Hotel ® looms in the bkgrd.
http://www.life.com/image/50872557

February 1940: Pedestrians hustling past in front of main entrance to the Royal Palace where King Carol II resides.
http://www.life.com/image/50872556

April 1946: Exterior of royal palace.
http://www.life.com/image/50864727

February 1940: King Carol II's desk in the opulent study of his Peles Palace.
http://www.life.com/image/50877300

February 1940: King Carol II 's desk in the opulent study of his Peles Palace.
http://www.life.com/image/50870697

February 1940: King Carol II's desk in the opulent study of his Peles Palace.
http://www.life.com/image/50869825

February 1940: King Carol II's desk (L) & his jewel case on table © in alcove of his opulent study in Peles Palace.
http://www.life.com/image/50870695

February 1940: Closeup of King Carol II's desk w. Greek Orthodox & modern calendar stopped on the date of Kinc Carol I's death & photo of his mother the late Queen Elizabeth in the opulent study of his Peles Palace.
http://www.life.com/image/50869823

February 1940: King Carol II's English writing set case containing stationery, scissors, letter openers etc. on table in his opulent study in the Peles Palace.
http://www.life.com/image/50870694

February 1940: Closeup of elaborate clock w. family photos & stationery on the desk in King Carol II's opulent study.
http://www.life.com/image/50870693

February 1940: Closeup of spiral staircase of carved black walnut leading to King Carol II 's apartments in the Grand Central Hall of his Peles Palace where gala festivities & receptions are held.
http://www.life.com/image/50870692

February 1940: Grand Central Hall of King Carol II 's Peles Palace where gala festivities & receptions are held, featuring corner spiral staircase leading to King's apartments & walls of carved black walnut on which 180 worked for 6 mos. to complete.
http://www.life.com/image/50870691

February 1940: Opulent Florentine Room featuring a grandiose fireplace of Carara marble in King Carol II's Peles Palace.
http://www.life.com/image/50870690

February 1940: Intimate dining room of King Carol II, w. walls covered in fine brown Italian leather tooled in gold & a fine porcelain stove in the corner, dating back to the 15th century, at his Peles Palace.
http://www.life.com/image/50870689

February 1940: Armor room in King Carol II 's Peles Palace which features some 10,000 pieces, dating back to the 12th century.
http://www.life.com/image/50876182

February 1940: Armor room in King Carol II 's Peles Palace which features some 10,000 pieces, dating back to the 12th century.
http://www.life.com/image/50870680

February 1940: Armor room in King Carol II 's Peles Palace which features some 10,000 pieces, dating back to the 12th century.
http://www.life.com/image/50870678

February 1940: Billiard room in King Carol II 's Peles Palace which features stained glass windows & filled w. carved black furniture fr. India.
http://www.life.com/image/50876181

February 1940: View of King Carol II's bathroom through curtained arches in his dressing room which he used for five years in the Peles Palace which illustrates the lack of privacy that is prevalent in Rumania.
http://www.life.com/image/50870701

February 1940: View of King Carol II's bathtub w. cross-board so that he can sit & shave comfortably in his bath in bathroom in Peles Castle Palace.
http://www.life.com/image/50876180

February 1940: Bedroom of King Carol II in his Peles Palace.
http://www.life.com/image/50870682

February 1940: Opulent bedroom of King Carol II incl. ornate grand porcelain stove (L) in his Peles Palace.
http://www.life.com/image/50870674

February 1940: King Carol II's throne in his Peles Castle Palace.
http://www.life.com/image/50870681

February 1940: King Carol II's chair at the head of conference table in the Royal Council Room of Peles Castle.
http://www.life.com/image/50876179

February 1940: Fourteen chairs around table in the Royal Council Room of King Carol II 's Peles Castle.
http://www.life.com/image/50870702

February 1940: Portrait of Rumanian King Carol I's brother Leopold next to life-size statue of Rumanian Queen Elizabeth while paintings of nudes by Jacopo Palina & portrait of unident. man by Tintoretto hangs on wall above in King Carol II's study.
http://www.life.com/image/50870683

February 1940: Portrait of Rumanian King Carol I 's brother Leopold next to life-size statue of Rumanian Qeen Elizabeth holding gold needle w. black thread & reading poetry in King Carol II's opulent study at his Peles Palace.
http://www.life.com/image/50870675

February 1940: Winter view of ornate front door of Rumanian King Carol II 's Peles Castle Palace w. guard's coat hanging there after he took it off because the sun had made the day warm, in mountain resort town in the Transylvanian Alps.
http://www.life.com/image/50870698

February 1940: Winter view of Rumanian King Carol II 's Peles Palace, in mountain resort town in the Transylvanian Alps..
http://www.life.com/image/50870696

February 1940: Winter view of Rumanian King Carol II 's Peles Palace, in mountain resort town in the Transylvanian Alps.
http://www.life.com/image/50870684

February 1940: Winter view of Rumanian King Carol II 's Peles Palace, as armed guard patrols the grounds, in mountain resort town in the Transylvanian Alps..
http://www.life.com/image/50870679

February 1940: Winter view fr. courtyard of the walls of Rumanian King Carol II 's Peles Castle Palace, featuring beautiful wood carvings & wall paintings, in mountain resort town in the Transylvanian Alps..
http://www.life.com/image/50870676

April 1946: US representative Burton Y. Berry (L) chatting with King Michael while looking over maps and discussing road conditions.
http://www.life.com/image/50864729

April 1946: US representative Burton Y. Berry (L) chatting with King Michael while looking over maps and discussing road conditions.
http://www.life.com/image/50864721

April 1946: King Michael loading film into his movie projector.
http://www.life.com/image/50864728

April 1946: King Michael standing in armor room
http://www.life.com/image/50864726

April 1946: King Michael of Rumania standing in the armor room of his palace.
http://www.life.com/image/50864716

April 1946: Exterior of Sinaia palace.
http://www.life.com/image/50864725

April 1946: Exterior of Sinaia palace.
http://www.life.com/image/50864724

April 1946: Queen mother Helen standing on steps.
http://www.life.com/image/50864723

April 1946: King Michael screwing on lens to one of his 5 Leicas.
http://www.life.com/image/50864722

April 1946: Portrait of King Michael of Rumania wearing naval uniform.
http://www.life.com/image/50864720

April 1946: Portrait of King Michael of Rumania wearing naval uniform.
http://www.life.com/image/50864717

April 1946: King Michael of Rumania ® sitting with mother Helen.
http://www.life.com/image/50864719

April 1946: King Michael of Rumania ® sitting with mother Helen.
http://www.life.com/image/50864718

April 1946: King Michael of Rumania standing in main building of his Sinaia palace with his dog.
http://www.life.com/image/50864715

April 1946: King Michael of Rumania driving down steps leading out of Sinaia palace.
http://www.life.com/image/50864710

April 1946: King Michael of Rumania driving down steps leading out of Sinaia palace.
http://www.life.com/image/50864714

April 1946: Rumanian King Michael leaning over balcony looking into large hall in Sinaia palace.
http://www.life.com/image/50864712

April 1946: King Michael of Rumania sitting at his desk.
http://www.life.com/image/50864711

Ex-King Michael, in Switzerland where he works for an American aircraft company.
http://www.life.com/image/50344523
1944: Former King Carol II standing in front of his home with his poodle Boris.
http://www.life.com/image/50489766

Circa 1950: Former King Carol II of Romania and his wife Magda Lupescu, now the Princess Elena of Romania, living more lavishly than any other Estoril exiles .
http://www.life.com/image/50872406

Circa 1950: Former King Carol II of Romania and his wife Magda Lupescu, now the Princess Elena of Romania, living more lavishly than any other Estoril exiles in their home.
http://www.life.com/image/50872405

Princess Anne of Bourbon-Parma displaying engagement ring.
http://www.life.com/image/50448734

Princess Anne of Bourbon-Parma.
http://www.life.com/image/50448733

King Michael of Romania arriving at the Royal wedding.
http://www.life.com/image/50447967




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bansaraba
Posted: July 01, 2009 09:54 am
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There is an issue from 1927-1930 with Michael as a child.
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Posted: July 01, 2009 11:04 am
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I could not find that. Still looking.
I found these:

Crown Prince Michael (L), laughing with his father, King Carol II.
http://www.life.com/image/50443616

Crown Prince Michael (L), standing with his father King Carol II.
http://www.life.com/image/50443615

Crown Prince Michael, listening during class.
http://www.life.com/image/50443613

A close-up portrait of King Carol II.
http://www.life.com/image/50443607

Crown Prince Michael, relaxing on the sofa with his dog.
http://www.life.com/image/50443605

Crown Prince Michael, playing with his dog.
http://www.life.com/image/50443603

Crown Prince Michael (L), petting his dog while talking with his new aide.
http://www.life.com/image/50443601

A view showing the interior of the Royal Mausoleum at Curtea de Arges.
http://www.life.com/image/50443599

King Carol II sitting behind his desk in his own private study.
http://www.life.com/image/50443593

King Carol II playing with his dogs.
http://www.life.com/image/50443591
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Posted: July 01, 2009 03:01 pm
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Interesting why they wear the black ( doliu ) armbands,whom are they honoring ?
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Posted: July 01, 2009 04:07 pm
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QUOTE (guina @ July 01, 2009 03:01 pm)
Interesting why they wear the black ( doliu ) armbands,whom are they honoring ?

Maybe Regina Maria who died on 18 July 1938?
The photos are dated January 1938, but judging by the last photo captioned "King Carol II playing with his dogs." judging by the leaves on the ground, the photos appear to have been taken in late summer or early autumn.
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Posted: July 01, 2009 06:50 pm
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Another one.
I'm realy sick with that way of posting.
For the last two years posting photos is only a dream for me.
Why it works for me in other forums and in this not?


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Posted: July 01, 2009 07:22 pm
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I tried last night for hours to embed the photos in the post, but it was not possible. The software said that in order to embed a picture in the post, the image had to end in .jpg
If you go to the LIFE archive at www.life.com and search for any photo, they will give you a thumbnail first in a .jpg format (that can be emvedded), but when you click on it and enlarge it, it is a format that the software of this forum does not recognise and right-click is disabled. :blink:
So, I tried... :(
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Posted: July 01, 2009 10:01 pm
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Posted: July 02, 2009 07:59 am
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I believe you, but these pictures do not appear in the on-line archives. It appears that only a part of their archive is there.
The on-line archives are available to everyone at www.life.com
There is a mountain of stuff there.
Here is the entire archive about "Romania 1900-1950" http://www.life.com/search/?type=images&da...950&q0=Romania+
Plenty of good stuff. Particulalry interesting is the series of photographs with the members of the Tatarascu government in 1938 - look at their uniforms.
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@Petre: thanks for sharing, but its nothing special there, the pictures are easy to find in a simple search in google images, the one of prince Carol, the future King, is cropped, here is the original: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gd_ekaterina_...vna/4117638796/
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Russian colours - Nicolay II and his family, visiting Constantza, 1914

http://russiaromanovs.ucoz.ru/_ph/16/255193714.jpg

http://www.myjane.ru/data/cache/2014sep/16...87357_72567.jpg

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