The Life and Tragedy of Alexandra Feodorovna

Church Fathers - Tympana of Hagia Sophia

On either side of the nave of Hagia Sophia are great tympana, most of the mosaics there have been lost, but a few fathers of the church survive

Austin - Number One City for Dogs

Yes, people in Austin are mad about dogs.  I don't know of another city that loves its canines like we do. Here's an article on our dog culture.

Alexandra Feodorovna was the last Romanov Empress of Imperial Russia. This online book - The Life and Tragedy of Alexandra Feororvna was written by Countess Sophie Buxhoeveden, Lady-in-Waiting to the Empress, who served the Empress for many years and followed the Imperial family into exile.