The Wunderkammer of the Mild Colonial Boy, Esq., a Reactionary Tory Gentleman, who armed only with a Steampowered Babbage Engine and Pure Intentions, wanders the Time Streams and Aetheric Plane gathering an Eccentric Hodgepodge of Curiousities, Frivolities, Whimsicalities and Nonsense.
Q. Why is your Tumblelog called "My Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning"?
A. Because "My Grandmother's Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning" wouldn't fit in the available space.
Ilmira Bagautdinova dancing in the rain. Photo by Mark Olich.
Bagautdinova (Russian, 1981-) follows her parents who were soloists of the Kirov (Mariinsky) Theater. In 1991 Elmira entered the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet. Her talent as a dancer was recognized early and while still a student she successfully performed on the stage of the Mariinsky Theater as a Fairy in The Fairy of Dolls and as Masha in The Nutcracker.