A Dancer's Dream

Images to inspire A Dancer's Dream (originally short story 'Casse Noisette' in the anthology Winter Magic)
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an ornately decorated stage with gold curtains and drapes on the walls, in front of a fireplace
Mariinsky Theatre - Wikipedia
an old black and white photo of a man in a suit
Marius Petipa, 11 марта 1818 — 1 (14) июля 1910) — французский и российский солист балета, балетмейстер, театральный деятель и педагог.
an old fashion photo of a woman with wings
Portrait of Marie Pepita, dancer in the Marinsky Theatre
Portrait of Marie Pepita, dancer in the Marinsky Theatre
an ornately decorated stage with curtains and chandeliers
MARIINSKY THEATRE, ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA ~The stage with Aleksandr Golovin's luxury curtain of 1914. The Imperial Mariinsky Theatre and its predecessor, the Bolshoi Kamenny Theatre, hosted the premieres of many of the operas of Mikhail Glinka, Modest Mussorgsky, and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. At the behest of the theatre director Ivan Vsevolozhsky, both the Imperial Ballet (ballet arrived at the Mariinsky theater in 1870) and the Imperial Opera were relocated to the Mariinsky Theatre in 1886...
an old black and white photo of a man with a beard
Twisted Gazebo
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
five star ornaments are hanging on a table
scandinavian christmas – The Oaxacaborn Blog
Russian Stars via Plumo
an old black and white photo of a christmas tree
CHRISTMAS TREE OF THE IMPERIAL FAMILY OF RUSSIA
The last Christmas tree at Gatchina Palace - home of Empress Marie Feodorovna -1916 .
a street light covered in snow next to a bridge
St Petersburg Tours - Best St Petersburg Holiday Packages
Winter time in St. Petersburg.
an ornately decorated tea pot with flowers on it
Understanding Russian Culture: 10 Fascinating Holidays and Traditions
a cup of tea with a spoon in it on a saucer and wooden table
Russian Tea
Russian Tea. Hot black tea with a spoonful of jam.