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Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part V.
« Reply #30 on: January 02, 2013, 11:45:15 AM »
Funny how she was indeed very slim however her dresses during the 1850s to early 1870 made her look curvy! lol

I was thinking the same thing actually!

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Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part V.
« Reply #31 on: January 09, 2013, 01:21:19 PM »
The young Empress of Austria, 1854  *****Credits on the image*****
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« Reply #32 on: January 15, 2013, 04:39:09 PM »
 This poem by Romanian poet Mihai Eminescu always made me think about Sisi 
   
One Wish Alone Have I

One wish alone have I:
          In some calm land
Beside the sea to die;
          Upon its strand
That I forever sleep,
          The forest near,
          A heaven near,
Stretched over the peaceful deep.
          No candles shine,
Nor tomb I need, instead
Let them for me a bed
          Of twigs entwine.

That no one weeps my end,
          Nor for me grieves,
But let the autumn lend
          Tongues to the leaves,
When brooklet ripples fall
          With murmuring sound,
          And moon is found
Among the pine-trees tall,
          While softly rings
The wind its trembling chime
And over me the lime
          Its blossom flings.

As I will then no more
          A wanderer be,
Let them with fondness store
          My memory.
And Lucifer the while,
          Above the pine.
          Good comrade mine,
Will on me gently smile;
          In mournful mood,
The sea sings sad refrain ...
And I be earth again
          In solitude.

 
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Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part V.
« Reply #33 on: January 15, 2013, 09:00:09 PM »
Beautiful and haunting...and it does seem very fitting for Sisi.
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Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part V.
« Reply #34 on: January 16, 2013, 05:14:37 AM »
I agree, it is haunting and does remind me of Sisi a little.

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Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part V.
« Reply #35 on: January 29, 2013, 07:12:31 PM »
Sorry to double post but stumbled across this beautiful image of The Empress on Tumblr. New to me. Not sure if anyone has seen this?

http://bulletproofjewels.tumblr.com/image/41826990098

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Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part V.
« Reply #36 on: January 29, 2013, 09:57:18 PM »
Yes, it's new. It's by the photographer Joseph Albert and is being auctioned in February.

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« Reply #37 on: January 30, 2013, 04:26:04 AM »
Yes, it's new. It's by the photographer Joseph Albert and is being auctioned in February.

Interesting. Thank you for new information!

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Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part V.
« Reply #38 on: January 30, 2013, 05:26:38 PM »
You're welcome.
The photo is from the same session as this one, taken in 1860:


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Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part V.
« Reply #39 on: January 31, 2013, 04:52:33 PM »
Sorry to double post but stumbled across this beautiful image of The Empress on Tumblr. New to me. Not sure if anyone has seen this?

http://bulletproofjewels.tumblr.com/image/41826990098

(X_X) WOW!!! Thank you very much for posting it Jen!!! What beautiful photo, Sissi looks great on it!!  :o Is always great to find new photos of Sissi, there are not very much even of her youth! (or not as much as the ones that we have of other royals) Thank you again!!! Any idea if this was taken by Rabending too?
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Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part V.
« Reply #40 on: February 01, 2013, 10:54:47 AM »
Sorry to double post but stumbled across this beautiful image of The Empress on Tumblr. New to me. Not sure if anyone has seen this?

http://bulletproofjewels.tumblr.com/image/41826990098

(X_X) WOW!!! Thank you very much for posting it Jen!!! What beautiful photo, Sissi looks great on it!!  :o Is always great to find new photos of Sissi, there are not very much even of her youth! (or not as much as the ones that we have of other royals) Thank you again!!! Any idea if this was taken by Rabending too?

No problem, it's a gorgeous photo, it appeared on my tumblr dash and I knew I had to post it here! Not sure how old she is though. And Veronica says it by the photographer Joseph Albert :)

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Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part V.
« Reply #41 on: February 01, 2013, 12:32:40 PM »
You're totally right!!! I didn't notice that the name of the photographer was already posted!  :-[

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A bit different protrait of Sissi, this was made by Wilhelm Ritcher
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Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part V.
« Reply #42 on: February 16, 2013, 05:48:06 AM »


The nice sculpture of the Imperial couple and FJ's parents. Does anybody know, who is a child on emperor's arms? I suppose, it might be Sophie or Rudolf.

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Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part V.
« Reply #43 on: February 16, 2013, 09:08:25 AM »
Or gisela ;-)

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Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part V.
« Reply #44 on: February 16, 2013, 06:28:20 PM »
Personally I believe that the baby in FJ's arms must be Rudolph (you know, he was the expected heir), I doubt that this can be any of the Archduchesses... but who knows :-?
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