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« Reply #180 on: September 24, 2009, 05:22:15 AM »
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« Reply #181 on: September 24, 2009, 05:45:27 AM »
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« Reply #182 on: September 24, 2009, 08:03:43 PM »
What beautiful places Madame Sissi! Your images are rally nice!!
Do you have photos of Sissi's furniture?? With explanation?

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« Reply #183 on: October 04, 2009, 09:42:05 AM »
My pictures from the Palatin crypt inside the Royal Palace of Budapest.

Like to thank poster Daniel Borovi, 'Dboro', very much for his increadible useful information here, especially for the scan of the royal crypt out your old book.
http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php?topic=6361.0
Habsburg / Hungary / Budapest Royal Castle

The crypt was in honour of Archduke Joseph (1776-1847), Palatin (ruler) in Hungary, for the Austrian Emperor.


In the middle the giant statue of Archduke Joseph on his grave tomb. At the left the tomb of his third wife Archduchess Maria Dorothea, née Duchess of Württemberg. At the right the tomb of his second wife Archduchess Hermine, née Princess of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym.
The tomb of his first wife is behind.
In front the tomb of Archduchess Elisabeth (1865-1866), granddaughter of Archduke Joseph and eldest daughter of Archduke Joseph (1833-1905) and Archduchess Clotilde, née Princess of Sachsen-Coburg u. Gotha


Tomb of Archduchess Elisabeth of Austria (1865-1866)


Grave of Archduchess Alexandrine of Austria, eldest daughter of Archduke Joseph (1776-1847) and his first wife Archduchess Alexandra Pavlovna, née Grand Duchess of Russia and being the eldest daughter of Emperor Paul I of Russia. The child died shortly after her birth, while the mother died 8 days later.
The grave was heavily destroyed and opened during the 1970's by burglars, like some other tombs in the crypt.
At the other corner of the crypt the grave of her halfsister Archduchess Elisabeth (1820-1820).


Grave tomb of Archduke Stephan (Istvan) of Austria (1817-1867), eldest son of Archduke Joseph and of his second wife Archduchess Hermine, who died in child birth the same day as Archduke Stephan and his twin sister Archduchess Hermine (1817-1842),were born.
Archduke Stephan, following the palatin succession, has been exiled from the double monarchy Austria-Hungary to Schaumburg where he lived in the castle of his mother's family. It was presumed he had too many liberal ideas. Finally, he died in Menton, France. His halfsister Queen Marie-Henriette of the Belgians, wife of King Leopold II, paid him (secretly) a visit in Schaumburg before her move to Belgium when she married.


Tomb of Archduke Alexander of Austria (1825-1837), eldest son of Archduke Joseph out of his third marriage to Archduchess Maria Dorothea


Tomb with urn and portrait of Archduchess Alexandra Pavlonna, née Grand Duchess of Russia, first wife of Archduke Joseph. It was well-known that she was very pretty and bloved. Her sister-in-law Grand Duchess Elisabeth Alexievna, wife of future Emperor Alexander I of Russia, was not pleased about her popularity.
The couple were married at the Gatchina Palace in St Petersburg and lived in a small summer house in Ulm, where Archduchess Alexandra Pavlovna firstly was buried until 2004. She couldn't be buried in the crypt as not being sharing the catholic faith of her husband. The same goes for the second and third wife of Archduke Joseph, being both also protestant
I remember the reburial in 2004 took place with many descendants of her husband (out of the third marriage)


Impressive monumental tomb with their lying statues of Archduke Joseph (1833-1905), son of Archduke Joseph sr and his third wife Archduchess Maria Dorothea
At the right, again with a lying statue, the grave of their youngest son Archduke Ladislaus (1875-1895), who died in a hunting accident


Again the marvellous tomb of Archduke Joseph (1776-1847) and at the right the tomb of his second wife Archduchess Hermine, while at the left the one of his third wife Archduchess Maria Dorothea and behind her tomb the one of the first wife Archduchess Alexandra Pavlovna
Archduke Joseph knew the tragedy that his first and second wife both died in child birth, respectively only aged 17 and 19!
At the right of the grave of Archduchess Hermine, née Princess of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym, the gravez (not visible here) of her daughter Archduchess Hermine Amalia (1817-1842), who was an abbess in Prague and very popular in Budapest. Everything still named 'Hermine' in Budapest, like e.g. associations, are beared their name after her.


Grave tomb of the third generation after the palatin: Archduke Joseph (1872-1962) and his wife Archduchess Augusta (1875-1964), née Princess of Bavaria and being the granddaughter of Emperor Franz Joseph I & Empress Elisabeth through their daughter Archduchess Gisela, married to Prince Leopold of Bavaria.
At the left the little grave of little Archduke Matthias (1904-1905), their youngest son


Grave tomb of Archduke Joseph Franz (1895-1957) and his wife Archduchess Anna (1903-1976), née Princess of Saxony, parents of present "palatin head of the family" Archduke Joseph Arpad
Next to their grave the one of his eldest sister Archduchess Gisela of Austria (1897-1901)


Painting of Archduchess Joseph of Austria (1776-1847), Palatin of Hungary, by Peter Kraft, painted in 1820, from the Hungarian National Gallery, Royal Palace Budapest


Archduke Stephan (Istvan) of Austria (1817-1867), portrait from the Military History Museum

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« Reply #184 on: October 04, 2009, 10:43:23 AM »
Thank you so much for these outstanding pictures!!
So sad to see all these little tombs. Such sadness in his life.

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« Reply #185 on: October 20, 2009, 02:19:14 PM »
Here are some pictures of the Kaputzin church - burial place of the Habsburgs. Beautiful tombs!














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« Reply #186 on: October 20, 2009, 02:36:40 PM »
a tomb of mariya teresa and her husband











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« Reply #187 on: October 20, 2009, 02:57:55 PM »




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« Reply #188 on: November 24, 2009, 12:43:16 PM »
Hello! I live near Vienna and I'm very interested about the Habsburgs, so I've visited some palaces of them. Schoenbrun is a wonderful place with a lot of amazing rooms, the Hofburg is also very interesting, especially the Sisi-museum and of coure the apartments of the emperor and the empress. Also a wonderful palace is "Hof", an amazing baroque area:
http://www.schlosshof.at/cms-en/

Also a wonderful place is Laxenburg with the palace and the Franzensburg, a beautiful english styled park, perfect for relaxing.

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« Reply #189 on: December 15, 2009, 04:20:49 PM »
i thought i already talked about the white lady but i just found this small article on internet..thought it would be interesting to post it here!

Hapsburg Dynasty's White Lady - Death Omen

The specter foretells disaster or death for the royal dynasty of the Austro/Hungarian Empire. The origin of the White Lady is unknown. Empress Maria Theresa and others saw her at Schonbrunn Palace on April 5, 1807. Maria Theresa died eight days later. Emperor Francis saw her twice, before the deaths of his wife and his father. Empress Elizabeth saw her twice during the same day. Within a week after the empress saw the specter, she was killed by anarchist Luigi Luccheni.
What are Grey Ladies?
Most of these ghosts are hauntings. A haunting has no intelligence and is energy imprinted in time and space, like a videotape. These specters reenact the scene or scenes repeatedly and do not react to witnesses’ presence. They can appear on the anniversary of their deaths, at certain times, such as during a full moon or a stormy night, or intermittently. Grey ladies who are death omens may appear to the one who is about to die and/or other people


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« Reply #190 on: December 16, 2009, 04:13:12 AM »
Quite interesting!...I heard about the theory of imprinted energy some times in various documentaries, one of them was about an old theatre in England that was considered haunted.
Many spectators claimed of having seen strange figures wandering around on stage, others said they even saw "flames"...it was discovered that about a century before, the theatre was destroyed by fire.

So, has been suggested the theory of the energy imprinted, and the repetition of events occurred a century ago...very interesting theory in my opinion.

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« Reply #191 on: December 16, 2009, 05:19:09 AM »
It's said that the grey lady of the Habsburgs also was seen when there would be a brith in the family. Then she wears white gloves, when she she was saw before a death, she wears black gloves. Interesting is that she was seen in Schönbrunn and also in the Hofburg and also its said that she was seen by Empress Elizabeth one day before she died in Geneva.
In the book "Die Habsburger und das Übersinnliche" is a hole capitel about this ghost, when someone is interested in, I'll read it and post some informations.

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« Reply #192 on: December 16, 2009, 08:35:20 AM »
yes thats right!
dont know if i already putted something about the white lady up here from that book? gotta read that back.
its a very interesting book i got it myself aswel.

whats also quit interesting that in that book there are pieces of the diary of empress Zita who tells about her paranormal experience!!


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« Reply #193 on: December 16, 2009, 09:52:21 AM »
whats also quit interesting that in that book there are pieces of the diary of empress Zita who tells about her paranormal experience!!

About Empress Zita, you have posted something in reply #48, but if you can add something more about her experience it would be great, I'm very curious to know more about what Zita written on her diary.
Unfortunately I can't read the book since I don't know German, and also, that book it's not easily available here. :- (

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« Reply #194 on: December 18, 2009, 05:25:13 PM »
Is it true that Marie Antoniette saw the white lady one time? I'm not sure if it's just a mistake
and thanks for the article below ;-)