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« Reply #195 on: December 20, 2009, 07:51:22 AM »
Please note that the white figure at the end of the enfilade through the rooms of the Empress Elizabeth is an actual life size statue of the Empress Elizabeth.  I am surprised no one has posted on it as yet...

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« Reply #196 on: December 20, 2009, 09:00:38 AM »
This statue?: http://www.sloley.net/1986/019_025.jpg

Another photo, the description on superstock.com says Statue of Sissi. Hofburg Imperial apartments. Vienna.:

http://wwwdelivery.superstock.com/WI/223/1566/X1300/PreviewComp/SuperStock_1566-052144.jpg
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« Reply #197 on: December 20, 2009, 03:11:09 PM »
Please note that the white figure at the end of the enfilade through the rooms of the Empress Elizabeth is an actual life size statue of the Empress Elizabeth.  I am surprised no one has posted on it as yet...

maybe i have missed something but im a bit confused...what has this to do whit ghosts/ ghosts in palaces?


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« Reply #198 on: December 21, 2009, 04:09:48 AM »
If I understand correctly, I think that pers was referring to this photo that you have posted a couple of pages before:

Here i see a man..but you can look through him... on none of the pictures are people looking around so..or maybe a lost tourist when they made these fotos..
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« Reply #199 on: December 21, 2009, 10:07:43 AM »
Yes, you are right, that is the very statue that were posted a few pages before.

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« Reply #200 on: December 23, 2009, 09:42:43 PM »
but i wasnt talking about the statue..... other wise it would be dumb to say it could possibly be a ghost..than i wouldnt even post it here...


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« Reply #201 on: May 20, 2010, 12:58:06 PM »
Hello! I haven't written anything in a while, but I've got something interesting now! :)
A book has recently been published here in Mexico, that speaks about the ghost of Emperor Maximilian! The book is called "Guía de fantasmas bicentenarios", (Guide to bicentenary ghosts, because of the 200th anniversary of Mexico's independence, coming up in September) and it is completely dedicated to ghosts from famous peple.
I'll put the passage here and then the translation:

"Desde entonces, 1867, muchas personas vecinas o visitantes de la bella ciudad de Cuernavaca comentaban que en la casa Borda, antiguo refugio de veranos de los infortunados emperadores de México, suelen escucharse suspiros, canto y llanto de una mujer. Algunos veladores o trabajadores del sitio narran que han visto vaporosas figuras femeninas transitar furtivamente, pero sobre todo, parecen huir de una mujer vestida de india, que muy abatida se seca el llanto con un pañuelo, mientras camina lentamente por entre los jardines hasta fundirse, desvaneciéndose, entre las flores y enredaderas.
En excepcionales ocasiones, cuando hay noche de noviluno, y la oscuridad envuelve el tranquilo y siempre florecido jardín, eventualmente se p uede mirar una pareja de jóvenes que apenas se distinguen, pero se adivinan extraordinariamente hermosos y muy enamorados, deslizándose, entrelazados, por entre los andadores del jardín o de alguna plaza cercana. Nadie que los haya visto puede decir que no estaban vivos, o que no se tratara de una difusa pareja, vista en la distancia. El es muy alto, ella menuda.
También desde entonces, afirma una leyenda que cada vez que una pareja feliz  visita Cuernavaca, cuando pasean por algún bello jardín después de la hora veinticinco, o mejor todavía, si visitan los jardines de la Casa Borda, podrán tener la visión."

"Since then, 1867, many neighbors and visitors of the beautiful city of Cuernavaca, say, that at the Casa Borda, old summer house to the emperors of Mexico, sighs, singing and crying coming from a woman can be heard. Some night guards or workers, say that they have seen female figures fleeing from a woman dressed as a native, who, distraught, dries her tears with a handkerchief, while walking slowly until mixing with the flowers and plants.
On exceptional ocassions, when there is a new moon night, when darkness envelopes tranquility, eventually one can see a pair of young lovers that can barely be seen, but that one can tell, are extraordinarily beautiful and very much in love, walking hand in hand in the surroundings of the gardens or a nearby plaza. No person that has seen them can say that they were not alive, one would say that they were a blurry couple seen from afar. He is very tall, she is short.
Also, since then, leyend has it, that whenever a happy couple visits Cuernavaca, while strolling through a beautiful garden at the early hours, or even better, if they visit the gardens of the Casa Borda, they may see them."

This passage refers to Concepción Sedano, Maximilian's mistress in Cuernavaca. It is unclear whether what her connection with the gardener was, no one knows if it was his wife or his daughter, but apparently Maximilian fell deeply in love with her.
Interesting, isn't it?

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« Reply #202 on: October 23, 2010, 12:49:27 PM »
I was thinking... these palaces are historically  important and  deserve their own threads...
 Schonbrunn for eg.... I read there are  1444  rooms  !

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Re: Palaces,residencies, estates of the Habsburgs
« Reply #203 on: June 27, 2014, 05:46:51 PM »
Are there any pre-WWII images of the palace at Alcsútdoboz (residence of Archduke Joseph, Palatine of Hungary)?  I have seen photos of the ruins, but I would like to know what it looked like before it was destroyed.

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