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Offline Thomas_Hesse

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Re: Ludwig II
« Reply #120 on: June 25, 2011, 05:44:28 PM »
There is a new book in German on the King: the letters between him and his cousin Prince Wilhelm of Hesse!

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schloß Linderhof
« Reply #121 on: July 12, 2011, 02:37:11 AM »
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schloss Linderhof


the ground floor



the 1st floor showing both the old bedroom & the new much larger one



cross-sections


cross-section & facade


the Grotto


an architect's maquet



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Re: Ludwig II
« Reply #122 on: August 24, 2011, 02:13:09 AM »
Hessians.  Hmm.  I wonder if....  I bet....  That might explain....

In any case, my mind cannot release the possibility Ludwig had a child, or even, lots of them.

I side with the Wittelsbachs: Do not exhume Grandpa--it is disgusting, dishonorable and distasteful to even think of it.  Every nut job on earth would desecrate the body for some reason or another.  I feign to think Great Uncle did wrong: I have a different great uncle, never did wrong in his life--he was just mad as a hatter.

I sat on his peacock throne, I had my diaper changed on his bed, I was thrown out of my castle not for those things--but for crying too loud.  Mom says, I better appreciate it, because it was not money well spent and a long God Damned Walk to nowhere.

That said, cool schematics.  Anyone have the Schematics for Ludwig's three castles--Next time I take a tour, I really want to take a tour, given every nook and cranny and inside passage way like my grandpa gave me at Segovia and El Escorial.

I never felt so at peace as I did in the Spanish Royal Family's Crypt--Perfect Peace, like I should have stayed there, forever (but, their gardens were nicer, and luckily the next part of the tour.)

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Re: Ludwig II
« Reply #123 on: December 28, 2011, 02:29:37 PM »
This must be an engagement portrait of Ludwig... there's also one of Sophie
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Re: Ludwig II
« Reply #124 on: January 25, 2012, 11:01:44 AM »
Ludwig and his beloved cousin Sissi
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Re: Ludwig II
« Reply #125 on: June 28, 2012, 02:53:48 PM »
Young Ludwig in horseback


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Russia cannot be grasped with the mind, or measured in feet and inches, for she has a special character: In Russia one can only believe. ~Fyodor Tyutchev.

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Re: Ludwig II
« Reply #126 on: June 28, 2012, 04:35:14 PM »
It must be pretty hectic at  Neuschwanstein  right now... 28th June 2012 ... almost the height of the tourist season.
They have massive queques to get in and see the castle ... and you have to keep moving
 
 I think I read that you are only in there for about an hour and then you are out !

It would be nice to go there, pay your entrance fee and  wander round at will all day long .    
     Of course now  Ludvig's brilliant castle is earning millions for the German State and I dare say the Bavarian authorities in general.
Its ironic that it was those same Bavarian authorities that harrassed Ludvig during
his lifetime, refused to lend more money to him  and  sent him over the edge.

Without King Ludvig  ..... his dreams and romantic visions..... that wonderful castle
wouldn't   even exist.
http://celebheaven.freepowerboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=82&t=515

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Today, with 1.3 million visitors per year Neuschwanstein is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. For security reasons the palace can only be visited during a 35-minute guided tour.
There are also special guided tours that focus on specific topics.
In the peak season from June until August, Neuschwanstein has up to 6000 visitors per day, and guests without advance reservation may have to wait several hours.
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perhaps today that visitor figure is even higher than 1.3 million  !
correction, you dont even get an hour in there........... its 35 minutes !


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Re: Ludwig II
« Reply #127 on: November 03, 2013, 09:11:22 AM »
Hello king Ludwig II here

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Re: Ludwig II
« Reply #128 on: May 19, 2014, 01:45:37 PM »
Ive got satelitte  TV  and  some years ago I recorded a short clip onto vid tape
of a  Ludvig 2nd  film being shown on German  TV

The actor playing Ludvig looked perfect for the part.... the  actress playing Sissy was OK
too....  it looked like a brilliant  movie,   awesome  film of the castle and Bavaria in
general ...
  sad thing is I have no idea where to find the film, not even a title  !

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Re: Ludwig II
« Reply #129 on: May 19, 2014, 03:39:10 PM »
Ive got satelitte  TV  and  some years ago I recorded a short clip onto vid tape
of a  Ludvig 2nd  film being shown on German  TV

The actor playing Ludvig looked perfect for the part.... the  actress playing Sissy was OK
too....  it looked like a brilliant  movie,   awesome  film of the castle and Bavaria in
general ...
  sad thing is I have no idea where to find the film, not even a title  !

Here is a list of German films and series about Ludwig II: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kategorie:Ludwig_II._%28Bayern%29. Just type these titles with year or leading actor into YouTube and I'm sure you'll find it.
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Как речь безмолвная могилы,
Горячку сердца холодит.

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Re: Ludwig II
« Reply #130 on: May 19, 2014, 03:54:43 PM »
thanks  for the  link,  it did look like a brilliant  ... German made ?  movie

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Ludwig II
« Reply #131 on: July 24, 2016, 12:18:42 AM »
Hello. I was just noticing that the Count bears a striking resemblance to King Ludwig II of Bavaria. Was this intentional, or just a coincidence?