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Re: King Carol I of Romania and his family
« Reply #30 on: July 08, 2005, 03:19:29 PM »
he probably was already king by the time that picture was taken...

i saw a few youngre pictures of him and he looked actually quite nice without the beard...
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Re: King Carol I of Romania and his family
« Reply #31 on: July 27, 2005, 04:57:28 PM »
 King Carol I  was the best person (after Queen Marie and the most in politics) of Romanian royal family, I think. Because him, in the first place, Romania enter to Europe.

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Re: King Carol I of Romania and his family
« Reply #32 on: July 27, 2005, 09:10:36 PM »
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1839? ???

uhm... doesn't he look a bit old in that picture? he was uhm born in 1839 :P


Cannot be correct.  More like 1849?

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Re: King Carol I of Romania and his family
« Reply #33 on: July 28, 2005, 10:01:47 AM »
Carol was born in 1939, that is correct.
And in this picture he looks at least 25 years old.
I'm not sure but the uniform looks like that of the Romanian army [that he created!]. So this could be around the Independence [1877] war.
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Re: King Carol I of Romania and his family
« Reply #34 on: July 30, 2005, 08:37:41 PM »
Constanta at the Black Sea, Romania, 1914, with Nicolas II [ 8)] and Nando [ :D].


[This is my favorite photo of Nicholas II]



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Re: King Carol I of Romania and his family
« Reply #35 on: July 30, 2005, 09:25:57 PM »
Carol I almost smiling! What a rare occasion!

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Re: King Carol I of Romania and his family
« Reply #36 on: July 31, 2005, 12:58:11 PM »
The last speech of Carol I in front of the parliament, 1913

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Re: King Carol I of Romania and his family
« Reply #37 on: August 07, 2005, 04:00:25 AM »
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Carol I almost smiling! What a rare occasion!

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it is said that towards the end of his reign he became a more tolerable person, less rigid. he even started to gett along with his wife :P
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Re: King Carol I of Romania and his family
« Reply #38 on: August 07, 2005, 07:03:55 PM »
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I'm just reading Missy's memories; she says the same thing; I think his sever character was exactly what was needed in Romania at that particular time; he couldn't have had the same ruling supremacy if he wasn't strict on his family as well as in politics [my opinion]; he took everything seriously, exaggerating, but with good results; I think this stern German was the best Romanian ever!
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Re: King Carol I of Romania and his family
« Reply #39 on: August 10, 2005, 12:13:12 PM »
most definitely :)

he did a lot of good for romania and he laid lots of foundations. he was just what was needed at the time.
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Re: King Carol I of Romania and his family
« Reply #40 on: August 12, 2005, 01:29:29 PM »
  Did Queen Marie wrote somewhere something about death of Queen Elizabeth? What and where?

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Re: King Carol I of Romania and his family
« Reply #41 on: August 12, 2005, 01:37:06 PM »
Yes L.
Missy wrote extensively about Carmen Sylva in her book "The Story of my Life". She makes an interesting portrait of her. She wrote about her death as well. In the two volume English edition it is just at the beginning of the second.
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Re: King Carol I of Romania and his family
« Reply #42 on: August 12, 2005, 03:53:17 PM »
Does anyone have or know where I might find pictures of the tombs of the Romanian royal family at Curtea de
Arges?  I looked and looked without success :P

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Re: King Carol I of Romania and his family
« Reply #43 on: August 13, 2005, 09:53:02 PM »
One of the great achievements during his reign, a beautiful bridge over the Danube, then caled "Carol I Bridge"

now it is "Anghel Saligny Bridge" [the Romanian engineer who design it]; the communists have tried hard to cover all traces of royalty;

still standing and operational but another bridge has recently been built nearby



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Re: King Carol I of Romania and his family
« Reply #44 on: August 14, 2005, 07:03:45 AM »
The old bridge is beautiful.  I understand the need for the new bridge but I hope the old bridge is never torn down.

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