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Re: Victoria Louise, Duchess of Brunswick
« Reply #615 on: April 16, 2009, 12:13:12 AM »
Has anyone read her memoirs? I just ordered her memoirs online and wondering if it good. I aready read her nephew Louis Ferdinand's memoirs- pretty good.  :)

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Re: Victoria Louise, Duchess of Brunswick
« Reply #616 on: April 16, 2009, 01:03:21 PM »
Ducal Palace, Brunswick:


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Are there any pictures of the interior?

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Re: Victoria Louise, Duchess of Brunswick
« Reply #617 on: April 16, 2009, 01:58:40 PM »
Has anyone read her memoirs? I just ordered her memoirs online and wondering if it good. I aready read her nephew Louis Ferdinand's memoirs- pretty good.  :)
I enjoyed her memoirs very much.

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Re: Victoria Louise, Duchess of Brunswick
« Reply #618 on: April 17, 2009, 10:57:54 AM »
Ducal Palace, Brunswick:


-Duke of NJ

Are there any pictures of the interior?

thanks,
tom

The interiors would be wonderful to see.

Also, notice the way the row of trees in for foreground are clipped and trimmed in topiary fashion. That was very common in Germany during the late 19th and earlly 20th centuries, well before the practice took hold in the U.S.
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Re: Victoria Louise, Duchess of Brunswick
« Reply #619 on: April 18, 2009, 10:38:06 AM »
Does the Hanover family still live in this palace?

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Re: Victoria Louise, Duchess of Brunswick
« Reply #620 on: April 18, 2009, 11:01:35 AM »
Does the Hanover family still live in this palace?

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The royal palace of Braunschweig (Brunswick) was bombed in World War II and demolished in 1960. The exterior was rebuilt to contain a palace museum and shopping centre, which opened in 2007.
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Re: Victoria Louise, Duchess of Brunswick
« Reply #621 on: April 18, 2009, 09:28:38 PM »
Ducal Palace of Braunschweig now (thumbnail):


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« Reply #622 on: April 20, 2009, 10:42:43 AM »
The palace now includes the sculpture on the roof overlooking the main entrance of the chariot and four horses.

Several historic palaces and castles have been and are being "rebuilt". The tragic loss of most German infrastructure and historic buildings during the massive terror and random carpet bombing campaigns of WWII was furthered by lack of funds or policitical desire to rebuild the damaged or destroyed structures sooner. Many were simply bulldozed.

Since unification, an interest in recreating the lost architectural treasures and re-instilling a sense of historical presense has emerged. however, most of the rebuilds are "models" of the former structures, with exterior elements that are true to the original appearances, but the interiors are redesigned for 21st century use such as shopping, governement and administrative space, and museums.
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Re: Victoria Louise, Duchess of Brunswick
« Reply #623 on: April 22, 2009, 12:34:13 PM »
Hello,

I have a little question. I ve searched everywhere, but could not find out anything. Did Viktoria Luise not attend the funeral of her mother in 1921? You can find lots of postcards of the funeral of Dona, but no photo of her daughter.
I know that Viktoria Luise attended the Kaisers funeral, for she stayed with him until he died in 1941, during his last days. But what about her mother?

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I was reading through some coverage of the mourners and VL (and Ernst August for that matter) weren't listed amongst the mourners--and it listed a lot of people. Perhaps they stayed behind to comfort Wilhelm II who wasn't allowed to attend?
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Re: Victoria Louise, Duchess of Brunswick
« Reply #624 on: April 23, 2009, 01:22:44 PM »
I thought I answered this before -- VL accompanied her father to the train station for a ceremony when the body was loaded onto the train for the trip to Germany.  She accompanied her father back to Doorn.

Hello,

I have a little question. I ve searched everywhere, but could not find out anything. Did Viktoria Luise not attend the funeral of her mother in 1921? You can find lots of postcards of the funeral of Dona, but no photo of her daughter.
I know that Viktoria Luise attended the Kaisers funeral, for she stayed with him until he died in 1941, during his last days. But what about her mother?

Thanks,

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I was reading through some coverage of the mourners and VL (and Ernst August for that matter) weren't listed amongst the mourners--and it listed a lot of people. Perhaps they stayed behind to comfort Wilhelm II who wasn't allowed to attend?
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Re: Victoria Louise, Duchess of Brunswick
« Reply #625 on: April 23, 2009, 08:08:36 PM »
Yes, you had answered it before. thank you. More fully, since Dona died at Doorn where William and VL had been holding a vigil, a small family gathering took place that was intimate and sufficient for william to send Dona off for burial. VL did not want her father to remain alone, so each paid their final respects in Holland as if Dona was buried there.
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Re: Victoria Louise, Duchess of Brunswick
« Reply #626 on: April 24, 2009, 09:48:50 AM »

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Re: Victoria Louise, Duchess of Brunswick
« Reply #627 on: April 24, 2009, 09:49:58 AM »
With mommy and brother Joachim


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Re: Victoria Louise, Duchess of Brunswick
« Reply #628 on: April 24, 2009, 03:01:41 PM »
aww cute. :)

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Re: Victoria Louise, Duchess of Brunswick
« Reply #629 on: May 03, 2009, 10:31:49 AM »
Viktoria Luise with her mother Kaiserin Auguste Viktoria :





With her father Kaiser Wilhelm II and others :



With her parents in auto :



Viktoria Luise and her sister-in-law Princess Eitel Friedrich :

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