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French Royals / Re: Sophie, Duchess d'Alençon Part II
« on: January 04, 2011, 03:53:08 PM »
Very beautiful pictures of Sophie! Its a pitty, it looks like that there arent much pictures of her in bustle dresses. I love that style of fashion and I think she looks lovely in that gowns...

Does anybody have more information about their home at Vincennes? I read that they lived at the Avenue Reine Blanche, but thats all I could find :/
I also know that they lived at the Hotel Campbell in the Rue de Friedland at Paris and in Tyrol in the Mentlberg Castle in the 1890s.

The Habsburgs / Re: Four wives of Emperor Franz II (I)
« on: December 02, 2010, 12:56:40 PM »
I agree, she is pretty on her portraits, but I think that they aren't too realistic. She had the smallpocks and unfortunatley after she had pockmarks in her face. But I like her very much, I think she was the best choice as the Emperors wife. May she rest in peace...

Having Fun! / Re: Famous Habsburgs in movies/plays/cartoons
« on: December 02, 2010, 12:51:46 PM »
Yeah, Catherine Deneuve is/was really beautiful, but the movie isn't very good. I prefer the one with Christine Hörbiger more...

I would love to see Bette Davis as Charlotte, the pictures look beautiful! Does someone know another movie about Charlotte or where she plays a more important role than in the new Sisi-Movies?

Tsarskoe Selo Palaces / Re: The Pavillions at Peterhof
« on: December 02, 2010, 12:46:34 PM »
I love the Tsaritsyn Pavilion and the one for the Grand Duchess Olga. Does someone have plans of the both? I really would enjoy to see some :)

French Royals / Re: Impératrice Eugénie
« on: November 29, 2010, 04:28:54 PM »
did they make any use of  Versailles ?

Yes, Eugenie was a great "fan" of Marie Antoinette. She turned the Petit Trianon into a museum dedicated to the Queen for the exposition universelle in 1867. She also refurnished the small retreat. Here are pictures of the boudoir, the chamber and the antichamber of the Trianon as it was in and after 1867:

Today one room of the attique at the Trianon is dedicated to Eugenie.

Having Fun! / Re: Coloured pictures XXXV
« on: November 24, 2010, 05:49:28 PM »

Oh god i'm so speechless right now, this picture is such a great work! It looks so much realistic and everything is just beautiful and realistic - I have tears in my eyes. I thank you so much for sharing your unbelievable wonderful work and I also thank god for your talent. Thanks!

The Habsburgs / Re: Four wives of Emperor Franz II (I)
« on: November 24, 2010, 01:45:43 PM »
Paintings of Caroline Auguste:

around 1808

around 1818

The imperial family in 1826
from left: Caroline Auguste, Franz II./I., Duke of Reichstadt, Marie Louise, Sophie, Ferdinand, Franz Karl

The Habsburgs / Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part IV
« on: November 17, 2010, 02:01:48 PM »
I think also that the woman looks like Gisela, but it could be also the Empress. Elisabeth visited Bad Gastein in 1885 and 1886, FJ in 1885 (and other political meetings) according to this webside:

Maybe she didn't expect any photographers? And to the height: I think FJ looks here taller because of his hat.
But something looks weird in the pic - look at his shoes, looks like he would fall down the next moment or is it just my sight?

French Royals / Re: Versailles, Palaces and Gardens
« on: November 17, 2010, 12:29:55 PM »
I visited Versailles in summer for four days and it was great (definatley will visit it the next year too)! We made three very interesting tours through the private rooms of the king and the queen and also of Mme de Pompadour. If there is someone interested in, I could post some pics...
Its true that you can visit the parc of the palace for free, but only under the week. At the weekends there are the Grandes eaux musicales and you have to pay for it. When you're under 26 it's also great, cause then you can visit the palace with the Grands Appartements for free!

French Royals / Re: Sophie, Duchess d'Alençon Part II
« on: November 17, 2010, 12:05:18 PM »
Thx a lot for the pic of the wonderful bust! Would love to have one of her...

Here is one of Sophies handkerchiefs, from an exhibition at Artstetten. It was awesome to see it:

Lovely photo of Marie Valérie on a golden box in Artstetten:

There's also a small box with one of the famous family pics:

Last year I visited Artstetten, wheres a really wonderful museum about FF his family and the Habsburgs. Made a lot of pics, here are some photos of FF and his family. Couldn't find them in the thread, but if they were posted before I'm sorry.

FF & Sophie:

FF & Sophie in London, 1913:

Young Sophie (under the portrait is her riding jacket) :

FF as a Pharao, memorial photo after his egypt trip in 1896:

Their wedding:

wonderful portraits of their children:

A memorial:

Their death-masks:

The Kaiservilla in Bad Ischl? Looks totally different than I remember (didn't it have only 2 stories?) but thanks for the answer!

Maybe there palais in the Leopolstraße? No doesn't look like a building in the city. Maybe its a summer house? (dont know if they had one...)

The Habsburgs / Re: Four wives of Emperor Franz II (I)
« on: March 28, 2010, 05:06:02 PM »
Yes its so sad that they didn't have a lot of time together and that she never became empress, I bet she would have been a good landsmother.
Did someone know a book where I can read more about her life? German would be good, but I'll take also an english one...

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