Follow the steps of Empress Elisabeth...
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June 16th, 2006 – by: Girl_from_Germany
But she played none of the roles assigned to her by traditions and her surroundings, not the role of loving and devoted wife, not the role of principal figurehead in a gigantic empire. She insisted on her rights as an individual - and she prevailed.
I was so curious to see the court, the place where she used to live, the bed she slept in, the winter garden where she had breakfast, and everything else that was surrounding her life. Wow it sounds almost like stalking. But I was just keen to get to know this person better, to understand what she had been through. And there's no better place than Vienna to find that out.
I wasn't allowed to take pictures inside Schloss Schönbrun and the Hofburg, but I can tell you it was amazing. Such pomp and extravagance I've never seen before. Just lies and deception! Because behind the walls of the court a sad life of depression and considerable strain was taking place every single day.
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