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Laarwoud – A noble manor in Zuidlaren
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Laarwoud – A noble manor in Zuidlaren

This summer I visited friends. As my friend has a lego exhibition at the Brink Hotel right now, I of course had to see it. After our visit we walked through the village, or rather around Laarwoud. Surrounded by trees this (former) noble manor – in the province of Drenthe they call it a havezate […]

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Two noble family vaults in Oranjewoud
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Two noble family vaults in Oranjewoud

When you ever visit Oranjewoud near Heerenveen, The Netherlands, take your time. Follow all the direction shields to what you can see and discover all small roads and paths by bike or walking, or eventually partly by car if your less mobile. There is a lot to discover. Even when many estates have gone, there […]

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A private retreat – Frogmore House
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A private retreat – Frogmore House

When you’re walking on the Long Walk near Windsor Castle and look around you might notice a small building popping up in the distance behind some trees. This is the mausoleum of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in the gardens at Frogmore House. The house itself is not visible from the Long Walk as far […]

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The Dutch Hero of Durrës
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The Dutch Hero of Durrës

The weather was a bit better than during his funeral – when there was a thunderstorm – but still it was raining when I searched for traces of Lodewijk Thomson here in Groningen, The Netherlands, today. I accidentally had to bring something to that part of town and I decided to bring my small camera […]

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Hohenzollern Funeral Service Prince Konstantin, Prince Manuel, Princess Anna, Princess Ursula and Prince Leopold of Bavaria.
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Hohenzollern Funeral Service

Photos: copyright Gabi P The funeral of Prince Johann Georg von Hohenzollern, who died in München, Germany, on 2 March 2016, was rather a private one. On 12 March the funeral service took place in the Hedinger Church in Sigmaringen, however the streets around the church were closed. Even only very few guests were allowed […]

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A Finnish noble buried with the Romanoffs
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A Finnish noble buried with the Romanoffs

The churchyard of the pittoresque Church of St Mary near Provender House, Norton, Kent, Great Britain, is truly beautiful. It is small but most interesting. Where you’d expect local residents with British sounding names, you’ll find Scots, a Finnish woman and some Romanoffs. Here you will find the graves of Andrew Alexandervitch Romanoff and his […]

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Princess Lilian of Sweden has died Photo & Copyright: Netty Leistra, June 2010
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Princess Lilian of Sweden has died

The Swedish court on Sunday evening announced the death of Princess Lilian of Sweden, Duchess of Halland, at her home, Villa Solbacken at Stockholm. The Princess died just after 6pm surrounded by King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia and their children. In recent years she had suffered from Alzheimer’s. The funeral service will take place […]

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