Tag: garden

Opening of the Royal Greenhouses in Laeken
Gardens, Travel

Opening of the Royal Greenhouses in Laeken

This year the Royal Greenhouses in Laeken open their doors from 15 April to 8 May 2022. Like 2021 the smaller, elongated greenhouses can be visited. During the day visitors can choose between a long route (2,5 hours) or a short route (1,5 hours). The long route starts with a walk through the gardens of […]

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Borg Verhildersum – My tour continued
Castles, Travel

Borg Verhildersum – My tour continued

While waiting to be able to post the pictures of two (yes two!) royal weddings in the past weeks, here is another Groninger borg. I went cycling yesterday and passed this beauty, Borg Verhildersum in Leens, that I have visited in the past. My last visit was however quite a few years ago. Unfortunately yesterday […]

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Diana & her garden – Kensington Palace Courtesy of Historic Royal Palaces
Exhibitions, Gardens, Travel

Diana & her garden – Kensington Palace

Photos: Courtesy of Historic Royal Palaces If travelling would be easier nowadays, there is one place I would love to go. I have been in London several times, but there is still something new to discover. I visited Kensington Palace only two years ago, but the recent exhibition and the new statue would have been […]

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New royal and noble books – July 2021 Pixabay, Leeds Castle
Books & Magazines, Media & Co

New royal and noble books – July 2021

For more new books about royalty see: History of Royal Women Rosvall Royal Books Royal Book News The World of Royalty Van Hoogstraten Online AUSTRIA Author: Katrin Keller. Title: Die Kaiserin. Reich, Ritual und Dynastie (The Empress: Empire, Ritual and Dynasty). Publication: 12 July 2021 by Böhlau Verlag. Language: German. DENMARK Author: Jim Lyngvild. Title: […]

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New royal and noble books – April 2021 Pixabay, Leeds Castle
Books & Magazines, Media & Co

New royal and noble books – April 2021

For more new books about royalty see: History of Royal Women Rosvall Royal Books Royal Book News The World of Royalty Van Hoogstraten Online AUSTRIA (NOBILITY) Author: Martyn Bond. Title: Hitler’s Cosmopolitan Bastard. Count Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi and his vision of Europe. Publication: 15 April 2021 by McGill-Queen’s University Press. Language: English. AUSTRIA (NOBILITY) Author: Haralampi […]

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Discovering Groningen – the Piloersemaborg
Castles, Travel

Discovering Groningen – the Piloersemaborg

Finally continued my tour of the Groninger borgen. After the Allersmaborg I had a look at the Piloersemaborg or Hamsterborg in the tiny village of Den Ham. Another place that was reachable by bike from Groningen. History The first time the borg is mentioned was in 1521 when it was a farm of the Jensema […]

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Fredensborg Palace – Denmark’s Versailles
Castles, Travel

Fredensborg Palace – Denmark’s Versailles

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark spends her corona-quarantine, including her birthday this week, at the Fredensborg Palace. She spends about three months in the spring and three months in the autumn at this residence, that has also been the setting for important events of the Danish royal family, like wedding receptions and birthday parties. Usually […]

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Autumn morning in the palace garden
Gardens, Travel

Autumn morning in the palace garden

Sunday morning it was rather cold, but sunny. When having a quick walk through the garden of Palace Noordeinde in The Hague, The Netherlands, I noticed the beautiful light as the sun was shining through the trees. I was lucky to have my camera with me. The gardens are only open during daytime.

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