Finlands Centenary – The Country that could have been a Monarchy

Finland started its centenary celebrations on 1 June 2017 with a meating of Nordic heads of state in Helsinki. An historical day, as the Presidents of Finland and Iceland and the Monarchs of Norway, Sweden and Denmark have only gathered in Finland once before since Finland became an independent country. Finland became an independent state […]

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The wedding of Prince Donatus von Hessen and Countess Floria von Faber-Castell

Kronberg im Taunus, 17 May 2003 Bridal soiree, 16 May 2003 The bridal soiree was hosted by an uncle of the bride, Count Anton Wolfgang von Faber-Castell and his wife Mary. A few photographers and journalists (including me) and a camera team of the Hessische Rundfunk – closely watched by some security people at the […]

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