Tag: Scotland

Revisiting Russia, Royalty & The Romanovs in Edinburgh
Exhibitions, Travel

Revisiting Russia, Royalty & The Romanovs in Edinburgh

Honestly, I of course had already seen the exhibition “Russia, Royalty & The Romanovs”  at the Queen’s Gallery of the Buckingham Palace in London in March 2019. Somehow I however visited on a busy day. As I was visiting the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh anyway, I decided to have another look and wasn’t disappointed. […]

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Scottish exhibition – A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Royal Collection Trust / (c) Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2019, photographer David Cheskin
Exhibitions, Travel

Scottish exhibition – A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex

There were two main reasons for choosing Scotland as my holiday destination earlier this month. One was the fact that I enjoyed my visit 13 years ago very much and really wanted to go back. The other one was the small exhibition “A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex” at the Palace of […]

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New royal and noble books – December 2018
Books & Magazines, Media & Co

New royal and noble books – December 2018

For more new books about royalty see: History of Royal Women Royal Book News The World of Royalty Van Hoogstraten Online AUSTRIA Author: Klaus Lohrmann. Title: Die Babenberger und ihre Nachbarn (The Babenbergs and their Neighbours). Publication: 31 December 2018 by Böhlau Wien. Language: German. BRAZIL Author: Jhonatas Elyel. Title: As Duas Mortes do Imperador. […]

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Film review – Mary Queen of Scots
Film & TV, Media & Co

Film review – Mary Queen of Scots

The Story A friendship that became a rivalry. A rivalry that became a war. “Mary Queen of Scots” explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart (Saoirse Ronan). Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. […]

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Fairy tales – Castles used as a film location
Film & TV, Media & Co

Fairy tales – Castles used as a film location

The English charity English Heritage Trust manages the National Heritage Collection and takes care for over 400 historic buildings, monuments and sites all over England. According to their website they bring the (his)story of England to life for over 10 million people each year. They have conducted quite an interesting survey in connection with their […]

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Loch Ness and a Scottish Castle Ruin
Castles, Travel

Loch Ness and a Scottish Castle Ruin

Scotland is a wonderful area to visit. Thus far I’ve only been there once unfortunately, in July 2006. I guess I was lucky with the weather. I started in Edinburgh, with 18C and rain, and ended up with at least 25C in Glasgow. On the way – by bus and train – I visited Dunfermline, […]

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Crathie – Where the Queen goes to Church
Churches & Graves, Travel

Crathie – Where the Queen goes to Church

When you are at Balmoral Castle you shouldn’t forget to cross the road and visit Crathie Kirk, the parish church of the small village of Crathie. The church, that is linked to the Church of Scotland and is nowadays united with the neighbouring parish of Braemar, has somewhat of a royal history. When coming to […]

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The Doulton Fountain in Glasgow
Travel, Travel Tips

The Doulton Fountain in Glasgow

There is an equestrian statue of Queen Victoria in George Square in Glasgow, but as I haven’t found a pictures of it in my collection, I likely didn’t see it or didn’t take a photo when I visited the city in 2006. But I did see another statue of Victoria in the city. The fact […]

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