Hofburg Palace, Vienna

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27 Responses

  1. Sylvia K says:

    Gorgeous captures, Indrani, and what a sad story — fascinating, but tragic! Does reinforce the fact that wealth and position doesn't protect one from the heartbreak we all frequently feel in our own lives. Wonderful post for the day! Enjoy your week!


  2. Bikramjit says:

    tragic.. dont we see something tragic always has such beauty associated with it ..

    beautiful picutres i must say ..


  3. Surrounded by wealth, great pictures.

  4. Anya says:

    There ia also a movie from "Sissy"
    I looked it always with my mother,
    when i was a teen
    (and we must always cry 🙁
    So sad story …..

    Very unique shots.
    Its history !!

  5. Krishna says:

    nice collection of crockery…

    very interesting post…


  6. Unique photos ~thanks, namaste, Carol (A Creative Harbor) linked with OWT ~ ^_^

  7. Carver says:

    Great shots from the palace.

  8. ladyfi says:

    That plate is lovely! But all the jewels in the world can't make up for the loss of one's children. Such a sad story!

  9. George says:

    Thanks for sharing this museum and the story of the empress with us.

  10. ewok1993 says:

    how exquisite those pieces are.

  11. Ebie says:

    These are exquisite porcelain pieces. Love the silver ware too!

  12. Leovi says:

    Wow, a luxury tableware. How beautiful, would shame dirty. Beautiful photos.

  13. Gattina says:

    How beautiful ! I have some medals from Sissi and Franz Joseph, which I inherited from my MIL.

  14. eileeninmd says:

    What a sad and tragic story. Thanks for sharing this tour and the lovely photos. Have a great day!

  15. A fascinating and rather sad story. Riches, position and beauty do not always lead to happiness.

  16. Gary says:

    Thanks for the great tour!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  17. What gorgeous artifacts made with craftsmanship that likely cannot be surpassed. And how tragic the life of this royal that apparently did not love her husband lost one child early and then another to suicide. Having lots of “things” definitely cannot buy happiness or sway destiny to a more positive fate.

  18. Arija says:

    Sisi's story is a tragic one that started with the death of Ludwig !! of Bavaria and became more and more unhappy as the years went on.
    A beautiful post but so sad.

  19. Gorgeous shots, I am always grateful when a museum lets you take photographs. Love your tulip shots also.

  20. Rajesh says:

    Those silverware are fabulous.

  21. Pietro says:

    Fantastic items, great images.

  22. Jackie says:

    What a beautiful collection, and good that you were allowed to take photo's of them, it is such a pity when photography is excluded in some areas, although I understand the basic reasons given.

    A tragic tale of unrequited love for the Emperor, and loss for the Empress. Wealth and position are no guarantee of happiness.

  23. Reader Wil says:

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful collection and for the piece of history about Sisi. The movies about her life are far too exaggerated and not true at all. Her life was not romantic at all. Romy Schneider made a beautiful non existent Sisi.

  24. Wonderful pictures, very rich shots!!!

  25. Goodness! How beautiful. Thanks, friend.