The Tomb of Empress Theophanu

March 22, 2017 Moniek 0

This small church is quite a hidden gem in Cologne. The area is rather residential and when I arrived the neighbourhood and the church itself were deserted. I spent the entire time there completely alone (which I didn’t mind!). The Pantaleon Church is one of twelve surviving roman churches in Cologne. The first version of this [read more]

The Loo Palace to be renovated and expanded

March 9, 2017 Moniek 0

The Loo Palace in Apeldoorn in the Netherlands is set to undergo renovations and an expansion from January 2018 until 2021. It was built between 1684 and 1686 for stadtholder and King William III and his wife, Mary II of England. It was a residence of the House of Orange-Nassau from the 17th century until [read more]

The former home of a Portuguese Queen – Schloss Jägerhof

February 21, 2017 Moniek 0

Once upon a time, this place was called Schloss Jägerhof and it was inhabited by Anna Maria Luisa de’ Medici, the wife of the late Johann Wilhelm, Elector Palatine, visited by Marie Louise of Austria, wife of Emperor Napoleon I and until 1885 it was used as a residence for the family of Karl Anton, Prince of [read more]

Oud-Amelisweerd – A Home for a King

February 17, 2017 Moniek 0

Oud-Amelisweerd in the Netherlands doesn’t really look like it has much of a royal connection. It was built in the 13th century, but it was destroyed by French troops in 1672. It wasn’t rebuilt until 1770. It passed through noble hands before being sold to King Louis Napoleon of Holland in 1808. He held the [read more]

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