Princess Louise of Prussia and Huize De Paauw

June 15, 2018 Moniek 0

Huize (House) De Paauw in Wassenaar just outside The Hague in the Netherlands has the allure of a former royal palace but, you may know of my luck, it is currently undergoing renovations which are due to last until at least 2020. It has been in use by the country since 1923 but before that [read more]

Royal Galleries of Ostend

April 18, 2018 Moniek 0

The Royal Galleries in Ostend were constructed between 1902 and 1906 on the orders of King Leopold II of Belgium. The galleries would allow the King and his guest to walk from the royal villa to the racetrack without being exposed to the elements. The royal villa is currently a health centre. During the German [read more]

City Palace Ostend – The Death of the Queen

April 4, 2018 Moniek 0

Ostend in Belgium seems like an unlikely place for a palace. From 1834, the palace in Ostend was made available as a summer residence for King Leopold I and his second wife, Louise of Orléans. The house is perhaps best remembered as the place where Louise died of tuberculosis. She was often in ill-health and [read more]

Schloss Benrath – The Pleasure Palace

March 28, 2018 Moniek 0

Schloss Benrath in Düsseldorf is a baroque style pleasure palace. It was built for the Elector Palatine Charles Theodor, later also Elector of Bavaria and his wife Countess Palatine Elisabeth Auguste of Sulzbach. Although the palace was built for them, the couple only visited the palace once. There was another palace nearby, but not much survives of [read more]

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