Thursday, April 05, 2012

MIRAMARE...








Castello di Miramare, on the Gulf of Trieste. It was completed in 1860 for the Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian and his wife Charlotte of Belgium. In 1864 they left to become Emperor Maximilian and Empress Carlota of Mexico. In 1867 Maximilian was assassinated in Mexico and Charlotte returned to Castello di Miramare, but she 'slowly lost her reason' and was taken back to Belgium by her family. Such a tragic story and such a short time they had at this spectacularly idyllic and peaceful location.

4 comments:

Joana said...

What beautiful photos and places these are!


x Joana

mandarinux said...

Beautiful photos!
congratulations for having known this place!

:)

Nancy Baric *negfilm said...

oh claire...the photos are lovely but the first photo immediately made me think of antonioni!!!!

lola is beauty said...

thank you, thank you, thank you...