Saturday, November 9, 2013

Looking back: 1984

It is a long and tedious process, but I am putting my vacation snaps (in albums) and making Shutterfly photo books.   It takes time, and I only do it when I have coupons for Shutterfly.  Scanning photographs takes forever!  I tended to shoot on average of 13 or more rolls per trip.

In the last few days, I uploaded vacation photos from my trip to Luxembourg and Germany (Darmstadt, Langenburg, Coburg, Kronberg (staying at Schloss Kronberg as the guest of the owner, the Landgrave of Hesse), Heidelberg, Schloss Wolfsgarten and back to Luxembourg for the flight home via Iceland ... when Icelandair flew to Luxembourg!

This trip was in September 1984.  I visited Wolfsgarten the day after Prince Harry was born, and we wet his head with champagne.

Prince Moritz at Kronberg

Empress Alexandra  Russian Chapel Darmstadt

Schloss Ehrenburg

Archduchess Alexandra and Victor von Baillou

Ehrenburg.  As I was on a private tour, I danced around the ballroom

Prince Friedrich Josias of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (Veste)

Ernst Ludwig and Eleonore  (Rösenhohe)

Marie of Romania by Kaulbach. Privately owned by Archduchess Alexandra

Guillaume II place Luxembourg,

Almost like the postcard

Prince Ludwig of Hesse (husband of Margaret)

Princess Elisabeth of Hesse

Grand Ducal Palace

Named for Empress Alexandra  - in Darmstadt 

Graves of Princes Alexander and Ludwig of Hesse and by Rhine

Schloss Langenburg

Schloss Langenburg

Schloss Langenburg


Sitting by the steps at Kronberg


Vicky's room  Kronberg


Veste, Coburg

Ileana and family (Archduchess Alexandra)

Marlene at Goebel -

Marie Alexandrovna  Coburg


Cute guard outside Grand Ducal Palace.  This young man is 29 years older now


Duchess Luise's bedroom Ehrenburg


Margarita of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (nee Greece)



Gottfried of Hohenlohe-Langenburg






Vicky  Kronberg

The Hohenlohe-Langenburgs , Kraft & Charlotte and their three children: Cecile, Philipp & Xenia and Kraft's aunt, Irma.

Margaret of Hesse and by Rhine

Vicky's bedroom at Kronberg


Princess Elisabeth's playhouse at Wolfsgarten




Eleonore of Hesse   at Wolfsgarten

Having a most excellent meal at Kronberg

Ernst Ludwig  Wolfsgarten

Albert statue in Coburg

Marlene in Princess Elisabeth's playhouse

Stop.  You have reached the end of your destination.  The border with the DDR near Coburg,  

Vianden  Luxembroug

Portrait of Marie Adelaide at Vianden



Carl Eduard

Luxair  Plane named for Princess Margaretha



Wee high above Vianden

I was on a private tour of Ehrenburg so I got to see Victoria's private WC which she used when she came to Coburg ...




Carl Eduard

Me and Marty  at the Veste.




Prince Georg Palace  Darmstadt

Russian Chapel   Darmstadt


Nancy said...

I'm new to your blog and am enjoying looking through it. On this post, the pictures were lovely but I REALLY wish that they were labeled. There were some that I very truly wanted to know where/what they were. Beautiful memories, I'm certain.

Bea said...

Marlene, these are wonderful photos, you should share them more often. Nice to see an inside glimpse you got of the castles and families. Bea

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

Thanks, Bea. Have run out of coupons so won't be making any more books for awhile.

Bea said...

Marlene, in the picture of Kraft Hohenlohe and family is the elderly woman Irma Hohenlohe, I remember you mentioned once meeting her and that she carried her purse around. Bea

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

Yes, the photo includes Princess Irma. Yes, she did carry her handbag around the house.

John said...

HOW fascinating. I know this is a probably silly and personal question, but do you speak perfect German?

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

John, not well. I can read some things, understand what people say at times, but my grandparents and parents spoke it fluently to each other.

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing these marvellous pictures. What great memories you have.

Stavros Skenderis said...

In the pics at Langenburg, whose wedding was that? Interesting to see the Queen at a family wedding on the Continent..

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

Norton and Penny, now the earl and countess of Mountbatten .. wedding at Romsey in Hampshire, not on the Continent