Saturday, March 28, 2009


A few portraits of Empress Elisabeth of Austria-Hungary (1837-1898), the aunt and godmother of Queen Elisabeth of Belgium. 
With her brother, Karl Theodor, father of Queen Elisabeth of Belgium.


Lucy said...

Oh I absolutely love this!!

May said...

So do I. She's so beautiful!

Viola said...

She was very beautiful, wasn't she? She was a bit obsessed with taking care of her looks, however, and anorexic, poor thing. Still I'm interested in trying out some of her beauty 'recipes' such as egg yolk and brandy for the hair!

May said...

Thanks for visiting, Viola!

I didn't know she was anorexic- that's sad!

Very beautiful woman, though.

J.K. Baltzersen said...

Dear Sir or Madam:

The story goes of the dessert dish 'Kaiserschmarrn' that it was served the Emperor and Empress. The Empress refused to eat it. So the Emperor uttered: Let's see what 'Schmarrn' (garbage) the cook has made today, whereafter Franz Josef ate both dishes.

May said...

Quite a story!

Thank you, Mr. Baltzersen, for visiting and commenting.