Princess Louise and the Fife Tiara - Royal Central (blog)Friday, April 13, 2018
Archbishop of Canterbury, but also many of the wedding guests, including the seated and veiled figure of Queen Victoria; Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of Hesse; and the Prince and Princess of Wales. The couple were also photographed after their wedding with their eight bridesmaids, who were Princess Victoria of Wales; Princess Mary of Teck – the future Queen Mary -; Princess Marie-Louise of Schleswig-Holstein; Countess Feodora Gleichen; Princess Maud of Wales; Countess Helena Gleichen; Countess Victoria Gleichen and Princess Helena of Schleswig-Holstein.Princess Louise, Duchess of Fife, wearing the presumed Fife Tiara (Public domain, via BlogSpot)In her official wedding photographic portrait, Louise wears a plain pearl necklace. There is no mention of the gift of jewellery from her grandmother Queen Victoria, as we might normally expect. What was not mentioned either, was the gift of the ‘Fife Tiara’, a wedding present from Princess Louise’s husband, the Duke of Fife to his bride. This glittering tiara is made up of hundreds of diamonds, with a ‘swing set’ of pendant, pear-shaped diamonds in a row. It was given to Princess Louise by her husband on the wedding day itself but does not appear to have been worn at any part of the ceremony. The Graphic (Issue 2 August 1889) described it as: “The tiara is in a very uncommon and beautiful design, composed of hundreds of stones, ranging in weight from one carat to ten, the larger being what are technically known as briolettes – that is cut on both sides and turning on pivots so that they will flash with every movement of the head”. Like the ‘Fife Tiara’, Princess Louise’s so-called ‘kokoshnik’-type tiara will go on display in the newly re-opened Victoria Revealed; consisting of pave-set rays of diamonds in white and yellow gold, it picks up on the very particular type of headdresses traditionally worn by women in northern Russia, to accompany the ‘sarafan’, also interpreted in jewellery, notably in the Garrard & Co diadem known as ‘Queen Alexandra’s Kokoshnik Tiara’, given to Princess Louise’s mother, the Princess of Wales in 1888 and which is now part of the personal jewels of Her Majesty The Queen. It was bequeathed to Her Majesty in 1953.Louise’s own, ‘kokoshnik’ tiara has been loaned from the Estate of the late 3rd Duke of Fife, her grandson. In a strange twist of fate, which underlines the links between Queen Victoria’s descendants and the Russian Imperial House of Romanov, the 3rd Duke of Fife gave a mitochondrial DNA sample to aid the identification of the remains of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, to whom Fife was related by blood through his maternal great-grandmother, Queen Alexandra, whose younger sister Dagmar, was Tsar Nicholas II’s mother, Empress Marie Feodorovna – a direct genetic line which would have passed onto him through his mother, Princess Maud of Fife. This was reported in an article which appeared in the Washington Post (1.9.1995).Both tiaras will now feature – fittingly – alongside the suite of jewels made for Princess Louise’s paternal grandmother, Queen Victoria, at Kensington Palace.©Elizabeth Jane Timms, 2018...http://royalcentral.co.uk/blogs/princess-louise-and-the-fife-tiara-99285
Disney in Mainz and new museum opening – news from the Frankfurt Rhine-Main region! - The Daily TelescopeThursday, March 15, 2018
Europe and an absolute must-see, along with the many other features of this beautiful city on the Main.Brand new video of the beautiful state of HesseThe state of Hesse is a gem of a German federal state: the Brothers Grimm, the many historic treasures, the documenta exhibition in Kassel, and the beauty of German half-timbered towns and cities like Frankfurt and Wiesbaden are but a few of the surprises it has in store for its visitors. It is not only the culture and history that make it well worth a visit, it is also the splendid diversity of its cuisine. â€œWhat do you eat in Hesseâ€? is a brand new video that takes you on a virtual journey through this wonderful state and its culinary delights. For general information about the state and its attractions, please take a look here or visit the stateâ€™s website at www.languages.hessen-tourismus.de/en.Best Western hotel opening in DarmstadtNot only is Darmstadt the German capital of Art Nouveau, renowned for cultural and historical hallmarks like the former artist colony â€œMathildenhÃ¶heâ€? and considered one of the top event venues close to Frankfurt, it is also a city that offers wonderful overnighting opportunities that are close to Frankfurt and Frankfurt International Airport. The new Best Western Plus Plaza Hotel Darmstadt, comprising 248 rooms and suites, and a large conference area for 300 people, recently opened its doors. The hotel is only a five-minute walk from the main railway station and a 20-minute drive from Frankfurt International Airport. Itâ€™s the perfect choice for a stay in the Frankfurt Rhine-Main region. Read more about the new hotel here. Also, check out the Darmstadt App, which provides all the information about the city that you may need, now also in English. Download it from the Apple App Store or Google Play.Tenth anniversary of the State Garden Show in BingenBingen am Rhein is part of the beautiful â€œUpper Middle Rhine Valleyâ€? UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of the absolute must-sees along the Rhine. It is situated directly on the river, offering spectacular views and the typical, romantic Rhine flair. This year, the city celebrates a very special anniversary: the 10th State Garden Show will be a perfect example of how gardening can be perfectly combined with travel, cuisine, and art. Last year, 20,000 tulip bulbs were planted to bloom in spring, when the sun kisses Bingenâ€™s earth. A colorful symphony of flowers will then burst forth for the enjoyment of the many visitors. Currently, the photography exhibition â€œWieder R(h)einschauen â€“ 10 Years of State Garden Show in Bingenâ€? in the grand Klopp Castle is open to visitors. In April 2018, there will be special guided tours named â€œDas Binger Kulturufer â€“ vorgestern und heuteâ€?, comparing Bingenâ€™s river banks today with photos from 2008 and telling the story of the State Garden Show. The main event of the anniversary celebrations, â€œBinger herzlichT â€“ das Lichterspektakel am Kulturuferâ€?, will take place from October 12 to 14: visitors will be blown away by the light installations, laser and firework displays, and street theater. The many events including the â€œRhine in Flamesâ€?, the Bingen International Jazz Festival, and wine tasting are also excellent reasons to visit the city. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.Sixth State Garden Show in Bad SchwalbachThe state of Hesse will be organizing its sixth State Garden Show this year, in the city of Bad Schwalbach between April 28 and October 7. â€œExperience nature. Live naturally.â€? will be the central theme of the beautiful...
An Art Show in Riverside Church - CU Columbia SpectatorThursday, March 15, 2018
Chatter from each station bubbles over into the middle of the space (the artists are set up along the walls), and I complete one, two, three, four circles through the exhibitions. German poet Hermann Hesse said we don’t travel in circles but rather in spirals upwards towards enlightenment, and so every walk I take through the show takes me closer to some wisdom. Indeed, the experience lends one key insight: My predisposition for categorization finds little satisfaction here. The art spawns endless strings of “ands,” for I see flowers for genitalia, buttons for hair, clay for faces, and art intertwined with science and politics and music and pop culture. All of the art, though, centers around black empowerment.For Cary Michael—whose work is featured at the show—art begets activism. His canvas features a portrait of Donald Trump against a background of posters from Black Lives Matter marches: “Don’t Shoot,” Let Them In: No #MuslimBan,” “I can’t breathe!” A black superhero from Michael’s other work, Sethemba, swarms Trump’s face. A description underneath the art reads, “Sethemba realizes that he must call upon his Swallowtail butterfly to unleash a Highly Optimistic and Powerfully Efficient (H.O.P.E.) attack on C.H.U.M.P. in hopes to eliminating him from office.” Other artists find themselves in their work. One of Daryl Myntia Daniels’ drawings showcases a woman—depicted by her face and afro—contoured with purple pen lines. The woman’s eyes are fierce and electrifying. Daniels uses gel and ballpoint pen for their copper reflection, which reminds her of electrical signals being sent to the brain and the “spiritual journey of self-love.” Daniels, who has grappled with insecurities regarding her complexion, hopes her work will inspire other young black women to celebrate their skin tone. Her struggle is not my own, but her drawings nonetheless invoke something acutely visceral within me that I can not distinguish. This is my first time attending an art show, and as I meander through the two floors, my stomach feels jittery: I don’t know the difference between oil painting and water painting; I haven’t owned colored pencils in over a decade; I nearly failed art class in third grade. But the gears of time grind away faithfully, and slowly the realization creeps on me that no one cares if I don’t know the canvas, or if I can’...
Family important to high school hall of fame inducteesFriday, October 13, 2017
Grand Island (2001).Two current football coaches — Carl Tesmer of Hastings St. Cecilia and Mark Wortman of Elkhorn — joined Miller, former Centura girls basketball coach Kathy Mettenbrink and Rick Hesse, a standout boys basketball coach at Clearwater and Valentine. Jerry Stine, who coached at Wheeler Central and Bertrand, was inducted into the Hall of Fame as a contributor and Larry Bornschlegl went in as an official.Other award winners were: Ron Gustafson Inspiration Award — Taleah Williams, Norfolk; Great Moments in Sports Award — Winnebago’s 2015 state basketball championship; Dominant Dynasties Award — Omaha Westside swimming and diving, 1964-88; Fischer Family Award — Pat & June Novacek family; Silver anniversary teams (1992-93) — St. Paul girls basketball; Lincoln Southeast football, boys and girls cross country, girls basketball, girls gymnastics, boys swimming and boys golf state title teams; Golden anniversary teams (1967-68) — Schuyler boys basketball; Scottsbluff football, boys cross country, wrestling and boys track.http://www.bing.com/news/apiclick.aspx?ref=FexRss&aid=&tid=5EBEEE495ACE4EECAC51CACE11F4B940&url=http%3a%2f%2fjournalstar.com%2fsports%2fhigh-school%2ffamily-important-to-high-school-hall-of-fame-inductees%2farticle_42c5d98e-6f54-5fc3-b5da-45e683a7eac5.html&c=5831191377736522139&mkt=en-us