Weihnachten fancies


As soon as I saw this picture of the Stadtschloss in Weimar I could imagine drawing up in a sleigh through the snow, ready for a ball. Maybe it’s time to finally read Fontane’s  After the Storm,  sometimes described as a German War and Peace, which has been on my shelf for about four years.

Gotha, Schlofl Friedenstein


Schloss Friedenstein Gotha.


On the otherwise hand, finding this lady and her coquettish bonnet and scarf on my photo roll, and then coming across this interesting article by Kathryn Hughes, has made me fancy a bit more George Eliot.

Euphemia White Van Rensselaer by George P. Healy, photo October 2016 from the Met. Schloss images via the German tourist board websites.

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