Sunday, 7 August 2016
Nicholas II’s Curiosity Touring through Different Homes (1)
During the Imperial Family’s visit to Friedberg in 1910, Nicholas II had many opportunities to visit the homes of others in the surrounding area.
Hohensolms Castle in Solms is to the west of Geissen (photo below) although I am not certain if this ruin is the former castle Nicholas saw in 1910.
snooping curiosity on
the Winter Palace.
He wrote on September 2nd, 1910 “… We went … to Lich – Onor’s hometown [wife of Grand Duke Ernest]. At the castle we met her brother … We looked over the lower floor …”On September 19th, 1910 he wrote “… to Hohensolms. We had lunch at the owner’s castle, Onor’s brother. We looked over the interior of this old castle, in which there were many old objects …"
Lich Castle is to the south of Geissen in Hesse (photo below).
Of course now I would love to visit Lich and Solms and to find out about their archives.Thank goodness for the Emperor’s curiosity. I feel it validates my own