August 26, 2010

Romanov Connection to the Romanian Royal Family.


I was wondering how many Romanov connection there were to Queen Marie of Romania. It turns out there are a few.


Her mother was a Grand Duchess of Russia before her marriage to a British Prince.


Her grandfather was Tsar of Russia. As was her great-grandfather and his father (tsar Paul I) so she came from a long line of royalty.


Then I began to look farther, as the Romanovs have a long connection to another Royal house, that of her husband Ferdinand, the House of Hohenzollern. With that comes the House of Hesse-Darmstadt ( which later become Hesse and by Rhine)


Still I am wondering how many connections there are to The Romanian Royal House to the Romanovs now.



August 21, 2010

Dracula or Maria?


A Bit of a quiz here, and a photo to help:


Two Queens once had a conversation, between them one had received as a gift a castle and the other was exile, they were cousins, and one asked why at her age would she want to fix up some thing like this castle?


The answer... well why not?


So who had the castle, and what was this castle famous for?


August 15, 2010

Remind Me Now.. Where is Transylvania?

I work hard in libraries, to much for my own good, but I got a great one: I asked for books on Transylvania to a librarian whom i know well, and the librarian looked at me, smiled a bit, and then asked:

"Remind me now... where is Transylvania?"

I laughed.

She knows me, and knows what, where and when, I need things. So...

Remind me now... after all this time... where is transylvania?

August 5, 2010

Two Things...

One I haven't forgotten about you.

Two, I am busy writing my book about Transylvania.

It is a long process... much longer than i thought, but I'm almost there...