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Empress Elisabeth of Austria - Zandvoort, NH, NL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69
N 52° 22.495 E 004° 31.584
31U E 603907 N 5803835
Quick Description: Statue of empress Elisabeth at the sea promenade at Zandvoort.
Location: Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Date Posted: 1/4/2018 9:58:04 PM
Waymark Code: WMXF4R
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
[NL] "Elisabeth "Sissi"

Keizerin van Osterijk en van Hongarije

Zij verbleef te Zandvoort in 1884 en 1885 en schreef het volgende gedicht:

Abschied von Zandvoort
Noch einen letzten langen Blick
auf dich, geliebtes Meer!
Dann lebe wohl, so schwer's auch fällt;
Gott geb', auf Wiederskehr!

Afscheid van Zandvoort
Nog een latste blik
op jou, geliefde zee!
En dan vaarwel, hoe moeijlijk ook;
god geeve mij rentree!

Dit nieuwe in brons gegoten beeld
is vervaadige door de Zandvoortse beeldhouwster
Kitty Warnawa
onthula 10. Oktober 2009

De oorspronkelijke
is teltor gegaan door klimatologische invoeden
het wera ter gelegenheid van
700 jaar Zandvoort
gemaakt door Hans Annen
onthula on 28-8-2004

Hetplaarsing is mede mogelijk gemaakt door
Rotary Club Zandvoort"

[EN] "Elisabeth" Sissi "

Empress of Austria and of Hungary

She stayed at Zandvoort in 1884 and 1885 and wrote the following poem:

Abschied von Zandvoort
Neither einen letzten langen Blick
auf dich, geliebtes More!
Dann lebe wohl, so schwer's auch fällt;
Gott geb ', auf Wiederskehr!

Farewell to Zandvoort
Another last look
on you, beloved sea!
And then goodbye, no matter how difficult;
god me belated!

This new bronze-cast sculpture
is diluted by the Zandvoort sculptor
Kitty Warnawa
reveal 10. October 2009

The original
has been counted by climatic infusion
it was on the occasion of
700 years of Zandvoort
made by Hans Annen
reveal on 28-8-2004

The placement was made possible by
Rotary Club Zandvoort"

Source: Information plaque

"Elisabeth Amalie Eugenie, duchess in Bavaria (also called Sisi, also known as Sissi since the Ernst Marischka films, born December 24, 1837 in Munich, Kingdom of Bavaria, † September 10, 1898 in Geneva) was a princess from the ducal Nebenlinie Pfalz-Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld-Gelnhausen of the house Wittelsbach, by her marriage with her cousin Franz Joseph I from 1854 Empress of Austria and Apostolic Queen of Hungary.

When Elisabeth returned to the Viennese court after almost two years of absence, she had turned from a timid and pale young woman to a more self-confident monarch, who also made demands. During this time, the portraits of Franz Xaver Winterhalter were created. The best known is the painting from 1865, which shows Elisabeth in Hofgala with diamond stars in her hair (see picture above). She never felt well at court in Vienna and took every opportunity to avoid etiquette. The contemporary, Princess Nora Fugger, described the Empress in her biography: "The duties of representation weighed heavily on the Empress, the diamond crown pressed her head. Every sumptuous event, every court festival was an abomination to her. There was always something forced in her nature when she took part in the court festivities. [...] The Empress increasingly withdrew from society, and also from the eyes of the people."

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Monarch Ranking: Emperor / Empress

Proper Title and Name of Monarch: Elisabeth Amalie Eugenie Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary

Country or Empire of Influence: Austria and Hungary

Website for additonal information: [Web Link]

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