Some history of Empress Sissy.
On 24 April 1854, aged 16, Sissy married Franz Joseph. She became Empress of Austria or Empress Sissy. Harassed by her mother-in-law. Who took away her two children and even named them!
Return to Vienna
Tuberculosis was diagnosed in 1859. Empress Sissy was sent to Madeira on board the British Queen Victoria’s yacht. Although cured, Sissy wanted to return to Vienna. But her mother-in-law still reigned supreme, immediately led to a relapse. Which I totally get!
Empress Sissy gave Ultimatum.
Sissy gave an ultimatum to her husband, way to go Sissy! She would be entirely responsible for all decisions concerning herself and her children. Franz Joseph agreed –YES– and the mother-in-law’s power began to wane. Empress Sissy then entered upon a splendid period during which her beauty, intelligence, simplicity and kindness everybody charmed. Well-known by everybody who came in contact with her.
After 1870 Empress Sissy largely withdrew from public life. She became an very good and daring horsewoman. Spending her winters fox-hunting in England and Ireland.
Sissy spoke several languages, among them German, French, English, Greek and Hungarian.
Sissy was obsessed.
Did you know she was obsessed
with her physical appearance, particularly in maintaining a perfect figure. In the royal apartments she even had her own work-out room. Some say empress Sissy had anorexia. I didn’t know.
Her beauty and elegance was more known. Throughout her life her husband remained completely devoted to her.
My Castle experience.
I absolutely loved every single room of this castle, all these paintings on the ceilings and walls, I imagined how Sissy would have walked through this rooms and on the stairs .. A must-visit for everyone I would say!
I’m in love with this colour, can I have this one please!
What do you mean it’s hot?
drop it like it’s hot
In love with my beautiful tattoos from Think Imaginary
You see Albania on the left and Greece on the right -and maybe a piece of Italy too, but I’m not sure-
This apple pie was like heaven, só good and só big… but it was instead of a lunch, so totally allowed.
I called it a treatmeal 😉