Monday, March 4, 2013

Ella's Portrait

A lovely photo of the Grand Duchess Elizabeth ("Ella") from the Royal Collection. The photo was taken in 1899, and Ella was wearing a low-cut gown and her favorite chain necklace. Isn't she stunning? :D

This particular photo reminds me of one of Heine's poems which I think perfectly describes the grand duchess:

You are so lovely as a flower
So sweet, so beautiful, and so pure;
Looking at you, and sweet sadness
Comes stealing over me.

I feel I should be folding
My hands upon your hair,
Praying that God may keep you
So pure, and beautiful and charming.

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