Neuschwanstein Castle Germany - What Would King Ludwig Have Thought?
|Assassination of Lincoln|
|Assassination of Garfield|
|Assassination of McKinley|
|John F Kennedy motorcade in Dallas|
Although it was Reagan (1980) who finally reversed this grim trend, even he was lucky to survive a 1981 assassination attempt. So let me contrast that with something much more agreeable that always occurs in a year with a zero at its end.
Map showing location of Oberammergau, Germany
Painted buildings in Oberammergau
Linderhof Palace in Bavaria
Linderhof Palace is even closer to Oberammergau. Ludwig modeled it after the Palace of Versailles, even though it is much smaller. Under the building is a grotto illuminated by changing colors through which Ludwig liked to be rowed, while listening to the music of his favorite composer - Wagner.
Disney World is full of crowds and of long lines of vacationers patiently awaiting admission to the various attractions. As I stood in the hot Florida sunshine with excited crowds swarming past me, I asked myself what King Ludwig would have thought of all this?
This piece, written by Bob, was originally posted on our website on November 2, 2008.