The Death of King Ludwig II

Ludwig II of Bavaria died under mysterious circumstances 125 years ago. The death was ruled a suicide, but many don't buy that explanation.
Today, Ludwig remains famous for the castles he built and attempted to build, most notably Neuschwanstein Castle, perched high in the Alpine foothills. The king was a romantic, a friend and suporter of composer Richard Wagner, and he hired theatrical set designers rather than architects to design his castles. More absorbed in his personal world than state affairs, Ludwig spent most of his time on his own projects -- emptying his personal coffers -- and left his ministers frustrated by his inattention.

What is left is a mystery -and those castles! The Atlantic has a collection of 30 photographs of the king's life and those gorgeous palaces that still grace the region. Link -via TYWKIWDBI

(Image credit: AP/Christof Stache)

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Does anyone who is not a history buff recognize it. Look closely. Now imagine it in pastel pink and blue.

That's right. Sleeping Beauty's castle in Disneyland.
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