Langenburg castle - it actually
looks like a fortress - is in the center of my box of Wibele,
a kind of cookie made only in the little town at the foot of the castle.
Queen Victoria liked to give boxes of it as Christmas presents. The cookie
has a nice vanilla taste.
Langenburg is an hour or two east of Stuttgart, and has
been one of seven castles in the Hohenlohe family - this area of Germany
is called the Hohenlohe - since the twelfth century. Prince Friedrich of
Hohenlohe-Waldenburg, the cousin of the resident princess, has been a painting
companion of my brother George - the prince lives in Castle Waldenburg,
up the road a piece - and they have had two-man exhibits, one in New York.
Prince Friedrich has a sure, loose style, to me reminiscent of Cézanne,
especially in the colors.
My brother (art Web
site) has been a painter, graphic designer and cartoonist for many years
in St Andrews, Scotland, and Gnadental ("Valley of Grace"), where
his wife was born, near Schwäbisch Hall, Germany. He has a studio in
Schwäbisch Hall - "Hall" is related to "halide,"
salt - was wealthy and famous in the middle ages for its salt extraction,
and was a Reichsstadt, a free city, answerable only to the Holy Roman Emperor
because of its wealth. Smart guy.
Go to a separate
Web site of much more of Harry Finley's art.
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