Sunday, March 30, 2008

Neuschwanstein Castle

This is Neuschwanstein Castle, located in Bavaria, Germany near the village of Fussen. The foundation stone was layed in 1869 and construction was finished in 1886, after King Ludwig II untimely death. The castle receives over 1 million visitors per year, and during the years 1984-87, when I lived in Germany, I can't begin to count how many times I visited the castle. My first visit was during the summer of 1981, when I traveled to Germany with my friend Tricia. Want a great meal in the shadow of the beautiful building? Check out The Hotel Mueller and check out the views from the Sun Terrace. It's wonderful.

My castle is about 6x4 inches, pretty small for such a grand castle. With the background, I think it will end up about 8x10 inches or so. The castle beading will be completed using all size 15 seed beads.


The Lone Beader said...

I knew it was that castle! I just couldn't spell it. LOL. Anyways, this is a tiny version, but it will be beautiful!! You are moving right along, too! Unlike my slow trolley train... LOL.

abeadlady said...

This is looking great! Don't you love 15's for detail work? My April BJP will be in 15's.

I love seeing how you get the dimension in your work.


Mary Timme said...

The 15's are working well. Nice to see. I'm using some on bear, too. such a refinement over 11's

Denise said...

Wow, it's coming along fast already! I knew what it was, just didn't remember the name of it. Is it one piece or dimension? The beadwork is coming along so fine!!
Can't wait to see more!
Cheers, Denise