Monday, May 18, 2009

TBWCYL Day 211 no thats not right...136 - Thou doth protest too much

So, for the final European vacation task, I was to go to any government run building and protest in front of it. To do this, we went to tour The Residence today which was the original home of the royal family in Germany. It is a massive complex that is now a museum and is a large tourist attraction.

Well, we went to tour the owners other castles a few days before and after touring through we found out a couple of things. King Ludwig the 2nd was deemed Mad and had to abdicate his throne. He had been engaged to a woman for 7 months before ending the engagement. He also was close with Wilhelm Richard Wagner, the famous composer, so much so that his second castle is built as a monument to Wagner and each room pays tribute to Wagner's works. So, we came up with the conclusion that Ludwig was gay.

I used the people at Wikipedia to look this up but it appears Wagner was a womanizer so either he swung both ways or Ludwig was just obsessed. Either way, I was not going to stand for his being deemed "Mad" and deposed because of it. I just couldn't handle it so I raged against the machine and showed my displeasure in front of The Residence.

I just finished reading more about it and I may have protested in vain. There is much more to the story than I thought and I think I may have been on the wrong track. Oh well, no harm in a protest that was uncalled for.

That is all,


2 Ripples in the pond:

Girl Interrupted said...

Those people in the background look most concerned.

It looks like you're an extra in Wacko's "Thriller" vid in the second pic

Trinity said...

That did come off as more MJ than Fight the Power.