(I don't think she minded all that much).
The chandelier is made from solid gold, diamonds and emeralds (yes, real ones).
The castle belongs to The Museum of Science and Industry.
They are aware of how wonderful and how valuable the castle is so they keep the lights around it dim for protection. The castle is wired and has working lights. The lighting makes it all feel even more magical, it also makes it more difficult to photograph.
This picture shows the princes's bathroom. How is that for posh?
See the silver chair, the back was made from one of Colleen Moore's earrings.
I did not have a camera with me on that first trip, so I bought a copy of the Museum's guide book for the castle. It seemed extravegent at the time, but I still have it. I used it to refresh my memory on some of the details.
I have always wanted to go back.
Nearly three decades later, my Sweet Husband, took me.
It is still there, it is still amazing, and I am a very lucky girl.
If you are interested, the museum's web site has more great pictures and information.
You can see them at
The castle is not the only reason I wanted to go back to Chicago,
stay tuned for further episodes.....