Blauer Stein

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    The traces of the former French regency in the western Rhineland come alive at the obelisk "Zum Blauen Stein". The White Path leads from the highway on light gravel between white flowering hedges and tall trees in the summer to the obelisk.The obelisk erected in 1810 to survey the Rhineland reminds of several stays of the sister of Napoleon Bonaparte, Pauline princess Borghese, in the Trappist monastery Mont Sion in Bergerbusch between 1809 and 1811. Since she often liked to linger in the adjacent forest with tall beech and oak trees, he received it later the name Paulinen-Wäldchen.Playing with this memory, there are seats here reminiscent of a Récamière, on which the Italian sculptor Antonio Canova Pauline Bonaparte-Borghese has shown as Venus. The comfortable lounger without backrests was named after Juliette Récamier (1777-1849), an impressive saloon lady from the time of the French Revolution.Source: pferdelandpark2008.eu/landschaftspark/02stationen/station05_obeliskenplatz/index.html

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    • May 16, 2018

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Location: Cologne District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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