Peacock Pavilions My dear friend Melanie Royals is in Marrakech for her annual decorative painting retreat at Peacock Pavilions with a group of very talented painters. This time, we've collaborated on something very special.
Sketch for Falkenstein Castle by Christian Jank, 1883. Falkenstein was the last project of King Ludwig of Bavaria - the ruins of a medieval castle, west of Neuschwanstein and perched a thousand feet higher on an even more spectacular mountain crag, that he planned to rebuild in mock-Gothic splendour. Though the royal purse was almost empty, the King vexed a succession of Court Architects by rejecting any attempt at practicality or economizing. The last men on the job pleased him