Saturday, 17 April 2010

Portuguese Royal Train in the Spoorwegmuseum in Utrecht


I visited the exhibition "Royal Class,vorstelijk reizen" at the Spoorwegmuseum in Utrecht, specially to see...:-)

The Portuguese Royal Train (Royal Wagon of D. Maria Pia, Locomotive of King D. Luis I and the Prince's Wagon) :-)

From Spoorweg Museum

From Spoorweg Museum

The Royal Wagon of D. Maria Pia was given to her by her father, King Vítor Emanuel II of Italy, when she married with King Luis I of Portugal, in 1862.

From Spoorweg Museum

From Spoorweg Museum

From Spoorweg Museum

Maria Pia of Savoy (Torino,14 March 1847 - Stupinigi,Parco Reale,5 July 1911) was also known in Portugal as "angel of charity" or "mother of the poor" for her compassion and work on social causes.

From Spoorweg Museum

The locomotive D.Luiz is unique in the world and has won the golden medal in the London International Exhibition during the Industrial Revolution.

From Spoorweg Museum

King Dom Luis I (Lisbon, 31 October 1838 – 19 October 1889 in Cascais) had a calm and pacifying temperament.
He was a Consitutional Monarch model, respectful of public freedom.
During his reign, some of his acomplishments deserve special mention:
the beginning of the Lisboa and Leixões maritime port construction;
the extension of the road and railroad network;
the construction of Crystal Palace, nowadays called the Rosa Mota Pavillion;
the abolishing of the death penalty for civil crimes;
the abolishing of slavery in the Portuguese Kingdom;
the publishing of the first portuguese Civil Code.

From Spoorweg Museum

You can visit this exhibition until the 05th of September 2010.

More photos tomorrow ;-)


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning Sandra! THIS IS SPECTACULAR and such a rich part of your heritage! I have never, ever seen such a train with such beauty and character! I looks just like a Cinderella coach! SOOOOOOO ME!!!! Oh, thank you for this special treat; I NEED TO GO TO SEE YOU AND YOU CAN TAKE ME EVERYWHERE! Then, we could meet Lili and The Dutchess...Oh, I am really dreaming now!

Have a beautiful Dutch day! Anita

Presépio no Canal said...

I like the ideia ;-) very much!!

;-) let's do it, then ;-)

A beautiful day to you too ;-)

Margarida Elias said...

Gostei muito deste post. O combóio é de facto muito bonito.

Presépio no Canal said...

Para mim, foi o mais bonito da exposicao :-)
E foi o unico comboio estrangeiro que se apresentou de forma completa ;-)

Gosto design lifestyle said...

ca em casa o spoorweg museum e favorito e com o museumkaart costumamos ir umas tres vezes por ano... ja vi que brevemente nos espera outra visita! E que o meu filho mais velho quer ser machinista de comboios a vapor quando crescer! a morada de um dos jardins de que falava!

jinhos e boa semana!

Presépio no Canal said...
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Presépio no Canal said...

Eu lembro-me de ler um post sobre uma vossa ida ao Spoorwegmuseum ;-)
Achei este museu muito acolhedor ;-) Sabe bem la estar ;-)
O teu filho e giro ;-) e lindo de morrer!! a tua filha tambem ;-)
Obrigada pelo site ;-) Vou ver com atencao ;-)
Beijinhos e boa semana ;-)