Symmetry & Fashion

When in chaos, create your Symmetry. My thoughts in the city of Ludwigsburg exactly, where I visited the castle and the fashion museum inside.

Day trips

Only a train away from Stuttgart are cities as Ludwigsburg, Freiburg, Baden Baden, Tübingen or Heidelberg.

I visited finally Schloss Ludwigsburg, and found out interesting things about the history of Württemberg, the southern region of Germany.

Is a history filled with dukes, royalties and symmetry.

Dukes and kings

Two dukes and one King used to live in this castle and each of them builded a part of it. And because they lived in different centuries, each part of the castle is different – one is in Barock, one in Rococo and one in a classical style.

The first duke was Ludwig, and that’s how the little city got its name. He wanted to have a second home to be away from his wife, because real life is not like in fairytales ;).

Symmetry

In the 17th century, the style in architecture was Barock. And Barock was defined by Symmetry.

During the castle tour guide I started thinking about the importance of symmetry in my life and also about assymmetry.

This is how my mind works!

Symmetry is the opposite of chaos and is not boring. It means rituals, habits, patterns and repetitions. As long as all are healthy ones, they bring quality to life.

Fashion

Fashion Museum deserves a special post. Is one of the 4 museums located inside the castle. Committed maybe a felony, but really wanted to have this picture:

Looking at some of the pieces from previous century, I realized clothes were heavier and life was harder for women back then.

Even though they were wearing soft materials as silk and kashmir, life was not soft. In Europe we still face dificulties, as all humans actually, but we don’t realize how much harder existence used to be for our mother and grandmothers.

Castels castels castels

The region of Stuttgart has many castles, palaces and fortreses, which is usual for a big German city with a royal history.

So in the city center we have the New Castle (Neues Schloss) and the Old Castle (Altes Schloss), than Ludwigsburg Palace, Hohenheim Palace, Solitude, the Burial chapel Wuerttemberg in the vineyards, and of course the ones in Ludwigsburg. And probably even more than I don’t know about yet.

 

Solitude Castle

When in chaos, create your Symmetry

 

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