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Old 02-24-2006, 12:49 PM   #41
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A Fairy Tale from the Brothers Grimm. Wilhelm & Jacob Grimm

This Art sits in a Town called Hanau, Germany I Beleive.
e remember Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm for something they hadn't planned on becoming: storytellers for children. The Brothers Grimm saw themselves as scholars and patriots bent on preserving their Germanic culture as Napoleon strode across Europe.

1785
Jacob Grimm is born in Hanau, a market town in one of the small polities that made up what is now Germany.

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Wilhelm (seated)
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1786
Wilhelm Grimm is born, also in Hanau.

1796
The Grimms' father dies, leaving the family in financial distress. An aunt pays for Jacob and Wilhelm to attend a prestigious school in Kassel.

1802
Jacob graduates and moves to Marburg to study law.

1803
Wilhelm graduates and joins Jacob in Marburg.

1806
Jacob drops out of law school, moves back to Kassel, and becomes a civil servant to support the family. To help a writer friend, who hopes to publish a folklore collection, Jacob and Wilhelm begin gathering tales in their spare time.

1807
France invades Kassel.

1808
Wilhelm undergoes treatment for heart troubles.

1812
Impatient with their sluggish friend, the Brothers Grimm, as they style themselves, publish Children's and Household Tales.

1813
France is rousted from central Europe by nations opposing Napolean. Jacob becomes a diplomat, Wilhelm a secretary to the royal librarian in Kassel.

1819
The Grimms publish the second edition of their Tales. Wilhelm emerges as keeper of the stories, while Jacob turns to other scholarly pursuits.

1825
The Grimms' Small Edition (50 tales with illustrations by a third brother, Ludwig) achieves mild commercial success. Wilhelm marries Dortchen Wild. They eventually have three sons.

1829
After Jacob is passed over for a position at the library in Kassel, the Grimms move to Göttingen, where both brothers become librarian-professors.

1837
After refusing to swear allegiance to the king of Hanover, whom they consider despotic, the Grimms lose their jobs and return to Kassel.

1841
The Grimms move to Berlin and resume teaching.

1848
Jacob publishes The History of the German Language, then retires.

1852
Wilhelm retires. Both brothers devote their remaining years to compiling a German dictionary.

1857
The Grimms publish the final edition of their fairy-tale collection.

1859
Wilhelm dies. Jacob eulogizes him as the "fairy-tale brother."

1863
Jacob dies. By the time of their deaths the Brothers Grimm have won respect as leading scholars.
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No we're not Ishbel, Trust Us !!!
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I saw him dance a few times! But my all-time favourite was Nureyev. I love the ballet.
I like Nureyev too, but Barishnikov sure has the legs I love watching him jump. He makes it look effortless but powerful.

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Would you like a hint?
It's not in the USA
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all of these have been far too easy. that's kilimanjaro.

give me a few minutes for a good pic. unfortunately, i have to work.
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all of these have been far too easy. that's kilimanjaro.

give me a few minutes for a good pic. unfortunately, i have to work.
You are too smart for us bucky. I have a hard time thinking of something good.
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Nope, I'm sure you're all far too smart to let me do that!
But if you win, you're next in line to post a pic! And now Bucky has let WORK get in the way ....
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What town is this Building from ?
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Was going to say Cedar Rapids but it's Eldon, Iowa.

Saw this when I was young at the Cedar Rapids Art Center, where they still have many original Grant Woods. I saw it a few weeks ago at the Art Institute of Chicago, where it lives now.
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maidrite, that's from i-o-waaaaaa. (american gothic)

here's one:

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darn, i knew i shoulda put some peanut butter and seeds on it, just so the canadians wouldn't recognize it.

a pine cone it is.
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Whoops! Sorry I forgot to post something before I went grocery shopping. Here's an easy one. Hmmmm...won't let me post it. Give me a minute

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My shoulder after wiping out on my bike at Panorama?
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EWWWWWWWWWWWW! Gross Ken! (Your shoulder was waaay ickier)
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