In this post, I already told you that last Saturday afternoon, O.K. and I had the first proper ice creams of this season, and went to the palace grounds for a very quick look around before heading back home to complete the preparations for my party in the evening. I promised to show you many more pictures than the last one in that post with the beautiful tulips.
Here they are - all taken by O.K. (and I have his kind permission to show them here).
This is a monument to one of King Friedrich's favourite dogs. It may never win a beauty contest, but I am sure it was a very good dog for it to have been the King's favourite. Whenever we visit the palace grounds, we have to say hello to the dog, and he always has some flowers, pebbles or a stick to play with, probably placed there by someone who is as fond of him as we are.
Leda and the swan. This is a story from Greek mythology, I think. Look her up on wikipedia, if you like.
A last postcard-like view of the palace before we leave the grounds and walk home:
Back home now in my kitchen, getting things ready for the party: