A ship trip to Lionheart`s lament

23 Jul

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My dear fellow Flynn fans,

I went on a cruise on the beautiful blue Danube River from Vienna up to Dürnstein, where King Richard unwillingly had to spend his winter holiday of 1193.

Here is the prelude to “The adventures of Robin Hood”:…

All I can say is that there are worse places to be stuck and  I wonder if that high ransom  indeed was a hefty unpaid wine bill.


— shangheinz


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  1. Gentleman Tim

    July 23, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Thanks for that awesome post, lowenheinz, aka dayshipper. I heard through the grapevine that that wine bill came to about 30 tons of silver & gold – with all but a sliver for Leopold. I’m not sure how many Euros that comes to, but today Ricky L. could pay the Austries in his own commemorative coins:


    Is that your ship cruising into town, dayshipper?


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    • shangheinz

      July 23, 2014 at 8:20 pm

      Dear untamable Tim,
      if I had been born much sooner,
      I would have set foot on a schooner.
      Instead, and I quote,
      “I was travelling by steamboat”.
      Now tell me does a steamer,
      makes one a daydreamer?

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      • Gentleman Tim

        July 24, 2014 at 5:53 pm

        You’re a poet, adventurer & a scholar, rhymeheinz. Flynn would be proud.

        BTW, any word on the Danube (or the YouTube) whether what the real story was on Blondel, Coeur de Lione’s crusading troubadour. Was he portrayed in the ’39 film? Any relation to Errol’s buddy Joan?


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        • shangheinz

          July 27, 2014 at 10:33 am

          Dear Thaim, I will follow up that loose end once I am back from the land of high tide, named Thailand. Tc!

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  2. zacal

    July 24, 2014 at 2:51 am

    Now THAT is a committed Flynn fan. Thanks for the insight, Shangheinz!!

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    • shangheinz

      July 27, 2014 at 10:26 am

      Dear Zaca with a capitol L (Lady or Lord) attached, it is my pleasure to serve you stories concerning our Hollywood Hero. I am glad you like this one. There are many more to come. Enjoy!

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  3. twinarchers

    September 28, 2015 at 9:13 pm