#MyGrandpa , Glenn Vernice Cunningham 💪known as the "Kansas Ironman", he was an Olympic runner who overcame severe burns to both of his legs, and the death of his older brother in a school fire as a child. Physicians predicted that he would never walk again, and strongly urged for the amputation of both of his legs. However, he never gave up strenthening his painfully scarred legs, until eventually he not only walked again, but also went on to set the #WorldRecord for his time, running a 4-minute mile ! And winning 11 races straight in Europe in the 1930's! He joined the #Navy during #WWII and established new #physicaltraining programs at both the Great Lakes and San Diego training stations. ❤💪🇺🇸 Im proud to say that he was a man I will always #respect and look up to! #GlennCunningham#GlennCunninghamStory
Pictured Above in Order: Photochroms of the facade, the Hall of Singers, the Throne Hall, the Drawing Room, the Study Hall, the Dining Room, the Bedroom all ca. 1900. Finally the Grotto.
The Schloss Neuschwanstein, an elaborate castle near Füssen, Germany, was built atop a rock ledge over the Pöllat Gorge in the Bavarian Alps by order of Bavaria’s King Ludwig II also known as the mad king. Ludwig wished to emulate the castle from his childhood, and after his ascension he called his dream the “New Hohenschwangau Castle” after his birth-castle. Neuschwanstein was built on the site of two smaller, older castles, that were cleared away in 1868. The foundation stone for Neuschwanstein was laid in September 1869. Ludwig expected the entire project to be completed in three years but by 1873, only the gate building was inhabitable. The topping ceremony was held on January 29, 1880, even though the castle was still unfinished. The technical fittings were completed some four and a half years later, and the castle remained incomplete in 1886, when Ludwig died by drowning himself. He had lived there, off and on, only some six months in total. Several weeks after his passing, the unfinished castle was opened to the public as a museum. Simplified versions of the castle’s bower and square tower were not completed until 1892, and only about a dozen rooms were ever finished.
Fun Fact: It inspired Disney’s castle in the Magic Kingdom
1.The Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd class
（Орден Отечественной войны-II степени）
2.Order of the Red Star（Орден Краснoй Звезды）
3.Medal "For Valour（"Медаль «За отвагу»） 4.Medal "For Battle Merit"（Меда́ль «За боевы́е заслу́ги» ）