I came across this truly fascinating woman via Miss Moss, and it was such a treat to read an article about a 100 year old woman who, as a child, lived in an Austrian castle and did not “grow up to become a cauliflower”. Instead, she studied art in a time of war, sheltered Nazi criticisers and Jews in her apartment during WWII, defied the Nazi regime and lived in a monastery with her husband on a Greek Island. She still lives in this apartment today, formerly called the Fortress of Pilgrims, when sheltering refugees.
I love her animated face in the photos as she recounts her vividly intriguing life. Pull up a chair and make a cuppa – you must read the full article.