Rome. Not all costume dramas have corsets and afternoon tea. HBO's Rome is a very gritty, violent, sexy tale about two roman soldiers wending their way through turbulent times and roman politics. A must see for any period drama fan.
Sisi as a young woman with her hair down, unique for her time. This portrait stood in Franz Joseph study room. Painted by Franz Xaver Winterhalter. Elisabeth of Austria (due to the movie also known now as Sissi, 1837-1898)