Famous Polish castles
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Ruins of the Castle in Olsztyn- By Beata Janus-Lewczyńska
Royal Castle in Warsaw- by Beata Janus-Lewczyńska
Culture Palace from Iasi, Romania- by Bogdan Dorneanu
Castles in Italy - by Cristina Ongaro
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The most important Croatian castles
- HI! THESE ARE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND MOST ATTRACTIVE CROATIAN CASTLES, MOSTLY PLACED IN THE NORTHERN PART OF CROATIA: TODAY THEY ARE VISITED BY HUNDREDS OF TOURISTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD. Thank you! Ksenija
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All four presentations by Diana Tabara
More Peles Castle images on Panoramio.
And now info from wikipedia:
Inaugurated in 1883, Peleş Castle is not only a pleasant place during summer time; it has been conceived to be also a national monument, meant to keep the trophies of the Plevna victory, which explains the simple but majestic style. The castle's courtyard - Bramantes type - with a fountain in the middle, in the most accurate Renaissance style, pleasantly surprises the visitor. The courtyard has a merry decoration, made out of plants and flowers; all round, the building's facades are animated by elegant drawings. The interior of the castle is a true wonder, due to the beauty and richness of the sculpted wood and the stained glass windows. As you get in the vestibule, you are on the Honor Staircase, in front of the most important rulers of old Romania: Holy Stephen the Great, and Michael the Brave. In a proud attitude, wearing whether a fur cap or with the gold crown on their heads, they impress through the brilliant dressing, in which the white of ermine blends with the emerald green or the red of the large mantle. On the right and on left side of the two rulers, as servant knights, four shield bearers carry the Romanian Provinces escutcheons. Inside the Queen's library, over the groups of children symbolizing poetry and science, there is the image of Ulfilas (311-383 a.d.) a Goth religious ruler, from the northern side of Danube River, translating the Bible in their language and bringing his contribution in spreading Christianity, a Christian apostle of the Romans, and the image of Dante Alighieri, the creator of western poetry. Passing the library and getting into the dormitory, we will meet the image of Genies and Allegories of Painting and Music, as well as a series of legendary themes. Inside the apartments reserved for the honor guests, a number of coat-of-arms were shining through their heraldic abundance, speaking about the ancestors of the Royal Family. But among all, the glass paintings from the Peleş Castle are, beyond any doubt, the most profound and shining. Here, the subjects are taken out of Alecsandri's poetry.