Peleș Castle- first part

Tonight, I will take you for a walk. This time we will go in a mountain city, in Sinaia. Once we arrive I will take you to see a beautiful castle where we had kings and queens.

The castle was built between 1873-1914 by king Carol I. It is in Neo-Renaissance  style and it was the royal summer residence.The architects that constructed the castle were Wilhelm von Doderer, Johannes Schultz, Émile André Lecomte du Noüy Karel Liman  Jean Ernest.

During the winter, when it was not used as a residence by the royal family, it was possible to visit the castle

Now, the castle is a museum so we can enjoy the view. First we will go into the garden of the castle where we will see some beautiful statues and some little waterfalls.

 

Uphill we will find the castle, here you can see some parts of the castle walls.

Now let’s go inside. Unfortunately I don’t have as many pictures as I would like to, but just to make an idea how beautiful is inside.

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The museums hosts a few collections. They include clocks, weapons and armors, plastic art, silver and base metal, musical instruments, ceramics.

We will see the clock collection today because I love clocks. Next time I will show you other collections. This collection has different models from pendulum clocks, wall clocks, console clocks, fireplace clocks and also some alarm clocks and pocket watches. They are from XVIII to XX century but most of them are from the end of XIX century. The clocks belong to the German and Italian renaissance, German baroque, rococo, neoclassicism, empire and also art-nouveau. I will let you enjoy the pictures

foto-10-site-196x300Table clock, French workshop, ormolu, end of XIX century

foto1site-300x296Console clock Samuel Marti, Paris, ormolu, marble, after 1900

foto-2-site-300x213Fireplace garnish, ceramic workshop, polychrome  tile, brass, 1868

foto-3-site-210x300Pocket watch, belonged to king Carol I, watchmaker Philippe Patek, Geneva, gold, diamond, rubies, leather, velvet, silk, 1881

foto-8-site-300x220Garnish fireplace, Paris, porcelain, ormolu, colloidal gold, XIX century

foto-7-site-194x300Table clock , Western workshop, ormolu, argonite, end of XIX century

foto-5-site-164x300The wall pendulum German workshop carved walnut, end of XIX century.

I hope you  enjoyed it, there is much more to see and enjoy. 🙂 For more information and pictures you can visit the castle website:http://peles.ro/

Interior pictures source:http://peles.ro/, http://www.identitatea.ro, https://www.stejarmasiv.ro

 
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