Tonight, I will take you for a walk. This time we will go to a mountain city, in Sinaia. Once we arrive, I will take you to see a beautiful castle where used to live 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 visit. First, we will go into the palace’s garden to see some beautiful statues and some small 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 illustrate how beautiful it is inside.
The museum hosts a few collections. They include clocks, weapons, 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 some alarm clocks and pocket watches. They are from the XVIII to XX century, but most are from the end of the XIX century. The clocks belong to the German and Italian renaissance, German baroque, rococo, neoclassicism, empire, and art-nouveau. I will let you enjoy the pictures.
Table clock, French workshop, ormolu, end of XIX century.
Console clock Samuel Marti, Paris, ormolu, marble, after 1900
Fireplace garnish, ceramic workshop, polychrome tile, brass, 1868
The pocket watch belonged to King Carol I, watchmaker Philippe Patek, Geneva, gold, diamond, rubies, leather, velvet, silk, 1881
Garnish fireplace, Paris, porcelain, ormolu, colloidal gold, XIX century
Table clock, Western workshop, ormolu, aragonite, end of XIX century
The 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/