joi, 17 decembrie 2009
sâmbătă, 29 august 2009
Considered by many one of the most beautiful castles in all Europe, Peleş Castle is a masterpiece of German new-Renaissance architecture. Commissioned by King Carol I in 1873, Peleş' interiors are an opulent display of elegant design and historical artifact. Its 160 rooms are adorned with the finest examples of European art, Murano crystal chandeliers, German stained-glass windows, walls covered with Cordoba leather, Meissen and Sevres porcelains, ebony and ivory sculptures. The town of Sinaia (elevation: 2,500 ft.), home to the Peleş and Pelişor castles, is nestled at the foot of the Bucegi Mountains, in the Prahova Valley.
Pelişor's 70 rooms feature a unique collection of turn-of-the century Viennese furniture and Tiffany and Lalique glassware.