Rundale Palace in Latvia (4)

As we walked across the front yard towards the palace, these were the views we saw.

The palace buildings are impressive; although I must say Europe has a lot more palaces which are much grander and more aesthetically pleasing, this is one of the well kept baroque style palace.DSC_0210A

In my future post, I will be posting some views of the interior of the palace.DSC_0207

This is how the Palace is introduced in Wikipedia:

Rundāle Palace , formerly also Ruhenthal and Ruhendahl is one of the two major baroque palaces built for the Dukes of Courland  in what is now Latvia, the other being Jelgava Palace. The palace was built in two periods, from 1736 until 1740 and from 1764 until 1768. It is situated at Pilsrundāle, 12 km west of Bauska.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Spare ( from the Atomic Bomb)

This week’s DP Photo Challenge is Spare.

This is a building spared from the destruction by the atomic bomb.

Anybody walks past it would be thrown into deep reflection of what has happened on that fateful day in 1945.DSCF0252

This building in Hiroshima was almost the only building that stood up and preserved.

Many questions were asked and still unanswered – why did the tragic war start and why such tragic measure was used to end the war?

The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind.



The Streets and Alleys of Baltic (29)

I will be doing a series on streets and alleys of the Baltic countries.

I have been to all the Baltic capitals which includes visiting of some of the UNESCO Heritage sites like Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn etc.

What I found most interesting are the alleys and the streets which all have their own characteristics.DSC_0168

I am not able to tell you exactly where those alleys and streets are; in my simple mind, they are my memorable parts of the Baltic.

I like the cobblestones, the quaint street, the colored walls on both sides of the alleys, the cafes along or encroached onto the roads, the crude masonry wall facing and last, but not the least, the friendly people.

They leave an undeletable part in my memory!