Rundale Palace in Latvia (7)


In fact, I was most impressed by what I have seen inside the palace – the paintings and the furniture.

It features how the royal family has lived.DSC_0229

Here are a couple of photos showing the rooms within the palace.DSC_0225

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: Selfie

The Weekly Photo Challenge for this week is “Selfie“.

It would be rather difficult to find an image taken of myself.DSCF6448

I was trying to take a photo of the mahogany antique furniture inside a mansion along the shore of West Lake, China.

The room has stained glass window; the chairs have upstands with circular white marble inset.

The place was dark and I have to resort to using a flash.

You can find me in the reflection from the glass of the antique cabinet!