Rundale Palace in Latvia (5)

Once you stepped inside the palace, you feel the grandness of the place.

I particularly like the chandeliers in the palace.DSC_0212

Both pictures focused on the chandeliers, but the ceilings in the background is just like some of the most beautiful ceilings of palaces in Europe.

The ceiling on the second picture is less colorful but still interesting. DSC_0217A

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.

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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.DSC_0209

The entrance was surprising grand.

There were a couple of lions perching on the stone columns that form part of the grand entrance.

The entrance looks majestic and photogenic.Baltic Capitals  15-Aug-09 044

To start this series, here are a couple of photos taken at the gate.

Will show more photos of the interior in due course.

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This is a view through the palace window.

You don’t see it when you are down at the palace garden as you are on the same level.

You can only appreciate the beauty of the overall garden from a higher altitude.DSC_0233

It looks like the Versailles garden, doesn’t it?

While appreciating the treasures inside the palace, I found one window which was opened to this great view.

Please enjoy 🙂

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If you are interested in the Lion and the architecture around it, you may be interested in my next series on Rundale Palace.

There are several lion statutes on top of the building and columns of this palace in Latvia.DSC_0206

This lion looks a bit intimidating but at the same time interesting.

The real treasures are inside the palace!

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!

The Streets and Alleys of Baltic (23)

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_0016

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!

The Streets and Alleys of Baltic (22)

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_0160

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!