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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.

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I was wondering whether these two pictures are more suited to this week’s DP Photo Challenge on the theme of Pure.

As I entered into the palace, some of the figures on the ceiling attracted my attention.DSC_0219A

They all show babies in their pure form.

I am not sure of the stories behind these figures, maybe, some of the readers can advise.

As a matter of fact, these pictures were quite difficult to be taken as the whole thing was in off white color.DSC_0218A

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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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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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.

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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.