Thursday, August 30, 2012

Runapils, Latvia

Spent a couple hours at this exquisite (a term I do not use frivolously) restored country palace. Originally built by the Russian Empress Anna for her lover the Duke, it was converted by the Russians to a school and a warehouse! Only in the 1970s was an effort begun to return it to its glory.
The main gate

A humble boudoir; those are tiled stoves - heaters - at the side


The master bath


Entrance to the parade ground

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