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The White Fiddle

Ask me anything   A violinist, a bibliophile, a cowgirl and a Bakerella wannabe rolled into one.

everythingroyalty:

Get to Know Me Meme || (1/5) favourite royal palaces: Château de Versailles (France)

Château de Versailles is a palace located in the city of Versailles. It was the home for the royal family of France from 1682 to 1789.

The Baroque style of architecture characteristic of Versailles Palace impresses people by its luxury, with colossal murals, rows of monumental statues, and an immense collection of fine furniture inside the palace. The stunning geometric design of the garden and the great fountain outside in the yard. The scale and style of the place shows the world without doubt about the power, the glory, and the wealth of the French monarchy in that period of French history. Mark Twain said of it, “You gaze, and stare, and try to understand that it is real, that it is on the earth, that it is not the Garden of Eden…” (x)

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enchantedengland:

   Amberley Castle, West Sussex, England. (my photo)
   Originally a twelfth century manor house, it is now a hotel with medieval archways and courtyards and trellises and such and it simply bubbles over with otherworldliness. If is effervescent. It is phosphorescent. It glows with fantasy. My BFF and I stayed here two nights and it was beyond fabulous. Beyond the castle walls (it is walled, and there is a portcullis that closes at midnight) is the tumblry-twee village of Amberley with its ridiculously adorable cottages.

enchantedengland:

   Amberley Castle, West Sussex, England. (my photo)

   Originally a twelfth century manor house, it is now a hotel with medieval archways and courtyards and trellises and such and it simply bubbles over with otherworldliness. If is effervescent. It is phosphorescent. It glows with fantasy. My BFF and I stayed here two nights and it was beyond fabulous. Beyond the castle walls (it is walled, and there is a portcullis that closes at midnight) is the tumblry-twee village of Amberley with its ridiculously adorable cottages.

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bluepueblo:

Sunset Castle, Pieskowa Skała, Poland
photo by pawel

bluepueblo:

Sunset Castle, Pieskowa Skała, Poland

photo by pawel

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lost-in-centuries-long-gone:

Derbyshire from above - Riber castle by Fredspickchers on Flickr.
Riber castle, built as a folly by local businessman John Smedley in 1862, he died before it’s completion, although his wife lived in it until her death.It has been a boys school, an MOD storage depot, and was a wildlife park until it was recently sold for develpment.

lost-in-centuries-long-gone:

Derbyshire from above - Riber castle by Fredspickchers on Flickr.

Riber castle, built as a folly by local businessman John Smedley in 1862, he died before it’s completion, although his wife lived in it until her death.It has been a boys school, an MOD storage depot, and was a wildlife park until it was recently sold for develpment.

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— 3 months ago with 69 notes
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