Photographer's Note

A wider angled view of Peles Castle at Sinaia. It was built between 1873 & 1914.

From Wikipedia: 'Queen Elisabeth of the Romanians, during the construction phase, wrote in her journal':

"Italians were masons, Romanians were building terraces, the Gypsies were coolies. Albanians and Greeks worked in stone, Germans and Hungarians were carpenters. Turks were burning brick. Engineers were Polish and the stone carvers were Czech. The Frenchmen were drawing, the Englishmen were measuring, and so was then when you could see hundreds of national costumes and fourteen languages in which they spoke, sang, cursed and quarreled in all dialects and tones, a joyful mix of men, horses, cart oxen and domestic buffaloes."


The interior is lavishly decorated but expensive to tour (60 Ron not including the 2nd floor).

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