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Gasparini room - the Royal Palace of Madrid Charles III used this room for both receiving guests and as a dressing room. The amount of work required to complete this room was so enormous it was not done until 14 years after Charles III's death.  Decorated in the Baroque style, the room's walls are covered in silk with gold and silver embroidery. http://icollectcastles.com/post/86904470073/spanish-art-and-decadence-the-royal-palace-of-madrid

Gasparini room - the Royal Palace of Madrid Charles III used this room for both receiving guests and as a dressing room. The amount of work required to complete this room was so enormous it was not done until 14 years after Charles III's death. Decorated in the Baroque style, the room's walls are covered in silk with gold and silver embroidery. http://icollectcastles.com/post/86904470073/spanish-art-and-decadence-the-royal-palace-of-madrid

Spanish art and decadence - the Royal Palace of Madrid http://icollectcastles.com/post/86904470073/spanish-art-and-decadence-the-royal-palace-of-madrid

Spanish art and decadence - the Royal Palace of Madrid http://icollectcastles.com/post/86904470073/spanish-art-and-decadence-the-royal-palace-of-madrid

Slottet - the Oslo Royal Palace and the true meaning of waterproof

Slottet - the Oslo Royal Palace and the true meaning of waterproof

Creation of Adam by Michelangelo, Sistine Chapel - Vatican Museum, Italy

Creation of Adam by Michelangelo, Sistine Chapel - Vatican Museum, Italy

The most famous staircase, at the entrance to the Vatican Museums, Italy

The most famous staircase, at the entrance to the Vatican Museums, Italy

Schönbrunn and the fascinating world of Habsburgs: As a proud fan of chic and stylish women in history, I was of course fascinated with visiting Sissi’s (Empress Elisabeth of Austria, wife of Franz Joseph I) temple of beauty and despair. I say despair because visiting her apartments gives a chance to visualize the beauty rituals she was rigorously practicing, but also the places where she lived tragic moments of her turbulent empress life.

Schönbrunn and the fascinating world of Habsburgs: As a proud fan of chic and stylish women in history, I was of course fascinated with visiting Sissi’s (Empress Elisabeth of Austria, wife of Franz Joseph I) temple of beauty and despair. I say despair because visiting her apartments gives a chance to visualize the beauty rituals she was rigorously practicing, but also the places where she lived tragic moments of her turbulent empress life.

Schönbrunn and the fascinating world of Habsburgs - Vienna, Austria

Schönbrunn and the fascinating world of Habsburgs - Vienna, Austria

Schönbrunn and the fascinating world of Habsburgs - Vienna, Austria

Schönbrunn and the fascinating world of Habsburgs - Vienna, Austria

Peles Castle: the Royal Romanian dream summer house.  The castle - actually a palace consistently referred to as a castle - was the summer residence of the Romanian Royal House, the Romanian branch of the House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen that ruled the country between 1866 and 1947.

Peles Castle: the Royal Romanian dream summer house. The castle - actually a palace consistently referred to as a castle - was the summer residence of the Romanian Royal House, the Romanian branch of the House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen that ruled the country between 1866 and 1947.

Jungfraujoch Top of Europe & Top of Thun: a story on how to get gobsmacked  - The Thun Castle, Switzerland

Jungfraujoch Top of Europe & Top of Thun: a story on how to get gobsmacked - The Thun Castle, Switzerland