Tuesday, October 15, 2013

CRIMEA ~Vorontsov Palace~

This great postcard shows the imposing Moorish southern entrance facade with elements of Islamic architecture and lions... Thanks a lot Alexey of thinking of me during your travel!!

With two sweet UNICEF stamps:
Through the Eyes of Children
(Issued 02.06.2013) and
Famous religious people
350 Years - Ivano-Frankivsk Stanislaviv
(Issued 07-05-2012)

The Vorontsov Palace is a historic palace situated at the foot of the Crimean Mountains, southern Ukraine.

This Palace is one of the oldest and largest residential palaces in all of Crimea, and is one of the most popular tourist attractions on Crimea's southern coast, built over a 20 year period from 1828-1848. Several architectural styles are nicely blended together to create the overall effect, it united Gothic and Arabic architecture.

Churchill slept here during the Yalta conference in 1945.

Crimea is known  as the Autonomous Republic of Crimea,surrounded by the Black Sea. It has its own parliament and capital, Simferopol, but is governed by the Constitution of Crimea in accordance with the laws of Ukraine.

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