Saturday, November 23, 2013

CRIMEA ~Vorontsov Palace~

Great second card showing the majestic Northern facade of the palace... The stone used was mined locally as part of an effort to blend the building with its mountainous surroundings in the style of a medieval English castle... Thanks a lot Alex for another view of this unique building!!

With nice tiny stamp!!

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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