The display, which includes a 75-metre-long tunnel of light, is designed to emphasise the history and beauty of the royal palace and gardens.
The meetings would take place in the drawing rooms of influential people and they were places to see and be seen. Refined taste ruled and men and women of the higher classes would discuss new phenomena and trends in art.
Though lacking in overt attractions like a ‘Visit Me Old Town’, it’s got enough pleasures and treasures to make it quite special. In fact, I’ve actually started calling it The Special K.
Once cited as one of the city’s finest and earliest examples of Neo-Classical architecture, the war-ravaged ruins of Wrocław’s Hatzfeld Palace have been placed on the market.
Described as “one of the most beautiful palaces in Lower Silesia”, the Bożków Palace is surrounded by three hectares of gardens with generous terracing and a garden lodge thought to date from the turn of the 16th and 17th century.
Situated just a stone’s throw from Warsaw’s Royal Castle and Zygmunt Column, the extensive renovation of the now neglected late-baroque residences is hoped to restore more of Warsaw’s cultural heritage, 80 percent of which was wiped out during WWII.
From afar, it looks truly monumental – the kind of place in which you’d expect to find a dragon in the moat and a trapped damsel up a tower. Built using 200,000 bricks and 11,000 tons of sandstone, such was the largesse that it was only beaten for size when the Palace of Versailles was completed.
The unique work entitled 'Chopin in the salon of Prince Antoni Radziwiłł in 1829' by master painter Henryk Siemiradzki went on display on Sunday at Nieborów Palace, near Łódź.
Influenced in its style by France’s Palace of Versailles, historians have called Saski Palace “one of the greatest achievements of 18th century Polish urban planning.” A symbol of Independence, the palace was completely destroyed by occupying Germans during WWII.
The dig at an old orangery in the palace grounds in the village of Minkowskie is being carried out by the Silesian Bridge Foundation which says it has a war diary written by a Waffen SS officer at the end of the war.