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Sinaia: Peles Castle & Park 8

By gss  
Gable (in Romania we use the French word "Pinion") at the upper level of the main facade, inspired from the German Renaissance and Baroque styles. I especially like the baroque volutes and sinuous and complicated contour line of the gable, and the high contrast with the metal shingles of the roof.
Conservation status is more than acceptable as the upper areas of the building are always "in the first line" to the degradation (here weathering have maximum effect). Such triangular wall,faced to the roof slope (although counter-slopes required) is usually an obstacle to water and snow and actually degrades very quickly. Here resisted quite well. Especially if we consider the mountainous climate, rich in heavy rainfall, heavy rains - about 6 months, and other months, considerable snow, plus winter frost, summer heat, and in spring and autumn, more fog and moisture. The wind is a constant presence, and the gust blows with over 100 km / h in some days.
Thank you very much for your interest and your comments on this castle. In particular I thank Ray (rayme330) for the prize given!

Tags: Castle Architecture Romania Roofing Gable Peles Sinaia

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nonur 13 18 13 Turkey
29 May 2014 12:17PM
Lovely detail, Silviu. I love architectural details. Nicely taken.
Joline Plus
15 38 59 United States
29 May 2014 12:29PM
The sinuous curves of this gable are delightful against the more restrained main roof. A delightful structure.
gss 8 1 Romania
29 May 2014 1:00PM
I wish you a beautiful day of Ascension of the Lord, to all Christians from EPZ! (In Romania it is also Remembrance Day and Aviators)
Bantu 8 7 1 India
29 May 2014 2:08PM
Lovely,you always capture superb heritage building.

29 May 2014 3:44PM
Very interesting information to accompany an equally interesting image, Silviu!

mistere Plus
8 10 4 England
29 May 2014 6:22PM
Great picture and great information Silviu, very nice work.

29 May 2014 8:31PM
Great shot, Silviu.

29 May 2014 9:04PM
Great shot Silviu. Cathy

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