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Title: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: Duchess Georgiana on March 20, 2011, 09:46:47 pm
As a history buff, I am a fan of 'Great Castles of Europe' series. I first watched it on the Discovery Civilization channel and was delighted to find out that some episodes are now on YouTube.

Here is Neuschwanstein Castle, in the Bavarian Alps of Germany (it inspired the one in 'Cinderella'):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_uFzANW2Xo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_uFzANW2Xo)

I've visited the place twice. If you ever go to Germany, I highly recommend it.


Title: Re: Great Castles of Europe series on YouTube
Post by: Grace on March 26, 2011, 06:19:07 pm
I love this castle. :thankyou:


Title: Beautiful Royal Places
Post by: Alexandrine on April 13, 2012, 06:43:06 pm
Visit To The Greenhouses Of The Belgian Royal Palace

http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/Search/Search.aspx?EventId=142926999&EditorialProduct=Royalty

so pretty  :flirt:


Title: Re: Beautiful Royal Places
Post by: YooperModerator on April 13, 2012, 08:10:48 pm
To my shame I have to admit I haven't seen them yet (botanical garden is not my thing really), but they sure look amazing :sigh:


Title: Secrets of the Manor House
Post by: rogue on April 14, 2012, 03:41:48 pm
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Exactly 100 years ago, the world of the British manor house was at its height. It was a life of luxury and indolence for a wealthy few supported by the labor of hundreds of servants toiling ceaselessly "below stairs" to make the lives of their lords and ladies run as smoothly as possible. It is a world that has provided a majestic backdrop to a range of movies and popular costume dramas to this day, including PBS' Downton Abbey.

But what was really going on behind these stately walls? Secrets of the Manor House looks beyond the fiction to the truth of what life was like in these ancient British houses. They were communities where two separate worlds existed side by side: the poor worked as domestic servants, while the nation’s wealthiest families enjoyed a lifestyle of luxury, and aristocrats ruled over their servants as they had done for a thousand years.


Lord Egremont, Petworth House
Maids ironing and doing the laundry at Petworth House.The program talks to present-day British lords and ladies and to the descendants of those who lived and worked in manor houses across the country. A series of expert historians explain the true picture of how life was lived within the walls of these stately homes that had changed very little for centuries. It explains the hierarchy of the British establishment: led by the king with a supporting cast of dukes, earls and barons, each keenly aware of his or her place. It visits modern manor houses, where aristocratic families sometimes still rule over scores of servants, in homes with 100 and more bedrooms, and where the lord still enjoys a luxurious life of hunting, shooting and fishing among the beauty of rural Britain. And it details the true hardship of life as a "downstairs" servant: maids would carry 45 gallons of hot water along hidden servants’ passageways to fill one aristocratic lady’s bath, and a housemaid’s day would start before dawn and last for 17 hours as she scrubbed floors, cleaned grates and carried coal — all for a wage of $15 a year.

But, precisely a century ago, a perfect storm of financial hardship and political and social change was threatening to engulf this traditional British way of life. Some impoverished British aristocrats married wealthy American heiresses to prop up and sustain their fading manor houses; the working classes were finding a voice and demanding both political power and better jobs; and the terrible disaster of World War I was looming in the wings. When war came, nothing in the life of the British manor house was ever the same again.


Full Link :
http://www.pbs.org/programs/secrets-manor-house/

If it doesn't work , use the links below.

Part 1 . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmCbfL35Sgc&feature=youtu.be
Part 2 . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fswPiKva7Tw&feature=youtu.be
Part 3 . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnXiuXlyjus&feature=youtu.be
Part 4 . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6nF3YH4Zjk&feature=youtu.be



Title: Re: Secrets of the Manor House
Post by: Contessa on April 17, 2012, 02:27:23 am
rogue :hello: thankyou so much for the links, fantastic viewing.
I've only finished part one but will watch the rest tomorrow.
This is one of my favourite time era's, I even love the books written in that era!


Title: Re: Secrets of the Manor House
Post by: YooperModerator on April 17, 2012, 02:33:39 am
Shoot!
I watched it this weekend and totally forgot to comment :tehe: 'facepalm'
Excellent docu, very interesting and clearly explained! :thumbsup:
And the manorhouses shown look dreamy.

 :thankyou: for the link Alex!


Title: Re: Secrets of the Manor House
Post by: Alexandrine on April 17, 2012, 02:46:29 pm
Alex who?  :tehe: you must mean Rogue!

I have to watch the doc it sounds interesting.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Secrets of the Manor House
Post by: Nymph on April 17, 2012, 06:43:45 pm
Very interesting, thanks for posting.


Title: Re: Secrets of the Manor House
Post by: YooperModerator on April 17, 2012, 07:02:07 pm
oops! I was confused by your avatars for a sec :laugh: :shy:


Title: Re: Secrets of the Manor House
Post by: rogue on April 17, 2012, 10:07:05 pm
Thanks everybody  :flower: This one is quite interesting aswell .
Source: http://royalcorrespondent.com
 
Quote
The Aristocracy series originally aired on the BBC. Each episode explores a period in the history of Britain's noble classes. Focusing on the decline of this class in the modern world, each tape offers a glimpse into a world only the privileged are intimately familiar with. In this particular episode, viewers explore a golden age for England's aristocracy. Around the turn of the century, Britain's aristocracy owned 80 percent of the land and dominated Parliament. The program features interviews with current dukes and duchesses, as well as with leading historians. ~ Rob Ferrier, Rovi

BBC:
The Duchess of Devonshire, Sir Charles Wolseley, the Marquess of Anglesey and others describe their ancestors' lifestyles and finances.

First broadcast: 29 Jan 1997


Part1.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kq-zIV9Qxyc&feature=youtu.be
Part2.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2P_bGiGAOc&feature=youtu.be
Part3.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvHgP573NQw&feature=youtu.be
Part4.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0o1DAvrKXLo&feature=youtu.be
Part5.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofRVtnbgfmA&feature=youtu.be
Part6.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOOSHTVrKMY&feature=youtu.be
Part7.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IY1nNA4sYLQ&feature=youtu.be
Part8.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uf-h6WLBDIE&feature=youtu.be
Part9.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lQdSxe6Emg&feature=youtu.be
Part10.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fp0EYSHjTDo&feature=youtu.be
Part11.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXppSeq7ruE&feature=youtu.be
Part12.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9cD5wkjBn0&feature=youtu.be
Part13.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bH-VYXMEeoI&feature=youtu.be
Part14.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STfCa9CIkfo&feature=youtu.be
Part15.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5H6pvmDqwrI&feature=youtu.be
Part16.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usYIlwwqZxE&feature=youtu.be



Title: Re: Secrets of the Manor House
Post by: serene grace on April 18, 2012, 02:48:36 am
This looks wonderful. Thank you for posting all of these. I will watch them.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Secrets of the Manor House
Post by: rogue on April 18, 2012, 12:25:51 pm
Your welcome :hi: The source that i have posted has tons of documentaries on Royalty , i would check it out.


Title: Re: Secrets of the Manor House
Post by: serene grace on April 18, 2012, 12:27:55 pm
Thank you. I watched two segments last night, I love them.


Title: Re: Secrets of the Manor House
Post by: Tatiana on April 21, 2012, 11:59:29 pm
  Thank You for sharing these.

    Huge disparity between the "have's" and "have nots".

         WW1 changed the lot.

             When my grandmother was a girl they had about 30 people working in the home and garden, when I was a girl we had three working in the house and three in the garden .. same house.


Title: Re: Secrets of the Manor House
Post by: YooperModerator on April 22, 2012, 11:58:10 pm
I guess electricity and the war changed a lot...
how many do you employ nowaday's for the house?


Title: Re: Secrets of the Manor House
Post by: Contessa on April 24, 2012, 01:49:08 pm
^
My hubby can only afford one in the house and it's me :tehe:

Really though, today i watched the part 2 and still enjoying it.

Rogue, thankyou again. :thankyou:


Title: Secrets of the Manor House
Post by: D.I.R. on May 23, 2012, 08:49:50 am
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A look back at the British aristocracy and how the first World War changed the entire financial, social and political landscape of the aristocracy.

http://www.pbs.org/programs/secrets-manor-house/

Secrets of the Manor House was produced by Pioneer Productions


Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmCbfL35Sgc

Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fswPiKva7Tw&feature=relmfu

Part 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnXiuXlyjus&feature=relmfu

Part 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6nF3YH4Zjk&feature=relmfu


Title: Re: Secrets of the Manor House
Post by: AlisVolatPropriis on May 31, 2012, 10:19:45 pm
I will have to watch this tonight!!


Title: Secrets of The Manor House
Post by: danifaul on September 30, 2012, 08:40:32 pm
A look back at the British aristocracy and how the first World War changed the entire financial, social and political landscape of the aristocracy

Exactly 100 years ago, the world of the British manor house was at its height. It was a life of luxury and indolence for a wealthy few supported by the labor of hundreds of servants toiling ceaselessly “below stairs” to make the lives of their lords and ladies run as smoothly as possible. It is a world that has provided a majestic backdrop to a range of movies and popular costume dramas to this day, including PBS’ Downton Abbey.

But what was really going on behind these stately walls? Secrets of the Manor House looks beyond the fiction to the truth of what life was like in these British houses of yesteryear. They were communities where two separate worlds existed side by side: the poor worked as domestic servants, while the nation’s wealthiest families enjoyed a lifestyle of luxury, and aristocrats ruled over their servants as they had done for a thousand years.

The program talks to present-day British lords and ladies and to the descendants of those who lived and worked in manor houses across the country. A series of expert historians explain the true picture of how life was lived within the walls of these stately homes that had changed very little for centuries. It explains the hierarchy of the British establishment: led by the king with a supporting cast of dukes, earls and barons, each keenly aware of his or her place. It visits modern manor houses, where aristocratic families sometimes still rule over scores of servants, in homes with 100 and more bedrooms, and where the lord still enjoys a luxurious life of hunting, shooting and fishing among the beauty of rural Britain. And it details the true hardship of life as a “downstairs” servant: maids would carry 45 gallons of hot water along hidden servants’ passageways to fill one aristocratic lady’s bath, and a housemaid’s day would start before dawn and last for 17 hours as she scrubbed floors, cleaned grates and carried coal — all for a wage of $15 a year.

But, precisely a century ago, a perfect storm of financial hardship and political and social change was threatening to engulf this traditional British way of life. Some impoverished British aristocrats married wealthy American heiresses to prop up and sustain their fading manor houses; the working classes were finding a voice and demanding both political power and better jobs; and the terrible disaster of World War I was looming in the wings. When war came, nothing in the life of the British manor house was ever the same again.
-source: thebritishnobility-
Secrets of the Manor House was produced by Pioneer Productions.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmCbfL35Sgc&feature=player_embedded
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fswPiKva7Tw&feature=relmfu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnXiuXlyjus&feature=relmfu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6nF3YH4Zjk&feature=relmfu


Title: Re: Secrets of The Manor House
Post by: YooperModerator on September 30, 2012, 09:34:27 pm
^err I think we had this one before already
but thanks anyway :thankyou:

edit : merged it with the other one, A


Title: Bones founds inside mysterious room hidden in the ruins of Scottish castle
Post by: Fly on the wall on January 15, 2014, 11:42:29 pm
Bones founds inside mysterious room hidden in the ruins of Scottish castle after it's opened for the first time in 500 years


Archaeologists believe the tiny chamber was sealed up in the 16th century
 Its windows would have been a weak spot if the castle was attacked

Fragments of bones were the only objects found inside the 6sq ft room

Historians are unsure who, or what, these bone fragments belong to

 The castle fell into ruin and was abandoned more than 200 years ago



A mysterious room hidden inside the ruins of a Scottish castle has been opened for the first time in more than 500 years.
 
The tiny chamber - measuring 6ft high and 6ft across - was uncovered during restoration work at Mingary Castle near Kilchoan on the Ardnamurchan peninsula.

 
Historians have admitted they don't know what the room was used for, and all that has been found inside are a few fragments of bone.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2540030/Mysterious-room-hidden-ruins-Medieval-Scottish-castle-opened-time-500-years.html




Title: Re: Bones founds inside mysterious room hidden in the ruins of Scottish castle
Post by: Alexandrine on January 15, 2014, 11:52:00 pm
How creepy  :nervous:


Title: Re: Bones founds inside mysterious room hidden in the ruins of Scottish castle
Post by: Nighthawk on January 15, 2014, 11:59:27 pm
thank you fly for this article....these types of stories fascinate me to no end
 I do hope there will be an update on this later on in the year or years to come


Title: Re: Bones founds inside mysterious room hidden in the ruins of Scottish castle
Post by: cate1949 on January 16, 2014, 01:18:14 am
I really hope these bones are not human.



Title: Re: Bones founds inside mysterious room hidden in the ruins of Scottish castle
Post by: terrajoule on January 16, 2014, 09:49:27 am
Eek!  Kind a cool in a mysterious and investigative sort away! Still eek!  :nervous:


Title: Re: Bones founds inside mysterious room hidden in the ruins of Scottish castle
Post by: Pepe Le Skew on January 17, 2014, 06:04:00 am
Thank you for this find!   And this is why I actually enjoy the DM!  If you look past the articles on celebs who are too fat, too slim, too drunk, or recently sober, you find gems of history and science.   

 :study:


Title: Re: Bones founds inside mysterious room hidden in the ruins of Scottish castle
Post by: Dasher on January 26, 2014, 10:33:38 pm
Let's hope that the bones found in the hidden room wasn't due to a case of immurement.
Old ruins, castles in particular hide many dark, deep secrets. Numerous infant skeletons have been found buried under and in the walls of Roman structures.
It was purported that the remains of a baby was found in the walls of Glamis Castle.
The tale is that if a royal baby was stillborn, a maids baby was substituted to keep the line going. Crumbs wouldn't like to spend a night there all alone.  :nervous:


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immurement (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immurement)


Title: Holyroodhouse residence infested with pests
Post by: Snokitty on March 22, 2014, 05:09:37 pm
http://www.scotsman.com/news/scotland/top-stories/queen-s-holyroodhouse-residence-infested-with-pests-1-3349113
Quote
THE QUEEN’S official home in Scotland is the most pest-infested of all the nation’s historic properties.

Figures released by Historic Scotland reveal that the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh has made 16

pest-related callouts since 2010.

The palace is regularly affected by mice, ants and wasps, although the bill for dealing with the critters was a modest £4801.

Edinburgh Castle came second worst on the list with 11 call outs over the three year period to deal with their unwanted intruders which included mice, wasps and even a squirrel.

Stirling Castle spent the most on eradicating unwanted intruders - splashing out more than £1800 on controlling pigeons and wasps.

As well as spending the third highest amount at £1,104.50, Craigmillar Castle in Edinburgh also had the third most call outs –ten since 2010.

More than £51,000 has been spent on the 345 protected sites in the last three years to battle pest problems.

A spokesman for Historic Scotland said they take “the care and wellbeing” of their sites “very seriously”.

Edinburgh Council received 4722 calls about rats between 2004 and 2013.


Title: Re: Holyroodhouse residence infested with pests
Post by: Nighthawk on March 22, 2014, 07:30:29 pm
wouldn't it be best if the Queen, her minders or whoever the Queen has to answer too... have people actually living in the homes that are not being used all the time? wouldn't that cut down on some of the unwanted house guests..would defiantly help the Queen bring in income to help her take care of her other falling apart homes.


Title: Re: Holyroodhouse residence infested with pests
Post by: Kuei Fei on March 22, 2014, 11:17:17 pm
Someone really needs to redo the infrastructure of the castles in Scotland.


Title: The King's mansion
Post by: Snokitty on March 23, 2014, 04:30:06 pm
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2577369/The-Kings-mansion-Inside-5-5million-priory-owned-Henry-VIII.html
Quote
These pictures show how a Catholic monastery which was owned by Henry VIII and Elizabeth I has been converted into a luxury home with a £5.5million price tag.

Horton Priory in Ashford, Kent was built in the 12th century - although within its grounds are parts of a settlement dating back as far as the early Iron Age.

The complex was originally owned by King Henry I, but he later handed it over to the Cluniac order of monks to be converted into a medieval priory.

After the dissolution of the monasteries it was seized by Henry VIII, who passed it on to his daughter Elizabeth before the home was given to the Mantell family in 1970.

The Grade I-listed mansion is situated in 55 acres of land, and has undergone a thorough makeover to turn it into a modern home. It now boasts a private cinema, wine cellar, swimming pool, 11 bedrooms and even a driving range.


Title: Re: The King's mansion
Post by: Countess of Holland on March 23, 2014, 05:28:32 pm
Carole would LOVE to live there!


Title: Queen’s castle of Mey for rent at £50k a weekend
Post by: Nighthawk on June 15, 2014, 01:45:36 pm
Queen’s castle for rent at £50k a weekend: Castle of Mey becomes first royal residence touted out to paying guests... at a royal price

Quote
    Her late Majesty bought the 16th Century castle in 1952, while mourning her husband King George VI
    For £50,000 up to a dozen people can spend a long weekend, where Prince Charles is still a regular visitor
    On the dining room walls are landscapes painted by Prince Philip
    Guests can stay in Princess Margaret's bedroom but not the late Queen's
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2658110/Queens-castle-rent-50k-weekend-Castle-Mey-royal-residence-touted-paying-guests-royal-price.html#ixzz34i9bQhky





Title: Re: Queen’s castle of Mey for rent at £50k a weekend
Post by: RoyalWatcher on June 15, 2014, 03:17:51 pm
If I had the cash:  yeah, I'd like to stay there.

IMO, empty houses or empty castles, deteriorate when they aren't being used on a consistent basis.   What a lovely home.




Title: Re: Queen’s castle of Mey for rent at £50k a weekend
Post by: sneeze on June 18, 2014, 03:26:50 am
I would definitely do this if I had 50k to throw around hahaha

Wonder why they're doing this now, though... need more money for the upkeep? Or like you said royalwatcher, they just need it to be used more to validate the costs of upkeep?


Title: Re: Queen’s castle of Mey for rent at £50k a weekend
Post by: benign on June 18, 2014, 03:34:15 am
^ me too and agree with RW. its good business sense and it will pay for the upkeep.

I wonder if Ammer hall is really for PW or would HM be renting it out for short term like weekend or a wedding..


Title: Re: Queen’s castle of Mey for rent at £50k a weekend
Post by: Rosella on June 18, 2014, 04:01:43 am
Castle Mey is very remote really, and is hardly used by members of the royal family except Charles on the odd occasion. I think its a good idea to try and get some money in for maintenance and repairs, actually.


Title: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: YooperModerator on January 29, 2015, 09:57:04 am
News and views about past and present royal and aristocratic residences.


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on December 24, 2016, 03:47:26 am
The Winter Palace of Imperial Russia   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jv1UX_3WaEw       
 :nighty: :nighty: :nighty: :nighty: :nighty:


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: Kuei Fei on December 24, 2016, 02:12:04 pm
I often wonder how different things would be if they did not have thousands of residences. After all, if the RF used Buckingham Palace for city residency, Sandringham for the country, and staying at embassies for foreign travel, it would cut down drastically and would ironically make security a lot more effective. I don't think Princess Anne and Prince Edward need their own vast estates and it's not like the vast palaces are mere cubbyholes.

It would also cut down on the expenses related to providing security and of course, the palaces would be maintained regularly. I myself would be sick and tired of paying the RF to maintain these places and yet, the money isn't spent on maintenance.


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: MoonlitSerenity on December 24, 2016, 08:33:33 pm
^^ What a beautiful palace! Thanks for sharing! :flower:

^^ I agree KF, why do they need so many palaces when they live in one and use the others like once or twice a year? When I saw the places that Anne, Ed and Andy have it kinda shocked me because, they are huge for just themselves to live in.


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: Kuei Fei on December 24, 2016, 09:55:53 pm
It's absurd. Throw in what Zara has and this is something that is obscene.


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on December 28, 2016, 12:10:43 am
Sofiero Palace is located north of the town of Helsingborg in southern Sweden. Sofiero was bought by Prince Oscar and his wife, Princess Sophia in 1864.   
Prince Gustaf Adolf (the future King Gustaf VI Adolf) received the Palace of Sofiero as a wedding present in 1905. Some of the flower gardens were created by Gustaf Adolf's wife, Crown Princess Margareta.   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqwWaWetzzo


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on December 28, 2016, 11:53:46 pm
The Grand Ducal Palace of Luxembourg is located in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg. It is the official residence of the Grand Duke of Luxembourg.   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpTRXZSjNyA


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on July 05, 2017, 02:11:26 am
Euxinograd Palace is a late 19th century Bulgarian former royal summer palace. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVPUk76pOgs


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on July 16, 2017, 02:59:41 am
A collection of castles in Germany as seen from the air.   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NI_vpm1SGA


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: Sheridan_is_appalled on July 16, 2017, 01:42:07 pm
Wow, the views are spectacular!  Thanks for posting this  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on July 16, 2017, 03:14:39 pm
Yay! Now I know what I'll be binging over the next couple of weekends.


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: YooperModerator on July 16, 2017, 09:34:28 pm
https://youtu.be/EDfWLui5Xhg (https://youtu.be/EDfWLui5Xhg)

Long, but informative video of ancient castles in France.

^You're right, these are nice to binge-watch on a Sunday afternoon! 

^^^Thanks, FrederickLouis for refreshing this topic.


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on July 17, 2017, 02:01:43 am
^Ladies, You are welcome!!  :click: :click: :click: :click: :click: :stars:


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on July 18, 2017, 01:56:07 am
Inveraray Castle is near Inveraray in the county of Argyll in Scotland.   
It is the ancestral home of the Duke of Argyll.     
Princess Louise, the daughter of Queen Victoria, married John Campbell, Marquess of Lorne and the future 9th Duke of Argyll. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6D17uvWuPI


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on August 02, 2017, 01:50:35 am
Gravensteen Castle is in Ghent, Belgium. The castle served as the seat of the Count of Flanders.   
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IllrIdhcsE


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: Sheridan_is_appalled on August 02, 2017, 02:55:15 am
Oh, that castle is amazing!  I'd love to see it in person someday!  Thanks for posting!  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on August 03, 2017, 02:11:35 am
Sheridan_is_appalled, You are welcome!  :JOY:


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on August 21, 2017, 02:34:07 am
In 1792 King George III of England bought Frogmore House for his wife Queen Charlotte. She used it for herself and her unmarried daughters as a country retreat.   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSN3AGKUiZE


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on September 17, 2017, 02:03:48 am
The Palace of Oscarshall is the summer palace in Norway.   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99ewou_sx9A


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: Little light on September 17, 2017, 09:27:39 pm
Thanks for posting.

Seeing a castle painted white was a lovely change to castles in the UK which, I think, tend to be bare stone, to be camouflaged. No doubt I'll be corrected by someone better informed.   :flower:

And I love the views towards the lakes at the beginning.



Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on September 26, 2017, 02:39:14 am
The Liechtenstein Garden Palace is privately owned by the Princely Family of Liechtenstein.   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ia_MB-a2lww


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on October 07, 2017, 01:50:35 am
The Hofburg Palace is located in Vienna, Austria. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIYl9bmijqw


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on October 14, 2017, 01:53:19 am
Westenhanger Castle was located in Kent England. It was owned by King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMiMKc_BCzE


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on November 22, 2017, 12:34:37 am
Mailath Castle is in northern Slovania in Croatia.   
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/479281585319712534   
In detail:  http://www.cookingalongthedrava.com/mailath-castle-details


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on November 27, 2017, 01:46:22 am
The Palace of Holyroodhouse is in Scotland. Queen Victoria was the first sovereign to use the dining room that is now known as the Royal Dining Room. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-0d8w_XBsU


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on December 14, 2017, 10:55:03 pm
The Chateau de Chambord is in the Loire Valley of France. It was built to serve as a hunting lodge for King Francis I.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sn3yslaBlKI


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on December 28, 2017, 12:32:00 am
Konopiste Castle is the castle which Archduke Francis Ferdinand of Austria purchased for his residence. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Umz0CVg-vpQ


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on December 28, 2017, 10:20:27 pm
What does Christmas look like in the British Royal Palaces?   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HawudfrdneY


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on January 10, 2018, 10:17:05 pm
Schwerin Castle had been the ducal residence of the Grand Dukes of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. The five-wing castle owes its current appearance to Grand Duke Friedrich Franz II.   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7Libkfm9Qo


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on January 23, 2018, 10:06:04 pm
Kew Palace in England has a chamber organ. The chamber organ is located in the dining room.   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOWL1GorsOc


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on January 29, 2018, 10:16:25 pm
The Royal Palace of Madrid is Madrid, Spain's largest building.   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFRtvwXW96Q


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on February 11, 2018, 01:09:21 am
Esztergom Castle is located at the northern border of Hungary.   
Prince Geza made Esztergom a royal seat. His son Stephen was born here. Stephen became the first King of Hungary.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23p-HJYC-1U


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on February 26, 2018, 11:23:34 pm
In 1838 King Ferdinand II of Portugal built the Pena Palace near Sintra, Portugal.   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bIZK2R-0UM


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on March 12, 2018, 09:45:08 pm
Gripsholm Castle is a castle in Mariefred, Sweden. King Gustav I had it constructed.   
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a84puJK0-m0


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on March 20, 2018, 09:47:54 pm
After the March 31, 1661 marriage of Philippe de France, duc d'Orleans and Henriette Anne of England, the Palais-Royal became the main residence of the House of Orleans.   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1pFx8nWaOQ


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on March 22, 2018, 10:10:01 pm
Breda Castle is located in north Brabant, The Netherlands. Count Henry III of Nassau-Breda changed the castle into a Renaissance palace in 1536.   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2Yfo6ItIwk


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on March 23, 2018, 09:50:06 pm
The Yusupov Palace is a palace located in the town of Koreiz, near Yalta in Crimea in Russia. It was built for Prince Felix Yusupov-Sourmorokov-Elston.     
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_I9WZAYkTbM


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on March 27, 2018, 10:18:02 pm
In 1871 the Quirinal Palace became the official residence of the Kings of Italy.   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLTBejIq2nw


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on March 31, 2018, 10:38:45 pm
Burg Freundsberg is a castle in Tyrol, Austria. In 1467 the castle was purchased by Archduke Sigismund of Austria. He ruled over Upper Austria and the County of Tyrol.   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ePwow5KPgU


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on April 02, 2018, 10:15:23 pm
Darlowo Castle is located in Darlowo, Poland. The castle's construction began in 1352 in the reign of Boguslaw V, a Duke of Pomerania.   
http://www.flickr.net/photos/96972102@N00/10151823176


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: Little light on April 04, 2018, 05:25:26 pm
I've my often heard, whether it is true or not, that the BRF don't particularly like staying in some palaces, like Holyrood Palace in Scotland. That they find it cold and austere.

Is this true or just an old wives' tale please?

Also wouldn't they refurbish residences they don't like, not to destroy their history, but to make them more welcoming places? They've done it with Windsor Castle, haven't they?

And are there other places they don't like living in that much?

Thanks folks.


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: Rosella on April 04, 2018, 06:53:55 pm
The royal family don't really 'live' in Holyrood House in Scotland. The building is a symbol of Scottish history and Scottish monarchy, more than a home and it's been that way for centuries. It's a beautiful old building but nowadays it is only used by the Queen and occasionally others for certain ceremonial occasions in Scotland. Holyrood is also a popular tourist attraction, so I don't think it would be suitable as a family home anyway.

The Queen dearly loves Balmoral, her home in Scotland, and Charles feels the same way about Birkhall. These are private homes in Scotland and the BRF treats them and the estates surrounding them as such. The Queen likes Sandringham, as it reminds her of the past, of her father and grandparents and all sorts of family occasions. William and Harry shoot at Sandringham but Charles isn't particularly interested, as he has Highgrove as his primary country home. In his reign Xmas might be celebrated at Windsor. The castle is also a favourite of the Queen's.

The one building no-one appears fond of in the BRF is Buckingham Palace. That's been so since the days of young Victoria and Albert, who complained about inconvenient rooms and bad drains. Nowadays BP has many offices connected to the Crown and Commonwealth inside, and it's apparently felt by the Queen that it's like living 'over the shop'.

Of course it's essential for the family as it is in central London. However, it is not easy to heat, costs a lot to maintain and has small flats on the upper stories among echoing passages for those members of the family, Edward, Andrew, Anne etc who have engagements in London and need to stay there overnight or for a few hours. In other words, it's quite a hodge podge of a building, and I'd say that's the least favourite of the buildings used by the BRF.


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: Little light on April 04, 2018, 08:49:32 pm
Thanks for your eloquent reply. I didn’t know a lot of this. And I do think once they are away from the public eye, they must find it harder to relax. And I suppose that’s why Balmoral is preferred over Holyrood House etc etc.


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on April 05, 2018, 11:08:36 pm
The Chateau de Chenonceau is a French chateau spanning the River Cher near the village of Chenonceaux in France. After King Henry II died in 1559, his widow Queen Catherine de' Medici made Chenonceau her own favorite residence.   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BE2ILyd5O4


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on April 19, 2018, 10:59:08 pm
King Henry VIII of England's daughter, Princess Mary, later Queen Mary I, lived at Thornbury Castle in South Gloucestershire for several years.


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on April 21, 2018, 12:55:33 am
Peles Castle in Romania was constructed for King Carol I.   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRgFU2k7oKM


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on May 02, 2018, 01:53:52 am
Blauer Hof Palace is located in the town of Laxenburg, Lower Austria. Crown Prince Rudolph of Austria was born there.   
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/476537204315430373


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on May 11, 2018, 01:51:31 am
In 1284 the Castle of Melfi in southern Italy became the official residence of Mary of Hungary, the wife of Charles II of Anjou.   
http://www.italymagazine.com/melfi


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: HRHOlya on May 26, 2018, 12:50:55 pm
Who's at daggers drawn with whom on Britain's POSHEST housing estate.... and why Meghan is unlikely to pop round for tea with Princess Pushy, her Kensington Palace neighbour

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5773145/Whos-daggers-drawn-Britains-POSHEST-housing-estate.html

I love the "poshest housing estate" bit, exactly what it is!


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: gingerboy24 on May 31, 2018, 08:48:27 am
Why are these people so greedy.  Worth 382m and wanting a lottery funding for the garden.

https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/duchess-northumberland-its-terribly-unfair-14720739?b

A comment from the site where I found this

Have you been to Alnwick castle?. Nice little business they've got going there. It's always packed in summer and it cost us about 35 quid for the day for two adults and 2 small kids. That didn't include admission to the gardens. Then there's the money they make from the cafe, which was packed all day and the gift shop too. The castle in in good repair and they live in it; tapestries, priceless antiques, artworks and all the rest of it. P**s off.


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: Rosella on May 31, 2018, 10:15:00 am
The castle probably needs constant repairs as an ancient building which probably costs up to a couple of million a year to keep up. And I have read that the Percys are liked in their local community; do a lot of good. There was an article a few years ago that pointed to the family spending much of its time as a family in the big country kitchen of their private quarters. They don't actually live among the tapestries and artworks. In fact they don't live in the castle at all in the summer. I think the 382m would be mostly the property and antiques and artworks, not money in the bank. And if they sold all of those the tourists wouldn't come.

On the other hand I think the Duchess is a very determined character. The Duke had to sell an Old Master painting that had been hanging at Alnwick for generations, a few years ago, in order to fund the upkeep of her very eccentric garden. He was reluctant to do it. IMO she rules the roost.


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: HRHOlya on June 04, 2018, 10:37:08 pm
Inside the world’s most expensive house: Lavish mansion on the French Riviera that belonged to Belgian King Leopold II and the man who created Grand Marnier cognac is put up for sale for $410MILLION

    The Villa Les Cedres recently fell into the hands of beverage giants Campari who put it up for sale in 2017
    It boasts 14 bedrooms, an Olympic-sized swimming pool and 37 acres of sumptuous gardens and plants
    The house was bought by King Leopold II of Belgium with profits made from the Belgian empire in Africa


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5804721/Mansion-belonging-Belgian-King-Leopold-II-sale-410-million.html


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on June 05, 2018, 02:33:21 am
^I would like to see the 15,000 plants of Les Cedres.


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on July 01, 2018, 03:09:07 am
The Royal Palace of Colorno is in the province of Parma, Italy. It was acquired by the Farnese of Parma.   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c29Q88QZ1NQ


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on July 14, 2018, 02:38:09 am
Burg Lockenhaus is a castle and medieval fortress in Burgenland, eastern Austria. Notable owners included Duke Frederick the Warlike, Henry II of Gussing, the Bohemian king, Ottakar II and King Maximilian II.


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on September 02, 2018, 02:45:20 am
The Grand Staircase at Buckingham Palace in 1899   
http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-the-grand-staircase-at-buckingham-palace-c1899-1901-artist-hn-king-135273246.html


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on September 29, 2018, 01:16:08 am
Balmoral Castle of Scotland as it was in 1852 when it was purchased by Prince Albert. 
http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-balmoral-castle-residence-of-the-british-royal-family-since-1852-when-103892370.html


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on October 18, 2018, 01:17:53 am
Clarence House: How it looked in 1874 
http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-london-clarence-house-1874-the-graphic-122697353.html


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on November 10, 2018, 11:07:53 pm
Photographs of the Yellow Palace in Copenhagen, Denmark in the 1800s   
The salon, dining room and study are featured. Prince Valdemar and Princess Marie's rooms are also featured.   
http://www.winterpalaceresearch.blogspot.com/2018/01/the-yellow-palace-det-gule-pal-in.html


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on November 16, 2018, 12:07:12 am
Sudeley Castle in Winchcoombe, Gloucestershire, England was the home of Queen Katherine Parr.   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vr8V-EYrgnM


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on November 24, 2018, 10:31:44 pm
The Royal Palace of Brussels in 1880   
http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-royal-palace-of-brussels-belgium-engraving-1880-174822638.html


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on November 29, 2018, 11:12:25 pm
The re-hanging of tapestries at Hampton Court Palace 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfH3mTLDAbM


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on December 01, 2018, 10:32:41 pm
The Palace of Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich was built in 1910 to 1913 as a wedding gift for Nicholas.     
http://www.saint-petersburg.com/palaces/palace-of-grand-duke-nikolay-nikolaevich


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: sanka on December 02, 2018, 05:20:07 am
The Grand Staircase at Buckingham Palace in 1899   
http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-the-grand-staircase-at-buckingham-palace-c1899-1901-artist-hn-king-135273246.html

Balmoral Castle of Scotland as it was in 1852 when it was purchased by Prince Albert. 
http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-balmoral-castle-residence-of-the-british-royal-family-since-1852-when-103892370.html

I am a little behind in the thread but thank you FrederickLouis for posting the links as there are some very lovely palaces and castles.
The Grand Staircase is incredible and I am very fond of Balmoral.


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on December 03, 2018, 11:05:01 pm
^sanka, I am glad that you like the Grand Staircase of Buckingham Palace.


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on December 07, 2018, 09:09:31 pm
The supremely elegant Fountain Court of Hampton Court Palace designed for King William III and Queen Mary II of England by Christopher Wren, contains the State Apartments.


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on December 19, 2018, 11:57:42 pm
The Kaiservilla in Bade Ischl, Austria was an Imperial mansion where Emperor Francis Joseph I and Empress Elizabeth of Austria resided.   
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/135248795031727397


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on December 20, 2018, 08:00:45 pm
The Andrassy Palace was the residence of the Hungarian aristocratic family Andrassy. The palace was built in the second half of the 19th century. It is in Tiszadob, Hungary.


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on December 29, 2018, 10:58:00 pm
The Castle of Sans Souci was a Hohenzollern palace. Its official inauguration took place on May 1, 1747 after only two years of construction. There was a lunch party for 200 guests and a musical evening.     
http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-royal-palace-in-park-sans-souci-inpotsdam-berlin-germany-69327560.html


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on January 04, 2019, 09:27:47 pm
Biebrich Palace is in Wiesbaden, Hesse of Germany. It was built in 1702 by Prince Georg August Samuel of Nassau-Idstein. It served as the ducal residence for the independent Duchy of Nassau from 1816 until 1866.   
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-c7JkNrAaEw


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on January 08, 2019, 11:06:42 pm
Middleham Castle is in Middleham in North Yorkshire, England. It was the home of King Richard III's wife Anne.   
Richard and Anne's son, Prince Edward, was born in the castle's southwest tower in 1473.


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on January 18, 2019, 09:28:10 pm
Tsar Aleksey Mikhailovich Kolomenskoye in Moscow   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0d21Ga7aLY   
During the reign of Tsar Alexis Mikhailovich, Kolomenskoye became a royal residence. A wood palace was built in the 1660s.


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on January 19, 2019, 11:21:17 pm
Bojnice Castle is in Bojnice, Slovak Republic. Its first owner was Matthew Csak. He received it in 1302 from King Laszlo (Ladislaus) V of Hungary. In the 15th century Bojnice Castle was owned by King Matthias Corvinus.   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfPEPCKh6O8


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on January 31, 2019, 10:11:06 pm
Nymphenburg Palace is in Munich, Bavaria. It was the main summer residence of the rulers of Bavaria.     
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3m5Dg9N-m8


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on February 07, 2019, 10:06:17 pm
Linderhof Palace was the only one of his residences that King Ludwig II of Bavaria lived to see completed.   
http://www.gettyimages.com/license/839177846


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: sanka on February 09, 2019, 01:52:51 am
^ That is a very nice palace.


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on February 22, 2019, 09:49:58 pm
Oscarshall Palace in Norway was commissioned by King Oscar I and Queen Josephine and was completed in 1852.   
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/367254544585185868


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on March 09, 2019, 11:07:36 pm
Imperial bedroom of Alexander Palace at Tsarskoe Selo   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yigD0Ib8vhw


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on March 19, 2019, 10:09:36 pm
The splendor inside of Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam, Germany   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4jgOq2HtM0


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: HRHOlya on April 12, 2019, 08:58:37 am
Through the Queen's OTHER keyhole: Hillsborough Castle is the secret sanctuary that even the most ardent royal fans hardly knew existed, but now after a £24million makeover ROBERT HARDMAN gets an exclusive peak inside

    Hillsborough Castle in Northern Ireland has undergone a five-year refurbishment
    Prince Charles and Camilla due to visit to give approval for £24million makeover
    Daily Mail given exclusive look around Northern Ireland Secretary's residence
    The castle is well known for making residing politicians fall in love with it

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6913587/Inside-secret-sanctuary-Hillsborough-Castles-24million-royal-makeover.html


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on April 14, 2019, 01:26:43 am
Dame Judi Dench visited Hever Castle.   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQth92-8hD4


Title: Re: Royal/Aristocratic Palaces and Other Residences
Post by: FrederickLouis on April 19, 2019, 09:08:09 pm
The Portrait Room of Peterhof in Russia was designed by Jean-Baptiste Alexandre Leblond and Francesco Rastrelli.   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTeWbufrjFA