The Potocki Palace in Lvov was built in the 1880s as an urban seat of the Potocki aristocratic family. No cost was spared to make it the grandest nobleman’s residence in the city.
The French architect Louis de Verny elaborated all of Beaux-Arts stylisic devices to produce a hypertrophied imitation of a French hôtel particulier. An open, parklike setting was scored to give the mansion a sense of depth.
At the turn of the century the parkland gave way to a network of apartment buildings. The palace itself was adapted for holding wedding ceremonies in 1972 and subsequently underwent restoration.
Canon EOS 40D
Sigma 10-20mm EX DC
Shot on May 24, 2010
HDR created in Photomatix 3.2 Pro
Post Processing in Photoshop CS5