Peles Castle, Prahova County, Romania - all products by Dennis Melling

Peles Castle, Prahova County, Romania - all products by 

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This is my drawing, in coloured pencil, of the former Romanian Royal Estate of Peles.

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Peles Castle is a Neo-Renaissance castle placed in an idyllic setting in the Carpathian Mountains, near Sinaia, in Prahova County, Romania, on an existing medieval route linking Transylvania and Wallachia, built between 1873 and 1914; its inauguration was held in 1883.

The folowing information is from Wikipedia

King Carol I of the Romanians (1839–1914), one of the greatest kings of modern Romania and under whose reign the country gained its Independence, first visited the site of the future castle in 1866 and he fell in love with the rugged but magnificent mountain scenery. In 1872 the Crown purchased a total of approximately 1300 km² of land in the area of Piatra Arsa, which would subsequently be named The Royal Estate of Sinaia. The monarchy commissioned the construction of a royal hunting preserve and summer retreat to be built on the property. On August 22, 1873, the foundation was laid not only for the Pele? Castle, but also for the city of Sinaia, and, indeed for modern Romania.

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  • Carol2
    Carol2over 4 years ago

    Gorgeous image, colors and work, Dennis!!

  • Thank you Carol and at A3 my wife says that the original is definitely being framed to be hung on the wall :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 4 years ago

    Beautifully done, such a wonderful sketch Dennis.

  • Thank you Andrea ?
    This sketch took me a while to do (still some work to do before completion)and I have been carrying it from town to the country and back almost daily :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • adrisimari
    adrisimariover 4 years ago

    Beautiful work, dear Dennis! You had a lot of work! Well done! ♥

  • Thank you dear Adriana at A3 it certainly took me longer than usual.

    – Dennis Melling

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...over 4 years ago

    Fabulous! Congratulations!

  • Many thanks Kim for awarding my sketch such a special position :)
    I must now keep up the standard :0

    – Dennis Melling

  • Zi-O
    Zi-Oover 4 years ago

    Oh now this is special….lovely work! S

  • Many thanks whenever I picked up my pencils to add to the sketch I always thought of Cinderella :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 4 years ago

    so beautiful!!!!

  • Thank you Charmiene :)
    King Carol, who had this castle built, was a man with lots of imagination.

    – Dennis Melling

  • JeffeeArt4u
    JeffeeArt4uover 4 years ago

    Nice, have you been there?

  • Unfortunately no – all my sketches are done using photographs.

    – Dennis Melling

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökover 4 years ago

    Excellent work, Dennis!

  • Many thanks Bela :)
    King Carol and his family had quite a few nice homes (until the communists took over the country)

    – Dennis Melling

  • Veikko  Suikkanen
    Veikko Suikkanenover 4 years ago

    Wonderful work Dennis!

  • Thank you Veikko :)
    You comments are appreciated

    – Dennis Melling

  • Themis
    Themisover 4 years ago

    Very pretty – you should go and see the original too :-)

  • Thank you :)
    In the 3 years that I have been living in Romania my wife and I have been restoring an old peasant property. To enable this to happen we have been using a Dacia van. This turned out to be ‘very’ unreliable and prevented us from doing anything but local journeys. We have now exchanged this for a car from the west and in Spring will be doing many tourist trips around Romania.

    – Dennis Melling

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