Saturday, December 6, 2014

RU-3158082 & UA-582016

These are officials from Russia and Ukraine but both cards are from Alupka in Crimea, showing the Vorontsov Palace. 

RU-3158082, sent by Liliya.
The Vorontsov Palace is one of the oldest and largest residential palaces in all of Crimea, and is one of the most popular tourist attractions on Crimea's southern coast.
The palace was built from 1828 through 1848 for Prince Mikhail Semyonovich Vorontsov for use as his personal summer residence. It was designed in the Tudor style by English architect Edward Blore and his assistant William Hunt. 

Photo by Lev Boguslavsky
UA-582016, sent by Natalie.
The building incorporates elements of Scottish Baronial, Moorish Revival, and Gothic Revival architecture. Blore had designed many buildings in the United Kingdom, and was particularly well known there for completing the design of the Buckingham Palace in London.
Today, the Vorontsov Palace is a part of the "Alupka Palace-Park Complex," a national historical preserve. - in: wikipedia

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