Peles Castle in Life magazine in 1940

Peles Castle in Life magazine in 1940

In February 1940 Margaret Bourke-White’s first female war photographer made ​​for LIFE magazine, an impressive series of photographs from Romania. Among them, many are dedicated to Peles Castle in Sinaia. Photos capture the exteriors and the interiors of a castle built at the wish of King Carol I, between 1873 and 1914 . Peles domain with its buildings (Peles Castle, Pelişor and Foisor) were built from personal money of King Carol I, who has sold a possession in Germany to pay the costs of land and raising Castle.

royal lounge

Royal Lounge

Throne Hall

Throne Hall

Florentine Room

Florentine Room

Billiard room

Billiard room

Royal Council Hall

Royal Council Hall

The Armory

The Armory

The Armory

The Armory

The Armory

The Armory

Portrait of Leopold, brother of Carol I

Portrait of Leopold, brother of Carol I

Central hall

Central hall

Royal Bedroom

Royal Bedroom

Carol II office

Carol II office

Carol II office

Carol II office

Carol II office

Carol II office

Via: Life Magazine

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