It's time for Alphabe-Thursday and the letter is T. My T today is for theatre... that is theater for my American blogger friends.
While I often use American spelling, in my mind, the King's English befits this word. Especially so when the subject of my post is the elaborate private theatre in the gorgeous Peles Castle in Romania I visited last May (first introduced here and here).
The theatre, built in the style of Louis XIV, holds sixty seats.
We were not allowed in the room, so these are only quick walk-by shots taken from the door.
Sinaia, Romania, 2011
This second photo is very similar, but I wanted to show you as much as possible, as I find this mellow yellow room quite extraordinary. Enlarge the photos to take a closer look at the murals painted by the Austrian Art Nouveau duo Gustav Klimt and Frantz Matsch. I'm sorry I didn't stop to take better photos of the murals, but believe me, this palace produces sensory overload!
A final piece of historical trivia: the first motion picture in Romania was viewed in this room in 1906.