Peleș Castle reminds me of the old fairy tales – of beautiful princesses and handsome princes.
It is a Neo-Renaissance castle in the Carpathian Mountains and is absolutely beautiful in my eyes. The drive through the mountains this morning reminded me of my many drives up the Alps many years ago – a myriad of hairpin turns and glimpses of the valley below should one miss the turn!!!
We parked our car halfway up the long drive and walked the rest of the way. The walk took us up a cobblestone drive along a wooded area with a small stream gushing down the side. The picture above shows our first glimpse of the castle with its sharp turrets pointing to the skies. The gardens are beautifully landscaped with colourful flowers in full bloom.
We did not have time to visit the inside of the castle this morning. So we wandered outside in the both the front courtyard and the one inside the castle. The courtyard inside had some colourful murals painted along the the walls.
The courtyard outside had a small fountain in which we could see many coins lay at the bottom of the pool. We assumed this is where people make a wish before tossing in their coins. So we scrambled around looking for coins to make our wishes. I jolly well hope John had used his coin for something worthy like getting good results for his A levels. Me? In a place like this, of course I wished for true love to come by.
This is a beautiful castle and I may return one day – perhaps this time with my Prince Charming.