Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Kuskovo Palace


When Count Sheremetev started building Kuskovo in the 1730s he wanted the palace and the grounds to rival that of Russian royalty and nobility.  Sheremetev was the richest man in Russia during this period and no expense was spared in building the lavish estate which consists of a series of summer houses, an orangery and a grand palace. Today, the palace has been restored to its former glory and is an incredible place to visit. It is an amazing experience to step back in time to the 18th century and explore the vast and beautiful grounds. These photos cover only a small amount of the estate, but give some insight into what a magical place Kuskovo is.

30 comments:

  1. This is quite possibly the most beautiful place I have ever seen. I must visit someday!

    Melissa
    http://wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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  2. I love the attention to detail in every room!!
    Great post.

    Much love,
    Jennifer x

    artstylelove.com

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  3. My favorite details are the green roof, the floor and the huge tiled wood burners (not quite sure how to call these heating contraptions, we have them in my country, usually made of glazed terracotta).

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  4. oh my goodness, i just feel in love when i saw that first photograph. the colors of this wonderful place?! ah, so much inspiration from this place. how wonderful it is that you got to visit! i would love to be able to visit more places like this, if only i lived over seas!

    lindsey louise

    hellomrrabbitblog.com

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  5. Thanks for these pictures! Even if I can't be there I can still see these amazing places!

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  6. Absolutely stunning photos!! Incredible. :) Thank you for sharing!

    xox Sammi
    www.thesoubrettebrunette.blogspot.com

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  7. Oh my! So stunningly beautiful!

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  8. Wow! I want to live here. I've always wanted to go to Russia. I've just been catching up on your posts, it's so cool you're there. I know you live in Australia, but are you Russian? My family is from Croatia and growing up, people always assumed Croatia is Russia for some reason, even though it's over 1000 miles away. I've always kind of identified myself with Russia because of that lol.

    Mabel
    Life of Mabel

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  9. What a beautiful, beautiful palace! It must have been so much fun exploring every nook and cranny of this place - even just by seeing these pictures there seems to be so much to look at!

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  10. Looks so beautiful. You are making me want to travel!

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  11. How breathtaking! What a beautiful building. The interior, furniture and paintings are so beautiful. You have taken such beautiful photos to showcase the palace. x

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  12. Wow, it is gorgeous! I am so making my sister go there with me next week! :)

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  13. Oh my goodness gracious! What a gorgeous palace!

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  14. Oh wow! Such fabulous eye candy! That building, the garden and inside the house are breathtaking.

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  15. What a beautiful, magical place! These are some great shots - thanks for sharing!

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  16. What grand, incredibly gorgeous rooms. My goodness, each one took my breath away and I lingered over it for a good minute or two, soaking up each sublime, ornate, opulent detail and trying to imagine how much more stunning they must look in 3D form in person. This is one of my favourite travel tour posts ever, honey, thank you so much for the awesome guided tour.

    ♥ Jessica

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  17. This is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!!
    xx
    http://thescreensiren.com

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  18. These photos take my breath away- how gorgeous! I can't wait to follow your blog and keep up with your lovely outfits and pictures!

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

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  19. Goodness, this place looks like a setting for a fairytale! I had never heard of it before, but now I really want to visit one day.

    Your photos are truly enchanting!

    xx Carina

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  20. beautiful pictures ... have fun in your holidays. russia, what an interresting place to visit.

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  21. How beautiful is this! Vintage mirrors <3

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  22. These photos of the palace are utterly breathtaking, like Marie Antoinette's palace!

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  23. This is so ridiculously beautiful, I want to visit. NOW.

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  24. This looks beautiful, it reminds me of Versailles!

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  25. Wow, how beautiful. I love the pastel colors, definitely a place to put on my To Visit list! :)

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  26. Such beautiful vibrant colors! I also want to mention how gorgeous your dress is from the previous post! I certainly love strolling through a palace, who wouldn't! :)

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  27. Gorgeous pictures! Thanks for sharing!!

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  28. oh wow, this palace is glorious! i don't really know anything about architecture and interiors or artistic periods, but this actually looks really french to me. maybe it wasn't culturally influenced though and it was just the style at the time? either way it's just beautiful!

    littlehenrylee

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