Sunday, October 26, 2014

Carefree Sanssouci.



Another day, another palace, this time an exploration of the beautiful Sanssouci Palace, or the palace without cares, as the translation goes. In the charming town of Potsdam, the palace is a quick getaway from the city, just as it was for King Frederick long ago. No longer home to royalty, but still housing glittering chandeliers, ornate settees, and gilded ceilings, a perfect place to spend a lovely afternoon.



Then, one of the best moments of this girl's life, wandering into an empty rococo ballroom, somehow overlooked by the other visitors, with mirrored walls and marble floors and chandelier after chandelier and gold flowers and her very favorite shade of blue...and twirling and twirling away in her own private heaven, until so dizzy she finally had to stop, wishing for all the world the moment could have lasted forever...



So many more photos below, click to continue...


And then there is so much more other than the palace itself--the terraced vineyards, the fountains and sculptures, and a park dotted with even more royal residences that one can explore.



More lovely palace visits here.

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