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Prince Esterházys apartment

Prince Esterházy's apartment

We of course had to take a tour, in Hungarian, but they were kind enough to give us a translation on paper. Pictures had to be taken on the move, but everybody, especially the tour guide, was pretty patient with me, even after I accidentally set off some alarm by leaning too far over the barrier. We saw 19 rooms in total, seven of which were prohibited for photography due to some exhibition. I can't wait to go back in a year or so to see how far they've come in the restoration. This really only began in earnest in 2009, and they've made remarkable progress.

This was the apartment of Nicholas Esterházy (1714-1790), a Hungarian prince. His building of palaces, extravagant clothing and taste for opera and other grand musical productions led to his being given the title "the Magnificent." He is remembered as the principal employer of the composer Joseph Haydn. He took the title of prince upon his brother's death. (from Wikipedia)

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Aivar Mikko31-Oct-2012 16:28
Nice interior and shot!
Isabel Cutler20-Mar-2012 07:08
Talk about sumptuous! I sneeze looking at that canopy, however.
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)17-Mar-2012 08:38
Excellent work.BV
Stephanie13-Mar-2012 13:10
What a gorgeous room!!!! Love the warming stove too! V
Thanks for the info! :)
Milan Vogrin12-Mar-2012 13:40
Beautiful place.
Betty Vlasiu12-Mar-2012 06:13
Wonderful capture, nice color and detail .
Mairéad11-Mar-2012 22:23
The Duke certainly had exquisite taste. Lovely view of his ornate chamber.
bill friedlander11-Mar-2012 21:15
Great shot of the highly decorated room. Very sharp and nice even lighting. That looks like a heater in the left alcove. V
Walter O. Koenig11-Mar-2012 20:41
Very nice interior detailed interior shot. Beautiful colors and decorations. "V"
Colin Storey11-Mar-2012 20:24
Fantastic image of this impressive bedroom. v
Kinga Chwalkowska Zadlak11-Mar-2012 20:18
Excellent and beautiful interior, HELEN! ~V~
Jeff Real11-Mar-2012 19:49
Amazing splendor! ~V~
John Reynolds11-Mar-2012 19:47
An impressive chair. Well captured, Helen.
janescottcumming11-Mar-2012 19:06