White Stone Livadia Palace, situated in one of the best parks and the coast, from the first minutes captivates with its beauty, extraordinary architectural harmony with the surrounding landscape, the unity of snow-white building with an exotic green frame. And, of course, its history. Age Livadia is small, but interesting biography of her. The palace was built in 1911 on the draft of the Russian architect NP Krasnov as a summer residence of Tsar Nicholas II. But history has disposed of its own: after 6 years accomplished the October Revolution. In February 1945, the White Hall of Livadia Palace, the historic Yalta conference held leaders of three allied powers-the USSR, the USA and Britain, largely shaped the postwar feast.
Thanks to the outstanding talent of the master, Livadia Palace has the unusual property - all part of the building most exposed to the sun. The solemn-ornate palace is beautiful! The main entrance, as if skillfully woven from lightweight lace, decorated with blue-white marble columns and decorated with fine artistic carving. Medallions of columns - the initials of the reigning family. And on both sides of the arch - large vases from the Ural gems.
All are delighted! Huge windows of White Hall, stucco decorations, evil wrought iron gate leading to the Italian yard, elegantly decorated in oriental style Arabic courtyard. For one of the stairways leading into the interior of the palace is adjacent pergola - an arbor of climbing roses. And next, over a small stone wells, sculptures frightening chimera - a mythical creature with a lion's mouth, serpent's tail and goat's carcass. Left off the eastern facade - the outdoor staircase to the galleries, leading to the rooms of the Empress.
The west side adjacent to the palace of Exaltation of the Cross church, built in Byzantine style. Above the entrance - the archangel Gabriel. As the original frame adds even greater value of precious stones, and Livadia Park, emphasizes the beauty of the palace.
Cedars, pines, cypresses, trees, shrubs, flowers of different kinds and forms, and among these truly fabulous thicket - fountains and pergolas. We can not stay near the fountain in the form of a sheep.
A park pavilions? Pink, Royal, Turkish, and, finally, a huge 80-foot pergola, extending from the palace towards the sea, thickly twined with roses and grapes.
Everything here has to rest and at the same time radiates some kind of life-giving energy.