Poland 2017 ~Part 5~ Łańcut Castle~ interior

Here we go on the 1/2 hour run through the castle, without a guide we had nothing to tell us about anything, but there’s plenty on wiki and the castle’s own site.

Artists and architects who worked in Łańcut incorporated a variety of styles in the castles architecture. The lush classicist stucco works, which can still be seen today were made by Fryderyk Bauman. Apart from classicist, also rococo and Neo-Gothic decorative elements were created. Some made clear reference to the Orient and pre-romantic trends. The castle also received an impressive collection of paintings and sculptures purchased mainly during numerous trips made by the couple and later by the Duchess, who was very creative and constantly looking for artistic inspirations. In fact, even today, in spite of all the later alterations and modernisations, the castle largely retains the character which it received in the course of the few decades, until Duchess Izabela Lubomirska’s death in 1816.

it has it’s own theatre…

The southern corridor, which is accessed from the Ballroom, features the most sophisticated painted ornaments. The Duchess had the walls and ceiling decorated with illusionist design, which transformed the interior into a gazebo located amongst ruins, overgrown with grape vine and hollyhocks. The scenery of the corridor was used by the Duchess as a background for a gallery displaying her collection of sculptures, both antique and 18th century replicas.

So that gives you an idea of how beautiful the place is, and am a bit sad not to have done the full tour with a guide, but I am sure there’ll be another chance one day.

Next time we’ll go for a walk in Big Wood and visit the Bar-B-Q

Stay tooned 🙂

13 Comments

  1. What can I say? Sumptuous interiors indeed. As you know, I regard those as your personal forte.
    And you surely delivered.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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    1. Thanks Pete, hard to get a bad photo there, took a fair few more so I’ll post a link to the whole shebang when I’ve got through the blog posts 🙂

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  2. Pete is right, you really bring out the best of interiors, and given the breakneck speed we had to get round at you did well to take the pictures you did. Mind you we did manage to walk around without having to wear the ‘special shoes’ I’d love to go around again just to study the floors.

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    1. They were beautiful weren’t they, cheers Eddy 🙂

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  3. ohh now I wish I would have taken you to George Eastman House.. (small Castle) lol. what a gorgeous place this is, I liked the one hallway with all the statues., yep you did a fine job in 1/2 an hour for sure:)!

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    1. Thanks Kathy ❤

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  4. It looks beautiful! Unlike some of these ornate places, some of these rooms look like you could actually live in them, fancy though they are.

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    1. Yes it would be nice to live in, not so good to clean, one would need one’s servants 🙂

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  5. You got some really nice shots, especially considering you had to leg it around the place.

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    1. Thanks Steve, it was a bit of a ‘woosh-click’ episode!

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  6. Now this is somewhere I can see myself living.

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    1. Haha you’d need a few quid!

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      1. Yes I would.

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