Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Decor of Dracula’s Castle

As you know, the actual Count Dracula’s Castle lies in ruins today. Bran Castle, now designated as Dracula’s Castle, was a temporary residence of Vlad The Impaler (Dracula) which he used as headquarters for his incursions into Transylvania. Built in 1212, near the pretty city of Brasov, Romania, it has undergone a renovation or two over the centuries. Step inside. I thought you might like to see some of the interior design and decor of Vlad The Impaler.

There's a lovely sign over the door. I would imagine it says 'Watch out for sharp objects.' Nice lantern.

Another fancy lantern:

Ornate hand-painted tiles and beams:

It looks like someone lives here...someone who plays an organ....

I can understand why these ornate shelves over the bed hold no objects. Who would want to conceal any part of this masterful craftsmanship?

A pretty flower adds a bit of visual softness to a reinforced metal exterior door. Nice touch, Vlad!

Twin window nooks invite you to sit and enjoy the views:

What is a room without a view? Here's what you see from the castle windows. Nice!

I liked the geometric shapes of the windows, beams and door.

Lovely painted bed. Europeans often slept in a nearly sitting position in the old days. They were afraid if they slept fully reclined their mouth might open and their soul slip out. And in the days when big, big hair was the fashion, ladies didn't want to mess up their hairdo.

This is a slightly more elaborately carved bed. Of the two, which do you prefer?

A minimalist hallway. Again, I like the geometry.

An interior door with lovely folk art designs:

Another appealing window nook beckons.

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