The staircase in the largest of the Loire Valley Chateaux, is possibly the worlds most famous spiral stair. It consists of two separate intertwined staircases that go up three floors without meeting.

The staircase in the largest of the Loire Valley Chateaux, is possibly the worlds most famous spiral stair. It consists of two separate intertwined staircases that go up three floors without meeting.

The magnificent Peles Castles, with its fairytale turrets and pointed towers rising above acres of green meadows sprinkled with haystacks, was built as a summer residence by Romania's longest serving monarch, King Carol I, who died and was buried here in 1914, just months after the castle�s completion.Peles Castle was the first castle in Europe to have central heating and electricity.

The magnificent Peles Castles, with its fairytale turrets and pointed towers rising above acres of green meadows sprinkled with haystacks, was built as a summer residence by Romania's longest serving monarch, King Carol I, who died and was buried here in 1914, just months after the castle�s completion.Peles Castle was the first castle in Europe to have central heating and electricity.

Haweli, Jaisalmar, Rajasthan. The intricacy of the architecture is almost unimaginable. The patience that must be required to craft such an ornate piece of work is breathtaking.

Haweli, Jaisalmar, Rajasthan. The intricacy of the architecture is almost unimaginable. The patience that must be required to craft such an ornate piece of work is breathtaking.

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