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Royal Endeavors – Catedral de Burgos

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Dear ladies and gentlemen,

Welcome back to the much expected but less anticipated Royal Endeavors eclectic episode which marks the beginning of the fabulous birthday adventures I recently had in Spain and Basque Country, by starting with a visit at the breathtaking Cathedral of Saint Mary of Burgos.

First I would like to mention this trip is featured and available in the Senior Voyage offer proposals of Christian Tour, one of the most appreciated travel agencies in Romania and the one in charge of most of the cultural trips I had taken with my parents, which we had very much enjoyed.

The greatest thing about these trips, except the destination, are the well-prepared and considerate guides, armed with impressive knowledge, patience and flawless people skills, the optional daily organized trips, which can be quite fast-paced, sometimes exhausting but incredibly rich in cultural and religious tourist attractions and the senior tourists accompanying us, which are absolutely delightful, to my opinion – witty, mannered and high spirited, just as I wish some people of my age would be. Honestly, I always prefer to be surrounded by younger or elder people I have much to learn from.

After waking up at 4 in the morning on the day of the departure, which was not my greatest pleasure (neither 7 or 8 is), we arrived with a Tarom flight to Madrid, where a brand new and fully equipped Christian Tour travel bus was waiting to take us to Comillas, a lovely municipality in Cantabria, northern Spain, set to be our residential town for the next seven days. We were part of an ideal group of 17 people, accommodated in a 54 seats bus so just imagine the discretion, space and comfort each of us had plus time to get to know each other.

With these being said, I will dedicate an exclusive Royal Endeavors blog post to the wonderful Comillas separately, as it hosts several architectural marvels, including one of the few villas designed by Antoni Gaudí outside of Catalonia – the exquisite El Capricho – spacious, intimate and delightful, an exquisite summer residence adorned with the Sun Flower symbol. Stay tuned for more!

Before going any further, deep diving into the historical background of Catedral de Burgos – the first gothic cathedral of the Peninsula – I would like to point out the outstanding psychological factor of seeing such a majestic ornamented interior has on my personal state of being. This is simply a personal experience based on keen observation, combined with a little bit of self-awareness, sprinkled over the refinement of my tastes through time.

I do understand other architectural currents such as minimalism but they are not really my cup of tea. Speaking about tea, the fact that I adore a smokey black African one gives a great suggestion on my preference for any art form which is oppulent, highly decorated, heavy in details, bursting with symbolism and myth in front of my very eyes. This heavy art with a twist of myth and magic is what truly energizes me, especially on my arrival in Spain, after a too early morning start and quite a long journey – not the big empty spaces in fancy “greige” (grey+beige) marble shades but the Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance styles intertwined to shine light upon this  reigning beauty of Castile and León, the impressive Metropolitan cathedral of Burgos, groundbreaking in 1221.

Built over more than four centuries, the Cathedral bears testimony to the creative genius of architects, sculptors, and craftsmen throughout these periods.

The monument is an extraordinary summary of European Gothic influences, which can be admired in every component of the structure, from the facades and chapels to the stained glass windows and sculptures and contains all key attributes to express its Outstanding Universal Value, having been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984.

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Royal Endeavors – Inveraray Castle

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Hello, sweethearts!!! 👑

Welcome back to another splendid Royal Endeavors episode regarding my fabulous adventures in Scotland, dedicated to the ancestral home of the Duke of Argyll, Chief of the Clan Campbell and the iconic, must-see visitor attraction on the West Coast of Scotland – the one and only marvelous Inveraray Castle. 

Inveraray Castle has been the seat of the Dukes of Argyll, chiefs of Clan Campbell, since the 18th century. A visit to this Gothic revival style country house gives an incredible insight into the history of the Campbells, once the most powerful clan in the Highlands. There’s amazing art everywhere, from the displays of Campbell family portraits through history to the lavishly painted interiors. You’ll see work by Thomas Gainsborough, John Hoppner and French artists Girard and Guinard, whose only work survives at Inveraray. 

Perhaps it was the French artistic touch and the baroque glamour of the interiors, the exquisite china and Highland ghost stories that fascinated me instantly when stepping into the extravaganza of this Royal residence, but that is not surprising at all considering the fact I was only surrounded by Art and Beauty. No wonder this envy-inducing castle has been selected as one of the 10 magnificent castles to explore in the old country of Scotland by CNN, precisely on National Tartan Day. 

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Royal Endeavors – Château de Versailles

AAB0AF35-B615-480F-A7F8-2A9660C58DC5“When a Frenchman reads of the garden of Eden, I do not doubt but he concludes it was something approaching to that of Versailles, with clipped hedges, berceaus, and trellis work.”
– Horace Walpole

My beloved audience,

As much as you would like to go on and on and on about so many exquisite locations to visit around the world, the highlight of them all in regards to decadent opulence and gold is the fabulous Palais de Versailles, Château or whatever you want to name it – the crown jewel of France – Heaven on Earth. Dripping with gilt and marble, the colossal palace was the singular vision of Louis XIV, the almighty Sun King, whose lavish, lusty lifestyle mirrored his global ambition for France in the 17th century. It is one of the most distinguished palaces that enchanted my thirst for Beauty, Myth and Glory with an impressive story to tell – claimed and acclaimed an UNESCO World Heritage Site (1979) –  a place of legend and lore which will never cease to impress millions of tourists yearly with its pompous and luxurious style. All that glitters is gold.

“To the public imagination, Versailles is the epitome of opulence,” said Louise Boisen Schmidt, a Denmark-based writer at This is Versailles. “It represents an age in French history of both France’s rise as a fashion and power center as well as the dramatic — and bloody — decline of the monarchy.”

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Royal Endeavors – Chateau de Chantilly

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Bonjour / Bonsoir, mesdames et messieurs! 🇫🇷🇫🇷🇫🇷

Pour moi, ça va trés bien! 👑🥇💃🏻
Enchanted by the Romantic Bliss of Spring Time in Bucharest, I am now gracefully equipped with an adequate mood and proper frame of mind to deliver the last part of the charming Trilogy featuring Your Serene Highness, QueenP, in the absolutely fabulous Chateau de Chantilly. 🏰🌹🏰
I had the undisputed pleasure to visit this Pearl of French Renaissance on a rainy Sunday FunDay with my Aunt D. on the 5rd of March.
According to Numerology, the 5 is extremely independent in mind and soul and surprisingly loyal. Given I was born on the 23 (2+3=5 – lol, I bet you know that better than me) of May (5th month of the year, of course), please be informed of my lifelong interest in Love, Light and Beauty, sublime traits which nurture my very Core and my infinite Dedication to God – which I would like to resemble more in terms of Moral Quality and Divine Grace than with any human. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
That’s what so “different” about me – my standards – my aim to Perfection, which is a trait that the Chosen Few can achieve. Feel the Call haha. It’s called Destiny. 👁👁👁
We might sometimes lose the way with earthly distractions but I now choose not to. 🏆🏆🏆
I actually wanted to go wild in Paris by myself on that Sunday, but Aunt D. had the brilliant idea to invite me to the very place the Chantilly whipped-cream became a legend yuuuuuummm.
Such a Godly Creation deserves a good praise and I am thankful it was invented by Royals to entertain their guests with refined luxurious experiences and distinguished Art. 🥂🌹🍓🍦🍓🌹🥂

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Bonjour, mes amis! 🎩🎩🎩

Nous nous sommes aussi réunis là for my Absolutely Fabulous High Class Fashion Limited Edition Editorial captured by the Much Too Talented Volker Vogue, the second with the famous infamous Monsieur Alexandru Simedru, dressed by His Majesty King Flamingo and slightly covered by his Tu-Tulle Creation – what a magical sight for your sore eyes to my sculptured Pilates legs! J’adore!
Blessings on Blessings on Blessing, like Drake Champagne Papi says. Nevertheless, enjoy Greatness, my friends, it’s history in the making! And please don’t sweat, ain’t nothing wet!
Reigning! 👏🏼👑👏🏼💜👏🏼👑👏🏼

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