10 Buildings Built in The Name of Love
Love is a force that makes you walk on air and set the Thames on fire. Russian women for marriage are the embodiment of love which is a muse for poets, artists, composers, and writers. Some men are ready to build incredibly beautiful installations in the name of love. There are several examples of fabulously beautiful and romantic buildings in the world.
1. National Dendrological Park “Sofiyivka”
It was founded in 1786 by the Polish magnate Stanislav Pototskiy. His wife, Sofia, was the daughter of an impoverished Greek merchant. One day, she visited Arkadia park and fell in love with it. The magnate loved his spouse very much and decided to give Sofia a gift, a piece of her homeland in Uman, Ukraine. So, a park “Sofiyivka” was named after its would-be owner Sofia Pototskaya and served as a present for her birthday.
2. Chenonceau Castle
King Henry II had a beloved partner named Diane de Poitiers. She was 20 years older than him. Heinrich was charmed by the maturity of his sweetheart and gifted her an awesome and posh castle. Thanks to Poitiers, people can enjoy a stone bridge over Cher.
3. Boldt Castle
Boldt Castle is located in New York. George Boldt built it in the name of love to his spouse, Louise. He was going to surprise her on Valentine’s Day in 1905. However, this was never meant to happen because a year before the building was completed, Louise had died.
4. Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal was built by a great padishah of Mughal Empire Shah Jahan. He built it in remembrance of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died while giving birth to the 14th child. The building itself took about 20 years, and shortly before its completion, Shah Jahan was overthrown by his own son and imprisoned. After his death, he was buried next to his wife in Taj Mahal.
5. Moussa Castle
The castle was built by Moussa Abdel Karim Al-Maamari. It was the work of his entire life. He was building it about 60 years, trying to realize the dream of his childhood when his sweetheart told him that she would only marry a man who had a castle.
6. Bory Castle
This is the dedication of the master to his beloved wife, Ilona, as her image is found everywhere in the castle. Bory was building the castle for more than 40 years. After the death of her spouse, Ilona and her family lived in the castle for another 15 years, and she died when she was 90 years old.
7. House of Count Nikolai Sheremetev
The house was built on the initiative of his dear wife who was the former serf actress Praskovia Zhemchugova. The countess was a kind person: she donated a lot of money to charity. In 1803, the Countess died from consumption, so the count decided to transform the building into a unique monument.
8. Castello di Torrechiara
It was built in the 15th century by the Italian Count Pierre Maria Rossi for his beloved Bianca Pellegrini. The lovers were in a relationship when Bianca was married to another man. The walls and ceiling were decorated with frescoes telling stories about the couple’s relationship.
9. Dobroyd Castle
John Fielden fell in love with the local widow Ruth Steinfeld. She promised to marry him if he builds a castle for her. They married, but she wasn’t up to John’s expectations, and he sent her to Switzerland to ladyfy her. This killed the love between them all in all. On the castle wall, you can see three letters JFR, hewn out of marble, as evidence that Fielden built the building for Ruth.
10. Larnach Castle
Larnach Castle can be found in New Zealand. Its construction began in 1871 when the Australian William Larnach won at the races and decided to build a castle for his wife, Eliza Jane Guz.