Travel to United Kingdom: Brighton: the Royal Pavilion: Photo 6
Somehow, a half million pounds were spent on the place, which isn't very large. Dorothea Lieven, the wife of the longtime Russian Ambassador to England, wrote to Prince Metternich in 1820: "How can one describe such a piece of architecture? The style is a mixture of Moorish, Tartar, Gothic and Chinese, and all in stone and iron. It is a whim which has already cost £700,000, and it is still not fit to live in" (Qutoed in Clifford Musgrave, Life in Brighton, 1970, p. 183).
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