Feb 13, 2008

Presidential Palaces.

We have seen their official cars, their planes, & now we have their humble abodes. Abode that too a humble one of the most powerful men & women of the world, that's way too undermining the place of their stay. So let us rephrase it, here we have the Presidential Palaces from all over the world, which speaks volumes of riches, power & authority.

Presidential Palace in Athens:

Previously served as the Royal Palace, until the end of the monarchy by referendum & now it is the official residence of the President of the Hellenic Republic.

Presidential Palace in Athens (11) 1

Presidential Palace in Athens (11)  2

Presidential Palace in Athens (11) 3
The land on which the Presidential Mansion was built was, until the final decades of the nineteenth century, outside city limits. The eastern limit of the town was the Royal Palace. Beyond that, there were fields and small farms. The only buildings appearing on the maps of the period were the manor of the Duchess Plakentias (known as "Ilissia" and today housing the Byzantine Museum) and the Petraki, both built in country areas far from the centre of town.
Presidential Palace in Athens (11) 4Office.

Presidential Palace in Athens (11) 5Visitors lounge.

Presidential Palace in Athens (11) 6Visitors hall.

Presidential Palace in Athens (11) 7Large salon.

Presidential Palace in Athens (11) 8Dining table.

Presidential Palace in Athens (11) 9The anteroom off the library was once used as a small informal dining room.

Presidential Palace in India:

Known as "Viceroy's House" till 1950 served as the residence of the Governor-General of India. Now its the official residence of the President of India & is called Rashtrapati Bhavan - the President's House.

Presidential Palace in India (3) 1
The splendor of the Rashtrapati Bhavan is multi-dimensional. It is a vast mansion and its architecture is breathtaking. Few official residential premises of the Head of the State in the world will match the Rashtrapati Bhavan in terms of its size, vastness and its magnificence.
Presidential Palace in India (3) 2Yellow Drawing Room, Banquet Hall, Ashoka Hall, North Drawing Room, Marble Hall, Marble Hall (Center), Marble Hall (Right Gallery), Durbar Hall.

Presidential Palace in India (3) 3Mughal Garden.

Presidential Palace, Helsinki in Finland:

Its one of the official residences in Helsinki of the President of the Republic of Finland, situated on the north side of Esplanadi, overlooking Market Square.

Presidential Palace, Helsinki in Finland (6) 1Presidential Palace in Helsinki.
Presidential Palace, Helsinki in Finland (6) 2Waterfront view.

Presidential Palace, Helsinki in Finland (6) 3

Presidential Palace, Helsinki in Finland (6) 4
The President has the use of three properties for residential and hospitality purposes: the Presidential Palace (Pohjoisesplanadi 1); Mäntyniemi (Mäntyniementie 4) in Helsinki, and the villa of Kultaranta on the island of Luonnonmaa in Naantali on the west coast.
Presidential Palace, Helsinki in Finland (6) 5(Image credit: Presidentti.fi).

Presidential Palace, Warsaw in Poland:

It's an elegant classicist latest version of a building that has stood on the Krakowskie Przedmiescie site since 1643. It was rebuilt & remodeled many times over a period of time & this palace was the private property of several aristocratic families. Now is the official residence of the Polish President.

Presidential Palace, Warsaw in Poland (6) 1(Image: Credit).

Presidential Palace, Warsaw in Poland (6) 2Koniecpolski Palace in Warsaw.

Presidential Palace, Warsaw in Poland (6) 3Column Hall.

Presidential Palace, Warsaw in Poland (6) 4Paintings Room.

Presidential Palace, Warsaw in Poland (6) 5White Room.

Presidential Palace, Warsaw in Poland (6) 6Hetman Room.

Presidential Palace, Vilnius in Lithuania:

This is the Presidential Palace of the President of Lithuania located in Vilnius Old Town.

Presidential Palace, Vilnius in Lithuania (6) 1Lithuania's Presidential Palace.

Presidential Palace, Vilnius in Lithuania (6) 2Palace park & courtyard. 'Official receptions hosted by the President of the Republic of Lithuania on the occasion of the State Day - the Crowning Day of King Mindaugas are held in the courtyard & park of the Presidential Palace.'

Presidential Palace, Vilnius in Lithuania (6) 3Ceremonial staircase.

Presidential Palace, Vilnius in Lithuania (6) 4Gilt handrails decorates the red-carpeted staircase.

Presidential Palace, Vilnius in Lithuania (6) 5White hall is the main hall of the Palace, used for presentation of letters of credence, awards & meetings of the public with the President.

Presidential Palace, Vilnius in Lithuania (6) 6The Negotiations Hall as the name suggests is used for meetings & negotiations of official delegations.

Presidential Palace, Vilnius in Lithuania (6) 7The Executive Office of the President.

Presidential Palace, Zagreb in Croatia:

Formally known as "Vila Zagorje" designed by architect Kazimir Ostrogovic built for the former SFRY president Josip Broz Tito. This is the Presidential Palace, official residenceof the Croatian president since 1992 in Zagreb.

Presidential Palace, Zagreb in CroatiaInside of the Presidential Palace in Zagreb.

Presidential Palace in Alexandria:

Presidential Palace in Alexandria(Image: Credit).

Presidential Palace (Haw Kham) in Vientiane, Laos:

Presidential Palace (Haw Kham) in Vientiane, Laos(Image: Credit).

Presidential Palace in Lebanon:

Official residence of the President of the Lebanese Republic.

Presidential Palace in Lebanon (9) 1Babdaa Palace.

Presidential Palace in Lebanon (9) 222nd of November Lounge (North view).

Presidential Palace in Lebanon (9) 3

Presidential Palace in Lebanon (9) 425th of May Lounge.

Presidential Palace in Lebanon (9) 5Hall of Ambassadors - South View.

Presidential Palace in Lebanon (9) 6Entrance hall.

Grassalkovich Presidential Palace:

The Grassalkovich Palace or the Presidential Palace is located in Bratislava & the seat of the President of Slovakia.

Grassalkovich Presidential Palace

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