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Telegraph: Latvia and Lithuania: the fairytale filming locations for BBC drama War and Peace

Nearby was the first of the BBC’s locations, the Rundale Palace. I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a startling structure: a vast, saffron-yellow Versailles. Its construction, beginning in 1730, had involved 1,000 artisans, and – each day – 433 wagon-loads of materials (including three million bricks, 15,000 planks and 36,000 saplings).

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