Sunday, July 29, 2012

Schonbrunn Palace

Schonbrunn Palace is a lovely place in Vienna. It is the former summer residence of the imperial family. Ever since it was completed in 1780 during the reign of Maria-Theresia, the palace was the favorite residence of the Habsburg monarchs. 

One of the highlights of Schönbrunn is the Neptune Fountain or Neptunbrunnen, the park's most monumental fountain. It was built in 1780 by Franz Anton von Zauner, an Austrian sculptor. The Baroque sculpture group depicts a mythical scene in which the sea goddess Thetis asks Neptune to allow her son Achilles a safe voyage to Troy. 
 
 

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18 comments:

  1. such a gorgeous palace but too bad i didn't manage to visit the interior due to the lack of time.

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    1. we were guided inside the palace..It's awesome!

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  2. i guess you didn't have enough time to really explore this palace??

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    1. cos judging from photos A till F, there are really a lot of things to see in there..

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    2. but you didn't show a lot of photos, and many introduced on the wallpaper aren't there.. :p

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    3. maybe it's good if you can give short description to each of the photo.. :p

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    4. yea but I'm not sure how to put those captions using your photo script. Actually there are lots of photos but I didn't put all..

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  3. the fountain is really amazing!! and wow, it's built in 1780, 232 years old!!!

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    1. the palace in photo K and photo L is stunning!! i bet they are facing the fountain??

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    2. i've not been to this palace, but it the structure looks like the one in Versailles of France..

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    3. i've been to that.. and of course this one in Vienna is of smaller scale as compared..

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    4. The fountain is gorgeous. I had to walk all the way down to have a good look at it. The building is at the other side of the palace..not facing the fountain.

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  4. A-F, i thought why the same photo. But later looked properly, it's not

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    1. The carriages is it for tourist?

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    2. The rest of the compound is so beautiful.

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    3. I suppose the carriages are meant for tourists as walking will definitely take lots of time.

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