Monday, 23 March 2009

My World Tuesday


The Upper Belvedere hosts exhibitions of famous Austrian art, among them painters like Klimt, Schiele and Kokoschka (Visit Belvedere's Homepage - it's really great!)

The Lower Belvedere resembles Prinz Eugen's magnificent living quarters. Representational rooms like the Hall of Grotesques, Marble Gallery and Golden Room, offer a fascinating insight into Baroque interior design - JUST WONDERFUL!!!

Prince Eugene of Savoy (picture: Wikipedia)
is the man behind Schloss Belvedere,
he built the Baroque juwel with the wonderful view over Vienna!

Prinz Eugen von Savoyen (1663 – 1736),
one of the most prominent and successful military commanders in European history,
born in Paris,
but fighting for the Habsburg Monarchy against the Ottomans and many others - read more about his life at Wikipedia.

After that,
walk through the Prince's splendid gardens,
caress the Sphinxes :)
look back over the city of Vienna,
ascending the hill!













































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29 comments:

Barbara Martin said...

Love the photo of the building, and the bit of history. Thanks, Maria.

Photo Cache said...

It's a very impressive structure. Thanks for the thorough presentation. I adore the photos.

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Sujatha said...

Wow! Amazing set of pics. A nice little tour in itself! :)

Sylvia K said...

What an incredible place and your photos are awesome! All I could think about is how I wish I could take this tour in person, but this was definitely the next best thing! Thank you so much for all of them!

SandyCarlson said...

I can't imagine the wealth that would make this possible. What a stunning place.

Elisabeth's bright side said...

Beautiful pictures and a great tour, thank you! Wien has always been on my list of towns to visit and now I can remember why.

Babooshka said...

Wow! That was such a hectic virtual tour. So much to see and do. Some very interesting statues!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Royalty sure live different from the peasants! Beautiful photos!

Today's Blah... said...

Wow, I'd love to be here too...this is a good journey in your world.

Me and my puppies said...

Beautiful, I thought perhaps it was your house! ;-)

VALKYRIEN said...

What magnificent place with magnificent buildings! No question oabout it; they knew how to build beautiful houses in the old days! Thank you for showing this wonderful place - and for giving me an idea of a ny place to visit! Have been in Austria - but didn't go to Vienna! :( Bad choice.....

Denise said...

Fantastic photos and an incredible place to visit. Stunning in fact. I have a feeling I would walk around with my face in total awe.

Arija said...

Maria, you really have outdone yourself this time, bringing us this wealth of wealth and magnificence and shee opulance as wel as a lot of eye candy...

waldviertelleben said...

du hast ja richtig viele bilder gemacht. sehr schön. am liebsten mag ich die sphinxen.
einen schönen tag dir
ingrid

Annie said...

wow..what a tour. Thanks Maria. Love those buildings, and also the special gardens! Annie

Deb said...

your photos are so great, I'm getting to see places I would have never dreamed of seeing!

Donna said...

What a fascinating place! So grand! Love those statues too, LOL.

Clara said...

Wow. You took my breath away with your magnificent pictures. How I'd love to visit Belvedere. Thank you for showing me this beautiful piece of Vienna.

Tricia said...

Fantastic photos & gorgeous views!!! I also like the skies in your photos!!! Great shots!

Small City Scenes said...

Totally amazing. MB

Lawstude said...

that is one excellent place to wander around. i cud only imagine myself going there. great shots.

Lara said...

one of my favourite places in Vienna!

Gaelyn said...

This Prince was one rich man. The Belvedere is amazing. All those sculptures, the garden and iron work are spectacular. Great tour! Thanks for sharing.

antigoni said...

Amazing place! Your photos are fantastic.
And your "Brenda's photo challenge"
post is great, too.

Kessi said...

Oh mein Gott, ist Wien schön!!!!

Romicas said...

Dear Maria, it was great visiting the Belvedere while following your photos. I have been there two year ago and I just loved it! Thanks for sharing those beautiful moments. And Vienne is a wonderful city!! Thanks, Maria.

Romicas

Catherine said...

Maria, Austrians, Vienneses particularly don't have to envy us about architecture or History. How rich is your past Maria; That's wonderful.

Baino said...

Hi Maria. Sorry for not dropping over for so long. I've had slow internet and half your gorgeous photos don't load but now . . .I have fast internet and they are stunning. I remember being here. . it's the most beautiful place and apparently the faces on the griffins are those of one of the owner's lovers! Well that's what we were told. Stupendous.

Catherine said...

I love your photos, I have never seen this palace, Belvedere. I found your blog via Jeannette and your Easter Eggs Market post. This drew my attention as my last post was about my visit to an Irish Belvedere - Belvedere House is in Co. Westmeath in the Irish Midlands, and it is a relatively small Palladian Georgian Villa. If you visit my blog you will see it. It is not nearly as imposing as your Belvedere, how did I miss this 35 years ago when I visited Vienna on my Inter-rail tour of Europe Mainland!