Saturday, 27 August 2011

The Belvedere exterior and castle garden in Vienna

The Belvedere is one of the most famous castles of the Austrian Monarchy. It was built from 1717 till 1723 on the instruction of Prinz Eugen from Savoyen. From every end of the gardens you have a view on the castle. The most beautiful statues are from Sphinxes and mythological figures in fountains. Facing the north, you see the St. Stephans Dome. On the south side there is a duck lake. When I was there, the castle was already closed for visitors and the sun was retreating very rapidly. Because of that some of the pictures are a bit darker. On one of my next visits to Vienna, I am certainly going to try to see the interior.

Het Belvedere is één van de meest beroemde kastelen van de Oostenrijkse monarchie. Het werd gebouwd van 1717 tot 1723 in opdracht van Pins Eugen van Savoyen. Aan iedere zijde van de tuin heb je zicht op het kasteel. De mooiste standbeelden zijn van Sfinxen en mythologische figuren in fonteinen. Aan de noord zijde heb je zicht op de St. Stephans kathedraal. Aan de zuid kant is er een meer waar vele eenden vertoeven. Toen ik daar was, was het kasteel reeds gesloten en de zon ging snel onder. Daardoor zijn er enkele foto’s iets donkerder. Bij een volgend bezoek aan Wenen zal ik zeker proberen de binnenzijde van het kasteel te bezoeken..

Belvedere Vienna Austria
Belvedere Vienna Austria
Belvedere Vienna Austria

Belvedere Vienna Austria
Belvedere Vienna Austria
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7 comments:

  1. Your perspective on this grand architecture is wonderful, Filip. I really like how you showcase the sculptures and fountain using the Belvedere as backdrop. I hope you and Kristel are well (and the pups, too!).

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  2. One more time wonderful impressions from Vienna and the big buildings. I love your photo from the Sphinx and all the others too !

    Have a nice weekend.
    Greetings, Synnöve

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  3. simply beautifully captured shots...lovely place to visit!

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  4. That's a lovely set of photos .. the subjects themselves are already beautiful.

    Did you walk from the office? Howlong did it take you?

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  5. What a structure and grounds. Very impressive. I love the light.

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  6. Wonderful captures of an amazing building and surrounds.

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