Thursday, 23 August 2012

The fabulous peacock gardens of Wallenstein Palace, Prague

The gardens of Wallenstein Palace are just fabulous. They have everything: trees, flowers, ponds, bushes, statues, walking paths and peacocks. The peacocks were nervous due to the large volume of tourists who visit the gardens and the mating season. The white females scream to attract colourful males who then start to open their fantastic green yellow wings. When another male or even a tourist comes to close the peacock starts shaking its tail so fast that it sounds like a nest of bees zooming. I certainly kept my distance but am very happy with the picture I took from the assertive male peacock.

De tuinen van het Wallenstein paleis in Praag zijn gewoon ongelooflijk. Ze hebben alles wat je in een prachtige tuin kan bedenken: bomen, vijvers, struiken, bloemen, standbeelden, wandelpaadjes en pauwen. De pauwen waren wat nerveus door de vele toeristen die de tuinen bezoeken en het was paringsseizoen. De witte vrouwtjes roepen op de mannetjes en de kleurrijke man opent zijn fantastische groen gele staart. Als een ander mannetje of toerist te dicht in de buurt komt, schudt hij zo snel met zijn staart dat het geluid vergelijkbaar is met een nest zoemende bijen. Ik bleef op veilige afstand maar ben zeer tevreden over mijn foto van een assertieve mannelijke pauw.. 
 
Wallenstein Palace Gardens

Wallenstein Palace Gardens

Wallenstein Palace Gardens

Wallenstein Palace Gardens

Wallenstein Palace Gardens

Wallenstein Palace Gardens

Wallenstein Palace Gardens

Wallenstein Palace Gardens

Previous Prague article: The Loreta church and pilgrimage in the Prague Hradčany district

Previous Park article: The “Monnikendam” and a park called “Plantsoen op de Stadswal”, Amersfoort

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21 comments:

  1. Prachtig, Filip, een schitterend 'decor' en zo mooi onderhouden !
    Je mag fier zijn op je pauwenfoto's !
    Lie(f)s.

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  2. Prachtige locatie en uitstekende foto's.

    groetjes, Joop

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  3. such a magical visit via your blog post; so very stately and pristine but the white peacock stole the show. Fortunate birds to live there!

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  4. The female looks like she is wearing a big white flowing ball gown. I think they prefer some privacy to perform their mating ritual. I agree, your pictures tuned out well.

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  5. Filip, I've never seen a white peacock - she looks like she's wearing a bridal gown. The photos are fabulous.

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  6. I had never seen a white one either. Prague is a palce I've always wished to visit... (not only for white peacocks!!). :-)

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  7. Simply a walking beauty of grace and style!

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  8. Wow, I have never seen a white peacock!

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  9. really impressive! the peacock pictures are so beautiful...looks like a great visit! You have done somany things in Prague!

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  10. Beautiful captures of the peacocks.

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  11. Magnifiques les photos et je ne connaissais pas ces paons blancs! merci du partage! bisoussssssssssssss

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  12. ohmigod, the peacocks are adorable and you got wonderful close ups!
    Have a nice weekend,
    Léia

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  13. Gorgeous photos from this place and the park and the peacock. Really beautiful !

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  14. Beautifull place and Peacock is wonderful. It's been years since I've seen it and its big beautiful feather tail.

    Have a lovely weekend.

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  15. Schitterende tuinen! Wat een variëteit. Je mag best tevreden zijn met je foto met de pauw die is ook super!

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  16. Your peacock photos are amazing. What a great capture you have of these. I was very surprised to hear the sound of these birds the first time that I heard them.What colorful and interesting birds to see walking around in such a lovely garden!

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  17. I've not seen a white peacock before. Love your shot of the fully coloured peacock, it's a beauty!

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  18. Inderdaad dit is een prachtige park. Groetjes Dietmut

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