Thursday, 2 August 2012

Viennese Escapes
Prince Eugene's Schloss Hof

In the Gardens
of Prince Eugene of Savoy's
country estate, Schloss Hof

On the horizon
beckons another country, Slovakia

A plum orchard
alongside the main building

I spied many a plum whispering
"I'll soon be ripe and ready!"

A walk through the gardens
of Prince Eugene's country estate
means experiencing summer at its very best,
like entering a dream and sailing on clouds

Photographed 1 August 2012
in the gardens of Prince Eugene of Savoy's Schloss Hof Summer Palace
An hour's drive from his Viennese Belvedere Palace, going eastwards
Click on the label below for more images of that heavenly place!
Images and Text © by Merisi

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31 comments:

  1. Hello Merisi, Ingrid here from the Travelling tea pot blog. Thanks for touching base. Priscilla is not back to the USA. BTW, I love Vienna. Try to stay at least 1 night on stop overs with a friend every time I travel in Europe. Not this year, but next year for sure. So liebe Gruesse von Kanada, von einer ex Kaertnerin aus Villach, Ingrid

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  2. As I made my way to Prince Eugene's Schloss Hof
    I had to give a quick cough.
    No matter that I gave my hat a doff.
    She thought I was a complete toff.
    She even began to lauf
    Hahahahahahahaha
    I scoffed
    And ran off
    In a huff.
    Never more will I venture to Prince Eugene's Schloss Hof.
    ROLF

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  3. Duke Skywatcher02 August, 2012

    Oh cyrstaline skies
    So blue...so bleu
    N'ere darken I pray you
    Till it is time for mouton stew.
    A slew of clouds cover the perfect pedestals.
    Oooooooooooo

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  4. What a beautiful place and heavenly skies for a backdrop! Terrific composition and superb captures for the day, Merisi!! Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Sylvia! I'll have more pictures of the gardens. ;-)

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  5. Those photos are gorgeous! I'm especially fond of the second one; the composition is just right.

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  6. I so enjoy traveling with you. Lovely architecture and clouds.

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    1. You would love going out to see the countryside and Prince Eugene's summer estate!

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  7. This is an amazing place! Gorgeous skies!

    Hope you can stop by and say hello at my blog, and if you have not already done so, "Like" Hood Photography on Facebook! Thanks!

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  8. Wonderful tour of a beautiful place. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  9. Beautiful photos, Merisi. When we were there last spring it was so cold and uncomfortable. Would like to go back and see it the way you did.

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  10. Beautiful sunny day, and wonderful blue sky!

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  11. Yes, no doubt you've managed to capture the beauty of these beautiful places in your beautiful photos are impressive. Happy weekend.

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  12. Such beautiful blue skies over beautiful views! So love the romantic white statue!

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  13. beautiful skies even in Vienna. :)

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  14. Clouds like this makes me wish I could fly :-)

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  15. The blue of your sky is so beautiful and it is set off so nicely by the railings.

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  16. Beautiful sky at your end! Happy sky watching and a great weekend too.

    Your comment on my Sky Shot will be greatly appreciated.

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  17. Thank you all for your kind comments!

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  18. Thank you for showing me such a beautiful part of the world and thank you for sharing your high altitude experience on my blog :D

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    1. You are welcome, and thanks for stopping by! :-)

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  19. Wow, I'm not sure which is more beautiful, that sky or what lies beneath it! They go beautifully together, that's for sure. I love these photos! My favorites are the second one of the statue with Slovakia beyond (that is just a perfect photograph!) and the last one, with the stunning contrast between the white marble (?) and intricate black metal railings. So eye-catching!

    It looks like you enjoyed a gorgeous day for strolling Prince Eugene's gardens; the only thing missing was fully ripened plums. :-)

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  20. All wonderful photos, but I especially enjoyed "On the Horizon" with its beckoning creature and fluffy clouds.

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  21. Thank you all for your kind comments!
    Cheers,
    Merisi

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  22. Schloss Hof has been on my to-do-list for years. I´m wondering if I ever will go there...

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