Orangery next to Lower Belvedere Palace
built next to the Lower Belvedere Palace
at the beginning of the 18th century,
now houses modern exhibition rooms.
The original wall of windows
on the southside offers a spectacular view
of Prince Eugene's private garden,
the so-called Kammergarten ("Privy Garden").
The South Façade of the Orangery
View from the Privy Garden
Privy Garden of the Orangery
View towards Upper Belvedere Palace
A Garden Gate
View towards East
West Garden Wall
The blazing Red of Virginia Creeper
If you happen to pass through Vienna
before January 14, 2008,
try to visit the current temporary exhibition
at the Lower Belvedere Palace and Orangery:
Van Gogh, Cézanne and Austria’s Modernists
I have seen it twice so far,
once at night (Wednesdays the gallery is open
until 9pm) and yesterday afternoon.
A visit to the gallery and a stroll through
the vast Belvedere gardens, and later a
Wiener Melange at the nearby Schwarzenberg Cafe',
to catch your breath and plot the rest of the day,
will never disappoint.
View of Upper Belvedere Palace
Photographed in the afternoon
November 1, 2007