Wednesday 29 December 2010

Upper Belvedere Palace in Winter

Upper Belvedere Palace
Prinz Eugen-Straße 27
3rd District

this afternoon
Copyright by Merisi


  1. BBBBRRRRRR!! It must be soo cold there! My acu-weather says upper 20's and 30's--too cold for me! Imagine life in that palace before central heat!!

  2. Merisi, I agree with Amber that the palace does look pretty chilly, but it also seems timeless in that setting, as if it has always been there.

    Back to modernity, the Chanel shops here also have got that theme. I love the cut paper, while also thinking that the Anthropolie merchandising team are the masters at the use of paper, even recycling masters.

    Our NYC blizzard is on the thaw now, drips from above, slush from below. We try to find endof year happiness inbetween. xo

  3. Amber,
    it was pretty chilly!
    Belvedere, with its two palaces, the lower one downhill and the upper on top of the hill, was Prince Eugene's summer residence. I was early for an appointment nearby and walked the whole length of its gardens, a walk that offers beautiful views of the inner city (the First District) and the vineyard hills and the Vienna Woods beyond. It takes about twenty minutes to walk the whole length. Clicking on the "label" links below opens older posts, with more images of Prince Eugene's palaces.

    I really like Chanel's Christmas windows, I hope to pass by their in daylight before they change to another theme.
    We have finally dry walkways again, I hope New York gets rid of the slush on the streets soon!

    Vicki Lane,
    I have not been there, but looking at the frozen reflecting pool with the winter sky above, St. Petersburg came to mind.

  4. What a splendid winter scene! I cannot imagine what it costs to heat such a huge place.

  5. Fantastic vantage point. Love the almost monochrome look to it, but for the palace itself.

  6. This looks like a drawing...
    Not real at all...
    A fairy tale..?


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