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View of the Gloriette, Schönbrunn Palace
29-JUN-2010 Jyothi Karthik Raja

View of the Gloriette, Schönbrunn Palace

Vienna, Austria view map

The garden axis points towards a 60 meters higher hill, which since 1775 is crowned by the Gloriette structure (remember that Fischer von Erlach had initially planned to erect the main palace on top of that hill).

Maria Theresa decided Gloriette to be designed to glorify Habsburg's power and the Just War [a war that would be carried out of 'necessity' and lead to peace], and thereby ordered to recycle "otherwise useless stone" which was left from the almost-demolition of Schloss Neugebäude. Same material was also to be used for the Roman ruin.

The Gloriette today houses a café and gives the visitor a view of the city.

Canon EOS 40D
1/320s f/11.0 at 18.0mm iso200 full exif

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