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“Pic of the Week”. May 31, 2013. Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna

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One of Vienna’s many outstanding attractions is Schönbrunn Palace, the one-time summer residence of the Hapsburgs, situated on the outskirts of the city.  The palace and it’s grounds are very popular with tourists, though you’ll not see the great hords and massive waiting lines characteristic of Versailles (which I liked much less than Schönbrunn).

Palaces like this offer an interesting insight into a royal life I find hard to envision.  The palace has over 1400 rooms, dozens of scultures, landscaped lawns and gardens, and many beautiful fountains.  It would have been staffed by hundreds of servants and housed hundreds of guests and horses as well. 

This photo was taken from near Neptune’s well, looking back over a small part of the gardens to the rear of the Palace.  If interested, you can read and see more about it and other Vienna attractions here.

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