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Schloss Schönbrunn at night

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This photo was taken shortly after I arrived in Vienna, that was in October of 2002. My husband brought me and my daughter here as he said this place is a must see! Besides, we can walk for only a few minutes from where we live to the Palace. (But we transferred now so I do not have new photos of the place).

Schönbrunn (beautiful well) was started out by Maximilian II as a zoo for wild animals and a garden for exotic plants. The place became a regular visiting spot for the royal Austrian Family. In 1696, a palace was built (the middle part only) and through the years constructed to how it is now.

Schönbrunn is one of the most important cultural architecture in Vienna and also a major tourist attraction that it has been renovated to suffice the needs of the touring visitors. Inside, one can tour the palace, the gardens, the orangery and the gloriette atop a hill (photos to follow). There is also a zoo, a maze and playground for the kids. The Gardens and the Zoo still reminiscent of why the Schönbrunn exists today. Restaurants and food stalls are also available.

The gardens and palace have been the location for various movies, namely A breath of Scandal with Sophia Loren, Marie Antoinette by Sophia Coppola and briefly in James Bond's The Living Daylights.

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Janet (DC Confidential), I hope this relive memories of yours. :-)

19 comments :

  1. Gee: I lived in three different apartments in the nine months I lived in Vienna and one of them was three blocks from Schoenbrunn in a lovely apartment at Hietzingerhauptstr. 38d. I'm going to have to dig out my photo albums from Vienna. You're totally making me nostalgic!

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  2. P.S. I got so caught up in my own memories, I forgot to say, "Beautiful picture!"

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  3. Lol Janet! That was so lucky for you to live there! How often do you visit? Thanks btw, I uploaded this coz you mentioned it during theme day. Happy weekend!

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  4. after Sound of Music, I wanted to visit Austria. One of these days, I'll make it there.

    DallasDailyPhotos

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  5. Come by on April Midas...when its Spring! I might bump on you then! Happy weekend!

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  6. I visited Vienna and I remember Schloss Schönbrunn. I honestly prefer your amazing photo to the original because I ever thought that the building is too... Severe.

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  7. Sadly, I haven't been back to Austria since I came home in 1991. However, I'm hoping to correct that this year. I have friends who live in London and Basel and I'm hoping to visit later this year.

    (As for the addresses I lived at in Austria, I had the foresight to write them inside the cover of a book I've kept all these years! I spent five months in Linz, ten months in Wien, almost two months in Weiner Neustadt, and almost a month in Villach.)

    Thank you again for posting pictures that bring back so many lovely memories!

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  8. what a beautiful building, it looks so stately.

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  9. Thanks Fabrizio! Come by again...in August, the European Football will be held here!

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  10. Wow, you have been overall Vienna, J.M. Glad that this photo reminded you of your stay here. Come by if you want to walk down memory lane! Thanks!

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  11. Thanks Jim, the movie Marie Antoinette (with Kirsten Dunst) portray the palace well, how it was back in the heydays. Happy sunday!

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  12. Gee: I didn't realize I left my last comment using my other blog site. I'm sure you've figured out that D.C. Confidential and J.M. Tewkesbury are the same person with two different blogs. (Yeah, I'm one of those bloggers...)

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  13. Yes, I did as I saw your initial; J.M.; I said to myself after posting a reply that...its Janet also!

    Then I visited the link and saw that photos came originally from DC Confidential...I just wasnt able to realize it sooner before I replied lol...hihi.

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  14. g_mirage, thank you about inviting me there. I really love Austria (and its small village overall) but unfortunately I'm one of those few not really football addicted. So happy to come again but not next August for sure ;-)

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  15. =) I too Fabrizio...would rather shoot with my camera about lovely places...but I can also take photos of the game!

    Have a happy week ahead!

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  16. Gizelle - Senor Enrique's Manila blog is already included in my Around the World guide and has been for some time.

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  17. Beautiful and awesome picture. I wanted to see where they shoot Sound of Music...it must be a pretty place.

    Dallas Daily Photo

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  18. Thanks for droppin by...sound of music is a little far, its in salzburg where mozart was born though it looks like the hills here too! =)

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  19. No wonder why some movies are choosing the place as their setting. Very beautiful!

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