27 April 08
Being almost at the city center, I was surprised to see that there was a big garden just beside the Belvedere. As in early times, the palace used to be situated at defence of Vienna, it must have been typical for it to be surrounded by greeneries. Now it is part of the city's 3rd district.In 1803, Europe's first alpine garden was created in the extensive park area of Belvedere castle following a suggestion of Archduke Johann. Today, more than 4000 plants represent the diverse flora of the alpine ecosystem.
The garden is divided into two, the alpine garden and this part in photo is where lots of flowers, plants and trees are identified. It is quite a hidden refuge for tired feet and sleepy eyes. =D
It seems I spied on lots of crows at the Belvedere!