Unteres Belvedere, Orangerie (Lower Belvedere, Orangery)

by - 5.10.10

It has been 2 years since my last visit at the Belvedere Palace. Back then I already showed the exterior of the Palace (upper Belvedere) and the garden along with the statues, fountains and cascades. This time, let us look at the lower Belvedere, Orangery which has served as a museum since 2007. 

A little history: the Belvedere Palace was commissioned by military commander Prince Eugene of Savoy. He is well-known for the series of wars won against the Ottoman Empire. He is also credited for defeating the Turkish arm at Senta in 1697 and other developments that led to the ending of the conflict between Austria and the Ottoman Empire. 


This is our 2nd stop during the museum-hopping last Saturday. I had wanted to view Rodin's The Thinker being exhibited from October 1 until February 6 of next year....we unfortunately didn't get there as I was too confused which to view first...the works of Edward Burne-Jones, Frederic Leighton and Gustav Klimt among others were also on display. Theirs were under the appellation "Schlafende Schönheit" (sleeping beauty).

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  1. Oh, my! I too would have been torn between seeing the works of all those great artists.

    I blog about my museum visits a lot. Would love to learn more about yours.

    Lovely photos of a beautiful city. I want to go there one day.

    My Watery Wednesday Entry

  2. What a lovely place. Thanks for sharing.

  3. that's the problem with having too much choices and a limited time frame to visit them all - some will be left out.

    that statue in the pond is quite interesting. i can't make it out completely from this angle and distance.

  4. How beautiful indeed.

    Please have a good Wednesday.

    daily athens

  5. I love the lighting and the reflections in the first photo!

  6. Really enjoy the lighting on the first image. Well done.

    Houston Daily Photo

  7. i love the reflection in the water and the museum's architecture is amazing. both photos are great.

    my entry is here. have a great day!

  8. happy WW! thanks for sharing about this amazing palace!

  9. The light on the sculpture and the palace are wonderful! Beautiful shots!

  10. love your night shots, G. the palace looks mysterious.

  11. Lovely photo's. One can really tour around the world on Outdoor Wednesday.

  12. I cannot figure what are those two statues doing. Is there another human statue in the middle? It's like they are trying to drown him.