I continue with the presentation of the Eggenberg Palace.
The interior can be seen only when you join the tour with a guide. So my advice - check the times of the tours. It is very nice, the guide tells many interesting things one would miss otherwise. And the group was small, only 5 or six people, only Austrian except me. So much better than visiting Schonbrunn with the herds of tourists. And what more important, the photos are allowed:). So I was very happy there and recommend visiting it when you are in graz (or even in Austria, the trip from Vienna is not so long).
‘I’m going to build myself a palace’, thought Prince Hans Ulrich von Eggenberg, and in 1625 asked Palladio student Pietro de Pomis to design one of the most important palaces in Styria. Fact: the design of the construction and interior follows a mathematical and allegorical model, conceived to make Schloss Eggenberg into a complex symbolic reflection of the universe.
The cycle of 24 state rooms culminates in the main festival hall, the Planetary Room and serves as both the beginning and the end of the ring of state rooms. The cycle of the oil paintings in this hall was created by Hans Adam Weissenkircher and displays the four elements, the 12 signs of the Western zodiac and of course the seven classical “planets” (planetes asteres: wandering stars) known to Antiquity. The cycle of paintings by Weissenkircher melds the architectural program with the ornamentation of the palace thereby achieving an allegory of the "Golden Age" ruled over by the House of Eggenberg.
The peacocks from the Graz Peacock Garden formerly located between the inner city and the city park have found a new home in the Eggenberg Schloss Park. The species are of both the white variety and the more common Indian blue peacock. During mating season, the loud cawing of the males as well as their brilliant plumage adds an exotic flair to the splendor of the park as they try to attract the larger but less colorful females. I saw white peacock for the first time :)
In 2002, the Austrian Mint honored the importance of Schloss Eggenberg, by using it as the main motif of one of its most popular silver euro commemorative coins: the 10 euro Eggenberg Palace commemorative coin. The reverse side shows an image of Johannes Kepler, a personal acquaintance of Eggenberg’s who taught at the former Protestant school in Graz. His first major work, Mysterium Cosmographicum describing the Copernican system, written while he was still in Graz, likely had an impact on the symbolism of the design of the palace
(Informations from Wikipedia and Graz tourist info)
This is the view of Planetary Room. It is the biggest hall in the palace, but all other rooms (many of them!) have also such rich and beautiful decoration.
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macjake (64714) 2014-06-29 1:41
you never showed me this room inside your house! Haha
What can i say? Very elegant, very rich, very sophisticated...all the things i am not :)
Beautiful scene, glad you included some of the patterns on the floor too. Lots to look at and admire. A fine indoor shot.
InasiaJones (31562) 2014-06-29 1:53
After Jean-Jacques abbey, it's good to enjoy a more structured and less exuberant baroque interior.
A beautiful hall full of details and panache, nicely captured under natural light, with just the right amount to make the crystal chandeliers sparkle and the reliefs to be raised.
snunney (94919) 2014-06-29 2:17
A room empty of people so that we able to concentrate our attention on the sumptuous decoration. Nicely framed and very well exposed and with excellent colours and detail. I wonder who has the job of cleaning all those chandeliers:-)
siudzi (34141) 2014-06-29 2:50
Jestem pod wielkim wrażeniem tego wnętrza. Bogactwo zdobień fantastycznie uzupełniło architekturę i stworzyło fantastyczną scenę. Świetnie poradziłaś sobie ze światłem , aby uzyskać perfekcyjne szczegóły. Well done!:)
timecapturer (49288) 2014-06-29 2:50
a stunning room and perfectly captured. So much opulence, elegance and delicate beauty on display here in this glorious image.
Enjoy your Sunday - B.
ikeharel (67227) 2014-06-29 3:03
Fabulous big hall in the Eggenberg Palace, Malgo.
I find many attractive elements, the chandeliers, the ceiling and the checkered floor.
Nice use of outside light and fine clarity rendered.
Cheers for this beauty.
Sergiom (73450) 2014-06-29 5:20
Quel plaisir que de pouvoir visiter ces châteaux de rêve. Ici, tu as le grand plaisir d'être seule dans cette pièce remarquable et de bien t'ajuster pour avoir une superbe symétrie. L'ensemble est d'une superbe netteté.
kabel (1924) 2014-06-29 6:49
Hello, a very classical room that showcases the wealth of its patron during those times. Excellent interior photo especially with the strong light from the window on the right. I enjoy your series because Austria is so far away from where I live.
Thank you for the tour,
marabu61 (10273) 2014-06-29 7:10
A true masterpiece of barock architecture that you show us today. The wide hall with its stuccoed ceiling, the wonderful glass chandeliers and the ancient paintings makes this a great room. Even the pattern on the floor is very attractive here. Lovely shot with a perfect exposure and sharpness for an indoor shot.
have a great sunday
Noel_Byrne (29195) 2014-06-29 7:57
What a place this is. Imagine this being a room in your house! Haha, no wonder so many people worked in these places, imagine keeping this place clean and warm. Still, I guess the reason for this s to impress and here are 400 years later and it still does that so perfectly. I like that despite this place being so obviously the place of a wealthy person, it's design is restrained and elegant. You really chose a perfect view on this place, the symettry is wonderful and the light and details incredible. Thanks for your excellent note too, this is on my list should I ever have the privilege to visit this area.
Have a great Sunday
rychem (32267) 2014-06-29 8:36
Niesamowicie bogate wnętrze, doskonałe zdjęcie, świetna ekspozycja, efekt jak marzenie
tyro (23590) 2014-06-29 10:11
How wonderful that you were in a small group and that you were also allowed to take photographs! This sounds to be a very interesting place indeed.
And what a sumptuous room! You have captured it perfectly in lovely soft light with fine natural colours and exquisite details and sharpness. I'll bet that you took many photographs in all of the 24 rooms too!
photoray (13725) 2014-06-29 11:48
Very attractive interior view of the palace' Planetary Room, ornate baroque artworks, classical paintings, marvelous chandeliers, even the mosaic floor is eye catching.
And a bonus with your historical narrative on the palace and connection with astronomy and physics.
Curious_Eye (1320) 2014-06-29 13:55
"Wybuduje sobie palac" - niezle! :) Coz za przepych, ale i elegancja. Piekne wnetrze, ciekawa notka, no i znakomita okazja by dzieki malej liczbie osob towarzyszacych w miare spokojnie moc uchwycic to, co chcesz przekazac. Podoba mi sie jak dzielisz tutaj kadr na trzy wykorzystujac elementy architektury. Jak w poprzednich pracach - super kolory oraz ostrosc szczegolow.
chrislo (4155) 2014-06-29 14:46
A stunning interior with superb architectural details and excellent lighting. There is great symmetry and the wide-angle lens gives us a stunning view of this elegant hall and a perfect sense of space. The exposure is excellent, and so is the sharpness. Your lovely presentation really allows us to admire all of the beautiful details. Overall a wonderful piece of composition.
carlo62 (43583) 2014-06-29 15:55
ottimo servizio per questa bellissima residenza, eccellente esposizione, il pavimento aumenta l'effetto della profondità e sono molti i particolari da osservare. Ci hai fornito anche molte notizie e dato molti consigli nella tua nota, spero di poterne usufruire.
jjcordier (79295) 2014-06-29 23:08
Belle présentation de cette salle richement décorée. J'aime beaucoup l'effet créé par le pavage.
papagolf21 (95539) 2014-06-30 0:05
Bonjour, chère Malgo,
Impressionnante prise de vue nous plongeant dans le passé où la décoration prenait une grande place.
La beauté des lieux est saisissante.
Très bonne journée.
dkmurphys (55907) 2014-06-30 1:27
Impressive decorations. It looks really great. I also like the reflections over the pavement. Good catch!
ChrisJ (109566) 2014-06-30 9:57
A good interior architecture shot with excellent sharpness and ornate Baroque decorations. Nice repetition of the chandeliers and the 2 rows add perspective. The circular tile floor adds interest. Tfs!
nikkitta (17066) 2014-06-30 16:03
Like and admire such interior, good to visit it with a small group, so you can wait or go ahead for pictures
A beautiful room where call the attention the shining and geometric floor as well as the chandeliers
Well done, interesting one
Answer your note about Siberia
People from TE having being there
Jean ( Jemaflor)
Christ ( Jules)
Silvio1953 (136753) 2014-07-01 12:29
Ciao Malgorzata, great view of fantastic interior, excellent clarity, good perspective, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
mcmtanyel (19729) 2014-07-03 21:46
This is a lovely interior shot with great detail and good sharpness. I like the symmetry in the photo and the ambience of the place.
worldcitizen (8200) 2014-07-08 11:47
This is definitely an impressive interior. The details are wonderful, and beside the lovely art and chandeliers, I also like the chairs that are placed against each side! It's great that you included the ceiling, and that the room has no furniture in the center - or crowds of people there either. :-)
mjw364 (444) 2014-07-10 13:07
Nice symmetry in this composition. What a fantastically opulent room. Fantastic.
claudeD (37304) 2014-07-11 5:38
very fine interior architecture picture from Graz showing this wonderful room. Very good sharpness and perfect light managment. Excellent informative note.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
delpeoples (56726) 2014-07-11 5:42
Cara Itchy Feet
Ooh what a lovely place. The reflections on the tessellated floor are really beautiful and I love the graphism of its patterns. Wonderful colours and painting, good light management and sharpness.
Excellent work, un abbraccio
PS: I met Matt Maniano from the Philippines today and yesterday for a mini-TE Meeting :)
adores (43891) 2014-07-19 16:22
It seems really worth the visit! It's not easy to get places without tourists:)! Amazing decoration and I like the pattern of the pavement. Good pov! You managed light very well!