Although it is probable a little disrespectful to call this a side garden, it was & compared to the back garden this was a mere flower bed.
The name Schonbrunn means ("beautiful well") & in 1696 construction began on the middle part of the palace. However soon after this parts completion it was redesigned on the orders of Maria Theresa of Austria, who wished the architecture & gardens to be in the stile of the Rococo era.
Schönbrunn Palace was a vigorous centre of Austria's empire and the imperial family, and stayed their summer residence until the more-or-less "abdication" of Charles I of Austria, in 1918.
In the 19th century one name is closely connected with Schönbrunn's, Emperor Franz Josef I of Austria. He was born there, spent the majority of his life there and died there on November 21, 1916 in his sleeping room.
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Gustaw (21670) 2008-09-29 10:35
Hi, my friend!
Yes, I remember. Some years ago I was in Wien. It is very famous place. I like your beautiful garden. And beautiful palace.
Cricri (115519) 2008-09-29 12:07
Intéressant l'arriére du château avec des parterres joliment décoré, bon POV, détails et couleurs
Good evening for you
Photo65Net (43120) 2008-09-29 14:12
Nice POV !
I like the perspective, and how you caught the garden graphics.
Have a nice day,
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2008-09-29 14:23
A classical...but always lovely view!!! Nice POV with the gardens and the castle!
gunbud (34066) 2008-09-29 18:58
The silver blue sky compliments the the beautiful yellow palace graciously while the lush green gardens make an ideal lead in that provides great depth to this fine image.
Clarity, colors and sharpness are right on the money.
MLINES (12516) 2008-09-29 19:21
Hi Wilson, You show us a whole new side of this magnificent city. Ideal POV and good clarity. TFS. Murray.
bracasha75 (24589) 2008-09-29 22:32
I was once there,Viena is realy beautiful city and i have over 50 friend and cousins there
Graal (101706) 2008-09-29 23:54
great flower bed from famous place in Vienna. Well done photo. I like it.
pablominto (53746) 2008-09-30 2:11
I like the point of view and the resulting composition!
Fine leading lines take my eyes right to the majestic architecture, which is captured with sharp fine details...
Interesting flower arrangements!
Vasa (3706) 2008-09-30 4:15
Hi Wilson, friend,
your point of view has the big capacities: nice panoramic view. In any case wonderful corner of Vienna. You missed the sun for better colors, but your Canon is your big friend. Me too.
Budapestman (82620) 2008-09-30 5:21
Superb photo from this beautiful palace. The optic angle distinguished, the ornate forms of the garden prevail nicely. The slightly angry sky provides romantic mood to the picture. Beautiful and spectacular photo. Have a nice day
jemaflor (93187) 2008-09-30 11:28
Interesting perspective, nice castle with these gardens, good sharpness and colours for grass and flowers.
stego (24132) 2008-09-30 11:43
I like very much this view over that little flower bed of that world famous little cottage. :-)
You took god profit of the elevated PoV, producing an interesting compo and a view that it isn't so usual to see.
The light is dull, but of course that is not your fault, but I am glad you managed to make the sky interesting.
Silvio1953 (136633) 2008-09-30 13:27
Hi Wilson, superb composition by great POV with splendid perspective and wonderful colors, very well done, ciao Silvio
sacavem (18620) 2008-09-30 13:41
Olá Wilson, titanium:)
Is a beautiul postcard of this place. Good colors, definition and contrast.
danyy (0) 2008-09-30 22:57
loin d'avoir les meilleures lumières ici, on voit que le ciel est tourmenté et que les appartitions du soleil doivent être rares.
Des couleurs quio manquent un peu de vivacité, mais cela n'enlève rien au charme de l'endroit que tu as photographié d'un endroit adéquat.
danos (94194) 2008-09-30 23:05
Good morning Wilson,
what a nice and panoramic shot of this splendid garden with the Palace to cover the background!!I like the well-proportioned gardens,the perspective and the depth that is created.Well done.
Have a nice day,Danos
patdeph (35748) 2008-10-01 1:30
the light was not the best but you have a really beautiful sky!Your high POV gives a dreat depth to the photo,and from here we can see very well the composition of this beautiful garden,in front of the castle!Very well done!
rodgerg (55767) 2008-10-01 4:13
The prospect to this famous palace is here superb: the garden with nice flowers, the building and the mounatins in the BG!
A famous and very nice place, a very beautiful image. Good photowork.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2008-10-01 4:44
The point of view is learnedly selected, to show these splendid gardens, but also architecture. Beautiful colors in spite of a not very luminous sky. Cheer.
Have a nice day
robob (3646) 2008-10-01 8:10
C’est un endroit majestueux, les jardins sont richement aménagés !
Chouette point de vue sur ce palais !
Très bonne soirée à toi,
JCG (35129) 2008-10-01 8:59
An interesting shifted visual angle which gives a good depth to the image I find. This castle is superb and is quite representative of this splendid city which I will like to know. A park which seems very pleasant in addition. Pretty composition, thank you Wilson.
With all my friendships and a very good evening,
Nicou (136072) 2008-10-01 9:26
quelle vue, quelle immensité, mangigique, avec ce jardin fleuri et graphique la fontaine, une bien belle compo.
Bravo et amitié
claudeD (37268) 2008-10-01 11:27
excellent shot from Vienna with a good composition and excellent colors and sharpness.Very well done.Bravo.
With regards from Luxembourg
siolaw (38292) 2008-10-01 21:13
A well chosen POV, slightly on the side to give a different perspective.
The weather was not the most sunny, but you got nice colors, specially on all these flowers of this beautiful 'side garden'!
John_F_Kennedy (43625) 2008-10-02 0:28
Great shot, nice angle with the great view to the agrden. Sharp, colours and details are excellent. Well done.
jhm (148678) 2008-10-02 2:23
Splendid angle choice, we see splendid the garden in foreground.
Also the "Schonbrunn means" building in background, beautiful place for a nice stroll.
Nice composition and good presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
Tue (32498) 2008-10-02 14:18
I find the POV you chose really good here, a little higher than the garden and with the famous palace well placed a little left of the centre. From this POV the shapes and decorations of the beautiful garden are perfectly visible. Good photo work, thanks for sharing!
emjleclercq (15780) 2008-10-02 21:13
Nice perspective of the place. I did not know the gardens, interesting too but in my opinion with to much alleys compared to the garden itself.
All the best,
Jean-Luc (5488) 2008-10-03 3:17
C'est typiquement un jardin à la "française". D'ailleurs les architectes de l'époque s'inspiraient beaucoup des modèles français.
Quoiqu'il en soit c'est une belle perspective d'un "back garden" qui ne semble pas très fréquenté.
UnTrained (0) 2008-10-03 12:11
I like this overview from that POV, offers a lot, even in that less light with no real shadows. The open lines of the flower parts really invite me. I think I see some strange less sharpness in the middle of the castle, just like a result from a cloud or a stitch.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
UlfE (14641) 2008-10-03 21:45
Wonderful view from Schonbrunn. This side view is a bit unusal and I would not have guessed that it was Schonbrunn even if I have been there several times. I really like you high POV and the composition is perfect. TFS and have a nice weekend!
xavshot (69835) 2008-10-03 23:06
j'aime beaucoup le POV donnant sur cette place. L'utilisation du grand angle est bien choisie pour nous permettre d'apprécier la longueur de ce ce jardin.
gildasjan (43356) 2008-10-04 0:57
Un cadrage qui met bien en valeur la perspective de ce magnifique jardin.Un ciel gris mais le contraste de cette image est bien rendu.
anducina (8407) 2008-10-04 2:00
It seems that everybody managed to photograph Schonbrun from more interesting POV than me ! Superb geometrical park, beautiful combination of colors and shapes.
leo61 (0) 2008-10-04 23:26
Good shot from this famous place.I like your high POV here and the non symetry.The image looks a bit pale but it was the weather`s fault.
COSTANTINO (62627) 2008-10-06 10:31
I like this landscapr because it evokes a sense of peacefulness...
Famous and beautiful place
I like it very much,I really like this beautiful garden..
thanks for sharing Costantino
ocskaymarci (2684) 2008-10-06 12:51
Do you know where I have been on 6th October 2007? In Vienna!! It was only a one-day-visit (you know, because you commented all of my photos from here), so we didn't have time for the Schönnbrun Palace. I suppose it's only worth to visit if you have a whole day for it or more.. ((:
Nice photo of this "back garden", I like the POV and the various colours. The composition is also excellent!
pboehringer (770) 2008-10-07 6:13
the famous Schoenbrunn. Nice composition with teh symmetrical element and yet slight off center placement to avoid the fixed equality on each side.
tabora (0) 2008-10-08 13:08
Superbe perspective sur ces beaux jardins et le chateau.
beaucoup de détails a admirer.
JorgeCK (2620) 2008-10-10 14:43
Excellent composition and POV, The details are incrediably sharp. the DOF is superb and the colors of the gardens are beautiful.
pierrefonds (63290) 2008-10-12 5:12
The point leads our eyes through the garden toward the Schonbrunn castle which is giving depth to the photo. The tree are nicely framing the garden. The picture is clear and sharp. The colors are enhanced by the good light.
Angelillo (9374) 2008-10-13 14:30
It's a great sight of the "gardens" and the palace. I think your POV emphasize very well the luxury, the big spaces, the ordered geometry of the baroque. I like your perspective!
axiotea (21651) 2008-10-16 6:51
The gardens are very well maintained and just look splendid!
They created a nice visual impact and lead nicely the eye to the palace. I like to see the hills in distance....
Floydian (30970) 2008-10-19 7:24
What i like here is your pov which shows a great view over the whole area. The depth that is created by that pov is really good and gives the picture a great boost...well done.
JoNoCarmo (291) 2009-02-16 1:38
Good composition and nice flowers colours,
it would be a bit better if you had framed the flowers-bed in foreground. but its good anyhow. Rgds - JCarmo
- Copyright: Wilson Beckett (jaywalker) (16101)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-08-30
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 60D DIGITAL, 18 - 55 mm EF-S 3.5:5.6
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/640 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2008-09-29 10:30