Chinese Pavilion, Drottningholm Garden
Drottningholm Palace, the official residence of the Swedish royal family, was built in the 17th century as a Baroque summer palace. It is one of the most magnificent palaces in northern Europe, famous for its unique Court Theater and Chinese pavilions.
The Chinese Pavilion
The most interesting building in the gardens is the Kina Slott (Chinese Palace). In 1753, at her 33rd birthday, queen Louisa Ulrika received a wooden Chinese pavilion as a birthday gift from her husband, king Adolf Frederick. It was secretly constructed in Stockholm and transported in pieces to Drottningholm, where it was reconstructed. Ten years later the fragile wooden pavilion was replaced by the current group of four small pavilions, magnificently designed by Carl Fredrik Adelcrantz in rococo style with elements that were considered typically Chinese. At the time Europe's royal families were intrigued by Chinese culture and almost all royal pleasure castles had a Chinese pavilion.
The palace stands on the island of Lovön on the banks of Lake Mälaren. A boat trip brings visitors in about 50 minutes from Stockholm's city center at Stadshuset to the royal domain of Drottningholm. (Source: aviewoncities/Stockholm & Drottningholm)
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Royaldevon (30747) 2012-05-13 1:29
Good Morning George,
You have shown us what a lot there is to see if you visit Stockholm!
I like how you have positioned the elevated walkway, leading from the l/h corner and finishing at the well positioned pavillion. The details are sharp and thought the light is strong, you have controlled it well.
The strong f/g trianle of lawn is interestingly punctuated with repeating shadows.
Have a lovely Sunday,
joso (2417) 2012-05-13 1:35
well put in scene with the eyeguiding line of the wall
mohammad_H (9530) 2012-05-13 1:47
salam : George
منظره بسیار قشنگ با درختان منظم در پیش زمینه
اسمان ابی و لکه های ابر و قصر زیبا در پس زمینه
وضوح بسیار خوب و بکارگیری رنگهای زیبا
روز خوبی داشته باشید
Very beautiful landscape with trees in the background of regular
Blue sky and clouds and spots a beautiful castle in the background
Very good sharpness and beautiful colors using
Have a nice day
ashres (1075) 2012-05-13 2:28
nice composition. the greenery surrounding the building makes it nice place to stay. nice capture.
cornejo (32722) 2012-05-13 3:09
György Hello, very nice composition with beautiful trees and the interesting pavilion, good pov you an interesting perspective depth. The picture is sharp and colorful with a beautiful and natural. It is a good and beautiful work, congratulations my friend. Tfs.
Good Sunday afternoon, happy start to the week.
timecapturer (49288) 2012-05-13 4:12
excellent composition here it entices and flows elegantly. The light and shade are so well managed and just make the colours shine beautifully. A captivating pavilion and you have captured and presented it so attractively. Bravo!
I wish you a peaceful Sunday - Brian.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-05-13 4:13
A very nice presentation of the Chinese Garden with the diagonal wall leading to the building. Yellow and red color combination works well here. The greenery behind and on the sides creates nice atmosphere. Excellent colors and light management.
npecanhuk (66838) 2012-05-13 7:31
Lovely place! The architectural details and natural surroundings are so attractive and truly interesting!
Very beautiful picture!
Sharpness, management of light, colors, horizontal format, black & white borders, contrasts, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Sergiom (61982) 2012-05-13 7:34
J'aime beaucoup l'alignement de ces beaux arbres qui mènent directement vers cette belle construction toute en couleur qui semble dominer le paysage.
Schnappilic (9690) 2012-05-13 11:58
Interesting crop from this beautiful garden a the small part of Drottningholm Palace. Beautiful colors and peaceful atmosphere. Well done!
All the best,
dkmurphys (50202) 2012-05-13 13:35
Very fine postcard from that impressive garden of royal residence. Well taken, have a nice week.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-05-13 13:39
The note is interesting about this amazing building. The clever use of framing the wall and trees. Sharpness and depth are excellent. Light and the colors are natural. Bravo.
have a nice day
Sonata11 (33298) 2012-05-13 22:37
a fabulous shot, a beautiful composition of this place. Wonderful presentation of nature and architecture flawlessly executed with fantastic light, sharpness and colors, amazing POV. Well done. Thanks for sharing.I like it a lot.
All the best,
Graal (98293) 2012-05-14 0:33
Jó napot George,
very nice place in Stockholm. I like the architecture of pavillion. Good composition and presentation. Good photowork.
Have a nice day.
Silvio1953 (124609) 2012-05-14 1:23
Ciao George, great perspective on lovely garden, excellent clarity, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
ChrisJ (100112) 2012-05-14 1:53
It doesn't quite look authentic & the note explains why. But it does have elements of both European & Chinese architecture. Good sharpness, colour & framing. Nice repetition of the trees & the diagonal path adds dynamism & lead in lines. Tfs!
ebingul (1928) 2012-05-14 8:27
Beautiful composition from a good POV creating a very nice perspective.Interesting architecture,excellent colours and beautiful sky.
Congrats and best regards.
siamesa (27747) 2012-05-15 18:44
Boa noite George
This pavilion is charming. Excellent point of view and a perfect capture. Congratulations. TFS
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-07-21
- Categories: Castles, Daily Life, Nature, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Canon Ixus 50
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-05-13 1:20