Schonbrunn. I also visited Schonbrunn on my trip and can attest that the Belvedere, while smaller, is a much more beautiful palace.
Canaletto captured it in the above painting (1758) - compare my photograph with the painting; a few more trees and thats all.
Dominique Girard, who had worked earlier at Versailles, designed the gardens here with flowing fountains and intensely planted beds which are now unfortunately grassed over.
Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt as the country residence of Prince Eugene of Savoy. While the surrounding area was countryside at the purchase of the property in 1697 it was surrounded by development only a few years later and the Prince was forced to buy more land in order to preserve his city views.
Marie Therese. Below is the lower Belvedere seen from the terraced gardens.
Maria Heimsuchung and the Salesianerinnenkirche (say that 3 times fast).
Elias Hossler and a lovely baroque facade by Italian architect Donato Felice D'Allio.
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