Friday, September 12, 2014

Temple of Apollo, Schwetzingen

The gardens of Schloss Schwetzingen, in Schwetzingen, Germany, are world renowned, even more so than the palace, as they are preserved from the mid 18th century and feature a number of unique areas. The first of these is the Temple of Apollo.
The gardens are a mixture of Italian and English styles, popular at the time, and the temple is set atop terraced walls. Set inside the garden folly is a statue of the Greek god Apollo, the god of the Arts and of light.
They look down to an Italianate fountain which ends at a rounded lawn, perfect as an outdoor amphitheater.
 The guardrails have a beautiful verdigris finish with gilded suns set at the posts. The details of even such a small corner of the gardens are astounding!
Next week I'll bring some special structures from the Garden at Schwetzingen. I hope this leaves you with a taste of whats to come!


Mark D. Ruffner said...

It's a beautiful space. As a graphic designer, I enjoy seeing a sun motif that fits into a square format. (I'll have to remember that for future reference!)

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Gorgeous ... The Temple of Apollo gardens are splendid. The combination of Italian and English design translates to stately and manicured. Love the sun touches. Well you have me curious and excited to see your next post.
Happy weekend,