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Belvedere Palace in Vienna - Pano
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Dec 19, 2018 16:33:09   #
Vienna74
 
I shot this as a 5-frame pano last week, which resulted in a 249 mb photo, so I had to reduce it a lot to post it here. This is Belvedere Palace (technically the Upper Belvedere) in Vienna. There is a lot of history associated with this palace, but one of some interest to many is that it was from here that Crown Prince Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie left on their trip to Sarajevo and a date with an assassins' bullets, the act that led to World War I.

The palace was designed and built by Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt and is considered his masterpiece. It was commissioned by Prince Eugen von Savoy. No less an authority on such matters than Napoleon said Eugen was the finest military commander in European history. He was French, but rejected by the French military for being too short, so he went to Vienna to offer his services to the Holy Roman Empire. He served with distinction against the Turkish siege of Vienna in 1683, but it was in the years that followed that he won distinction, first against the French in the west and later against the Turks in Hungary.

Today this palace is an art museum and the most famous painting there is The Kiss, by Gustav Klimt. All of the dark box-like shapes in front are the back sides of the booths at the Christmas Market.
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Dec 19, 2018 17:26:23   #
JoAnneK01 (a regular here)
 
Great photo. You did a great job. Mahalo for sharing.

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Dec 20, 2018 10:51:43   #
UTMike (a regular here)
 
Spectacular work!

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