Autumn at Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria

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There is nothing comparable to that feeling of waking up in the morning and feeling the sunlight in your face, when the sky is perfect blue, the weather is just the right kind of cold and there is freshness in the surrounding coming from every trees and every autumn leaves, as if you can feel your very existence up to your fingertips.
schonbrunn palace
schonbrunn palace
schonbrunn palace

I went to Schönbrunn Palace in one such morning.
schonbrunn palace
schonbrunn palace

Extremely early for the 8:30am opening hours, the ticket booth was not open yet, there was no one around except the palace groundskeepers. Though the main palace was still closed, however to walk around the vast surrounding garden is allowed and I together with few joggers had taken the opportunity to enjoy the bareness of the park.
schonbrunn palace
schonbrunn palace
schonbrunn palace
schonbrunn palace
schonbrunn palace

More than the Great Parterre and its 32 sculptures of deities and virtues, the beauty of the Garden lies in exploring its vastness on your own where there is no specific path to take, where every turn leads to something beautiful, a true testament to the idea that the royal garden is an extension of the elegant interior of the palace.

The distant view of the Gloriette, a close up look to the Roman Ruins (Ruin of Carthage), and the calmness of the waters of Neptune Fountain, everything about the Garden is in harmony to surrounding nature and architecture of Schönbrunn.
schonbrunn palace
schonbrunn palace
schonbrunn palace
schonbrunn palace
schonbrunn palace
schonbrunn palace

Designated as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site, a former summer residence of the imperial family and the birthplace of Emperor Franz Joseph, Schönbrunn Palace is one of Vienna’s most important architectural and historical monuments.
schonbrunn palace
schonbrunn palace
schonbrunn palace
schonbrunn palace

Time to enter the palace and follow Sisi’s trail one more time.
schonbrunn palace
schonbrunn palace

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10 thoughts on “Autumn at Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria

  1. Beautiful photography. Captivating prose. Wonderful eye. Traveling vicariously through your blog. Would like others to see your work. So you have been nominated for the Liebster Award for upstart blogs and great content. Hope the link has made its way to you.

  2. I love the morning light – especially the shot of the tree lined path. There is something magical about photographing in the early morning – I think it is my favorite time of day!

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