The Palmenhaus Part II

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  The Palmenhaus Schönbrunn is a large greenhouse in Vienna, Austria, featuring plants from around the world. It was opened in 1882. It is the most prominent of the four greenhouses in Schönbrunn Palace Park, and is also among the largest botanical exhibits of its kind in the world, with around 4,500 plant species.

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  Built of steel, the Palmenhaus is 111 metres long, 28 metres wide and 25 metres high, and has 45,000 glass tiles.

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  A heavy bomb attack on Schönbrunn Palace in February 1945 destroyed most of the glazing of the Palmenhaus. Many plants died, although some were saved by being transferred to the nearby Sonnenuhrhaus. The rebuilding began in 1948, and the Palmenhaus was reopened in 1953.

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The gardens around the Palmenhaus are glorious as well…

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20 thoughts on “The Palmenhaus Part II

    1. 😀 Thank you so much, it means a lot coming from you! Well, you can have as much lemonade and cake as you like! ^^’ I’m feeling extra generous today!

    1. Thank you so much dear Mitza! 😀 I really do love this place…especially when there aren’t many people around. You can really enjoy the beautiful scenery in silence, only to be “disturbed” by the singing birds! 😀

      1. That’s funny: I like places most of all when there aren’t many people around, too,best even eremitical. I don’t like people on my photos, they “disturb” my composition. Sounds weird. But singing birds are wonderful 🙂

        1. Same here 😀 Good to have someone who understands! I always try to avoid having any people in my photos, that’s why i haven’t really uploaded anything from the center of Vienna but i discovered that on Sundays, especially early in the morning, even the most crowded places are empty…so i have many to shot targets on my list 😉

    1. Thank you Beatrice! 😀 I don’t post stuff that often cause i’m always after a more special atmosphere and you rarely get that. Here i was really lucky, the sky was amazing, the clouds were amazing and i waited until the sun started to go down so i had a very soft light 🙂 Of course i jacked up the saturation and contrast in post-process but the result is just what i felt i was seeing 😀

    1. 😀 It really is, isn’t it? When i first visited this place in late November it was another story… All the gardens were already empty in anticipation of the winter…no water in the fountains…

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