Autumn in Schönbrunn III

21.10.2017 | Schönbrunn, Vienna, Austria

Happy Thursday dear friends,

Christmas is just around the corner…So here is one more autumn themed photo 😀

Camera: Canon 60D (Settings: HDR, f/5.6, ISO-160, 10mm)
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM

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Warmth in the heart of the winter

Warmth in the heart of the winter by V-Light Photography
05.01.2016 | Palmenhaus Schönbrunn, Vienna, Austria

Hello my lovely friends,

   2016, started with snow in Vienna.❄ It started to snow exactly when the year changed but didn’t last long. Then on the 4th it snowed again and this time transformed the city in a white wonder. Viennese people seem to always complain when it snows cause it gets all yucky and brown very quickly, especially on all the main streets and parks. That’s why, one must either wake up early and go out before all the other people ruin the peaceful scenery, or just go to places where not much people go anyway.

   I thought i would revisit the Palmenhaus in Schönbrunn (click here and here to see it in its summer glory). I hoped the snow would still be fresh there, since you are not allowed to step on the grass and i was right 😀 Of course many people were there, visiting the Palmenhaus but i found my angle and a garden with no footsteps and voila 😉

   When it’s so cold, where do you find comfort? What do you like to do? Obviously, i go out and take photos as i silently scream when i’m not able to bend my fingers under the gloves anymore and successfully press the shutter-release button but still smile cause my warmth and comfort comes from knowing i’m going home to a warm cup of tea and that i also created some nice photos i can share with the world.

   Snow fascinates me! Maybe it’s because where i grew up in Greece it rarely snows and when it does it’s very little. Or maybe it’s because snow makes everything look so much different and all becomes so quiet… 😍

V-Light in the snow
Walking around the Schönbrunn gardens 😎

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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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The Palmenhaus

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  A little taste of the magnificent Palmenhaus and the surroundings. All the info about it and many more photos on my next post! 😀 Stay tuned!

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