Thursday, July 26, 2007


The main palace of Schloss Schönbrunn. Just outside central Vienna, this was one of the most important Habsburg palaces.

Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian II purchased the property in the Sixteenth Century, but the current palace was built by architect Nicolò Pacassi, for Empress Maria Theresa, in the latter Eighteenth Century.

Only an aerial view could capture the entire palace, much less the vast grounds and many fascinating surrounding buildings.

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