Belvedere: Dwelling of Princely Magnificence

The palaces of Austria evokes a feeling of nostalgia for a grandeur that never diminish in time. One can feel this on a visit to the Belvedere.  

The Belvedere is a historic site in Vienna, Austria, consisting of two Baroque palaces the Orangery (Upper Belvedere), and the Palace Stables (Lower Belvedere). The buildings are set in a Baroque park landscape and served as the summer residence of Prince Eugene of Savoy.

The architecture of the palace itself is a classical marvel, that our generation and those of the future will ever look back to and admire.

Here are the pictures of the palace which in the entirety of its magnificence are panoramic and worthy of appreciation.    

The panoramic Orangery (Upper Belvedere).

The equally noble Palace Stables (Lower Belvedere).

You will be ushered into the complex via this majestic gate which truly reflects the nobility of its original inhabitants.

The majestic portal

On the front lawn, you can see the picturesque fountain reflecting the palace itself and the trees with autumn leaves.   

The fountain on the front lawn

The most famous exhibit on its august halls is "The Kiss" painted by Gustav Klimt. It is said to be the world's most famous kiss.

A reprint of "The Kiss" by Gustav Klimt

Upon entrance to the palace, you will be greeted by the statues of these Austrian queens in full royal regalia. 

Statue of an Austrian queen.

A portrait sculpture of Maria Theresa.

The palace as a museum and art center exhibits works of art in almost every corner. Some are old paintings and some are sculptures.  

A piece of art on display.

An old painting of ostrich.

A Baroque style wallpaper equivalent.

A quadratura of heavenly glamour.

The interior of the museum.

The garden in between the Upper Belvedere and Lower Belvedere is dotted with magnificent statues of various themes.    

Sphinx Sculpture

Sculpture of a scene from a mythology.

Sculpture of a goddess from mythology.

Another sculpture of a scene from a mythology.

There are also more fountains featuring finely sculpted characters from Greek mythology. The details of the sculptures are simply amazing.   

Central fountain, drained of water during late fall.

Magnificent sculptures of the central fountain.

Side Fountain

The garden also features ornately designed stairs in classic style and a small labyrinth. 

The ornately designed stairs.

Entrance to the labyrinth.

The exit adjacent to Lower Belvedere is adorned with the following statues depicting gods and goddesses in Greek mythology. 

A sculpture about Christianity.

Sculpture of a goddess.

Sculpture of Dionysus.

Sculpture of a god.

Another sculpture of a god.

I took a photo of myself in front of this finely designed structure. It resembles a special place for someone of noble stature.   

My background is an ornate Baroque infrastructure.

The Belvedere Palace indeed resonates what is inherently noble, profoundly great and intrinsically beautiful...