Monday, November 24, 2008

More from Vienna: Schonbrunn Palace

Former home to the rulers of the Hapsburg empire, Schonbrunn palace is so large it has its own subway stop, and so yellow that its shade used to be known around the world as "Schonbrunn yellow." We spent an enjoyable Sunday morning exploring its rooms and grounds, learning about Maria Theresa's 16 children, Franz Josef's spartan habits, and the paintings adorning practically every available bit of wall space.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

As splendid as are the spires and statues, and as much as I enjoy seeing them, the flesh and blood couple in photo#1 wins the blue ribbon, here.