Fortunately, weather was fine today (after some days with heavy rains) and we took the chance to visit Schönbrunn Palace and the Gardens with our guests from Tallahassee, Florida. Mark Fletcher and Sara Chang joined our small group of sketchers on their last day of stay in Vienna.
Impressed by Schönbrunn Palace and the sights in the Gardens we walked uphill to Gloriette and enjoyed a great view over Schönbrunn Gardens, the Palace and some parts of Vienna. Besides sightseeing and chatting we didn't forget to sketch some details of the Gloriette and the gardens.
After sharing our sketchbooks Mark and Sara had to hurry up to catch the train to Salzburg early this afternoon. We all enjoyed the few hours we spent together and maybe we can meet for another sketchcrawl.
Further information on Schönbrunn Palace:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sch%C3%B6nbrunn_Palacehttp://www.schoenbrunn.at/en.html
Schönbrunn Gardens, view up to the Gloriette
Schönbrun Palace from Neptune Fountain
the Gloriette with pond
Schönbrunn Palace, view from the Gloriette
inside Café Gloriette
Gloriette in Schönbrunn Gardens.
One of the massive sculpted trophies besides Gloriette.JohnGabi
View of Schönbrunn Palace and the city behind.Fanda
Inscription on Gloriette and translation.
Built during the reign of emperor Joseph II. and empress Maria Theresa.
Group of sketchers