Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Gloriette

The Gloriette was built in 1775 according to the plans of Austrian imperial architect Johann Ferdinand Hetzendorf von Hohenberg as a "temple of renown" to serve as both a focal point and a lookout point for the garden of Schönbrunn Palace. It was used as a dining hall and festival hall as well as a breakfast room for emperor Franz Joseph I. The dining hall, which was used up until the end of the monarchy, today houses a café, and on the roof an observation platform overlooks Vienna.

1 comment:

  1. Having people in the shot really reinforces the scale of it. I like the mood this day.