Posted by: danielfee | August 9, 2012

Travel Photo of the Day 08-09-2012

Linderof – Bavaria, Germany

Linderof Gardens

 

Linderof Fountain

Linderhof Palace is located in southwest Bavaria. It is the smallest of the three palaces built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria and the only one which he lived to see completed. The gardens surrounding Linderhof Palace combine formal elements of Baroque style or Italian Renaissance gardens with landscaped sections that are similar to English gardens. The landscape gardens cover an area of about 125 acres, perfectly integrated in the surrounding natural alpine landscape. The formal gardens that surround the palace are subdivided into five sections that are decorated with allegoric sculptures of the continents, the seasons and the elements. The northern part is characterized by a cascade of thirty marble steps. At the bottom end of the cascade is the Neptune fountain and at the top there is a Music Pavilion. In the eastern part is a wooden pavilion containing the bust of Louis XVI. 24 steps below it there is a fountain basin with a gilt sculpture “Amor shooting an arrow”. A sculpture of “Venus and Adonis” is placed between the basin and the palace.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Looks just like my house!

    • You must live in a really nice farmhouse. 🙂

      • I was kidding. And the farm’s just metaphorical.

      • I assumed that, I was just trying to be funny.


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