I’m a Canadian, who’s spent almost half her life in Toronto. While the city possesses notable architectural feats like the CN Tower, Skydome and AGO, it lacks the beautiful and age old architecture found throughout Europe. Castles especially and no, Castle Loma doesn’t count.
When visiting Europe, there’s nothing better than seeing castles. They’re romantic, decadent and full of history. For someone like me who’s grown up outside of Europe, they’re especially enchanting.
My love affair with castles began in Italy last September when I cast my first glimpse at a castle in Soriano Nel Cimino and continued last December when touring Eastern Europe. First there was Prague Castle and then there was Schönbrunn Palace.
Imagine my delight when I found out we would be touring the palace on Christmas day? Not only that, the Christmas market would open and we’d have time to shop and grab a hot cup of mulled wine. I can’t think of a better way to spend Christmas morning. Yes, I drank wine at 10 AM!
This is one of my many photos from Schönbrunn Palace. Click to enlarge.
I love the yellow and green colors of the palace, the detailing in the balcony railing, the lamps and most of all the furious falling snow!
Schönbrunn Palace, it’s buildings and park is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most popular tourist attractions in all of Vienna.
This photo was submitted to the Budget Travelers Sandbox weekly Travel Photo Thursday where they offer bloggers the opportunity to post their travel photos.
* All photos in this post were taken by me, unless otherwise indicated and are protected under copyright.
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