Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

September 23, 2012

Schwetzingen

Filed under: Buildings,Not even NZ,Reflections,Trees — paul @ 7:32 am
Imposing Order over Nature

Imposing Order over Nature

For more weekend reflections, go to James’ Weekend Reflections site.

Our generous hosts in Ladenburg, Christine and Hannes, took us to the Schlossgarten in Schwenningen. An extensive park, inspired as it seems by the gardens of Versailles. Apart from the sharply trimmed alleys of trees and geometric layouts in the French style, there are also more natural “English” gardens. The palace was the summer residence of the Palatine Electors, the gardens created between 1743 and 1778 under Prince Elector Carl Theodor who employed well-renowned gardeners for the project.

Our wonderful hosts: Christine and Hannes (Mrs H at left)

Our wonderful hosts: Christine and Hannes (Mrs H at left)

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Parterre de Broderie, Schwetzingen

Parterre de Broderie, Schwetzingen

2 Comments

  1. The first picture is my favourite, even if all those pictures are great. I like the geometrical composition of the symetrics between those arcs and their reflection, and the white bridge crossing the space. Really stunning.

    Comment by 'Tsuki — September 23, 2012 @ 8:06 pm

  2. magnifique endroit !

    Comment by Nefertiti — September 24, 2012 @ 1:20 am

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