Saturday, July 16, 2016

Belvedere Palace

The Belvedere Palace is a beautiful Palace.  It houses the Gustav Klimt 1907 Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I or the Lady in Gold or Woman in Gold.  Also the Kiss is housed at the Belvedere too.  This photo was on the wall above our bed in our Hotel Am Konzerthaus in Vienna.  We could walk to the Lower Belevedere by the stables and then walk through the gardens from our hotel in about 10 to 15 minutes. The Palace itself is 350 years old. 

When you are in Venna or Wien where do you like to go or stay?
When I saw this painting I thought, oh my friends would love to make something like this. It looks a lot like Mixed Media that we are doing.  Well not on this scale or out of gold either.  But it is very inspirational none the less. This is one I did a while ago.  Okay so not even close but you know what I mean by inspirational.  I love making things that make me smile.  I have to laugh that I am even putting something I did even near to something and famous Artist had done.

The Upper Palace or Summer Palace is Beautiful with flower and fountains out in front.  Don't worry I won't show you something I made with this one.  Just enjoy the beauty.  It was a warm sunny day and the clouds arranged themselves perfectly don't you think.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Walking tour of Venna

I love all the architecture in Europe.  You will find something that is 2,000 years old right next to something that is not as old. It seems like they really took into consideration all their surroundings.  I can't help but take pictures because every time you turn around there is something beautiful.
 We walked as a group with a guide around and she told us all about the buildings and what they were and what they are use for now.  We were walking down this walkway and I looked out this arch and this is what I saw.  I almost cause a traffic jam because I will have to stop and take a photo.  Then hurry and catch up with all the others.  Luckily I have traveled with most of them before so they know how I am with my photos.  I can't wait scrapbook this one.  I must say I did not take as many as I usually do.