Posts tagged ‘garden’

August 1, 2015

Wien – Volksgarten

by ada

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June 21, 2015

Baden bei Wien – Kurpark

by ada

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February 1, 2015

Wien – Augarten in (a snowless) winter

by ada

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November 18, 2014

Budapest – Budai Arborétum, the upper garden

by ada

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October 25, 2014

Škofja Loka – Loka Castle

by ada

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May 2, 2014

Tata – Esterházy Palace

by ada

Tata Esterházy 9

Tata szobor

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Tata lemon tree

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Tata view

May 1, 2014

Tata – Angolkert (English Garden)

by ada

The English garden in Tata was constructed in 1783 and was intended to be a palace park for the Esterházy family. Unfortunately, their residence itself lies two lakes further on the other side of the town, so this garden was somewhat out of reach. This fact caused some discomfort which was solved in the typical Hungarian way of generous extravagance: instead of setting up a park near the palace, they had a new summer residence built in the far away park. English gardens were considered to be modern and fashionable right back then, and since we had the deep desire to keep up with European standards (which desire we’ve already given up since then), it was clear it must be an English garden with all its accessories. So what do you need for a well-equipped English garden?

  1. Plants. And high trees. Plenty of them. Check.
  2. Some water, preferably a lake and/or fountains. Check. Both. Unfortunately, the fountains do not work anymore, but honestly, what is still working in Hungary? You see.
  3. Cute bridges over said water. Check.
  4. Ducks. Check.
  5. A greenhouse with exotic plants. Check.
  6. Some ruins. If you do not have any ruins, don’t give up. You can build your own. From parts of original ruins situated somewhere else. The result will be somewhat eclectic in style but very romantic. So, ruins, check.
  7. The same with caves. If you don’t have them, build them. Check.
  8. Religious place where you can worship God(s)/Mother Nature/Goddess Diana. Or in this case, Allah. Hungary was part of the Ottoman Empire for more than 150 years and those years didn’t pass without a trace. We got used to the Turks and their exotic ways (and their coffee. Definitely their coffee). We got mixed with them. They took our women for their harems and our children for their army. They grew to love us and, according to my Turkish friends, they still do love us. It’s an unrequited love though, because we Hungarians never ever value anybody else but ourselves. That’s what makes us the sympathetic and friendly people we are. Haha. But we still want to show that we are a hospitable nation and that Turks are always welcomed at their former residence country. That’s why we built a mosque. But it’s also important to show that they are supposed to stay only for short periods. Definitely not for another 150 years. And only in manageable amounts. That’s why we built said mosque so small that only five people fit in it if their rugs are spread on the floor. And that’s also why we keep this mosque closed all the time so that even those five people can’t have access to it. I’ve told you that we are a nice, hospitable nation.

Anyway, the English garden is beautiful even without an insight into Hungarian history.

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April 22, 2014

Budapest – Füvészkert (Botanical Garden)

by ada

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Füvészkert blackbird

Füvészkert madarak

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April 20, 2014

the tulips should be behind bars like dangerous animals

by ada

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February 26, 2014

Martonvásár – the park of Brunszvik castle

by ada

Martonvásár lake 6

Martonvásár park 2

Martonvásár tree

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Martonvásár park 4

Martonvásár park 3

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Martonvásár lake 2

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snowdrops Martonvásár

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Martonvásár Óvodamúzeum

Martonvásár Brunszvi Teréz szobor

Martonvásár lake 9

Martonvásár castle 7

February 24, 2014

first snowdrops of 2014

by ada

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snowdrops Martonvásár 3

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October 27, 2013

Eisenstadt – Schlosspark Esterházy

by ada

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October 23, 2013

Salzburg – Schloss Hellbrunn

by ada

Hellbrunn solar clock

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Hellbrunn unicorn

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Hellbrunn painted walls

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Hellbrunn wall unicorn

Hellbrunn toy soldiers

Hellbrunn window

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October 4, 2013

Wien – Oberes Belvedere

by ada

Wien Oberes Belvedere 5

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September 11, 2013

and went on in sunlight, into the Hofgarten

by ada

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July 19, 2013

Salzburg – Botanischer Garten

by ada

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June 16, 2013

Bad Reichenhall – Königlicher Kurgarten

by ada

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January 27, 2013

Salzburg – Orangerie

by ada

Orangerie Salzburg

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October 18, 2012

365/292

by ada

Eating sandwiches on a bench in Mirabellgarten.

April 28, 2012

365/119

by ada

Webcam live: that’s what I’m seeing right now.

 

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