Roman and Mediaeval History, Illlustrated Travel Journals, Mediaeval Literature, Geology


8.9.08
  A Fancy Park

Last week I went to revisit a non-Medieaval place, the Rococo palace Kassel-Wilhelmsthal. The prettiest feature that one offers is the large park, a mix of Rococo and English landscape style, with fountains, lakes, pavillions, alleys, a fake Mediaeval tower, and a few gilded statues. Here's a photo collection.

The great pavillion with artifical 'river'

Reeds in a lake, part of the English garden

The 18th century 'Mediaeval' tower

View from the tower towards the palace (mostly hidden behind the trees)

Artificial lake near the palace
 
Comments:
All it needs is a few Corgis, and it would be perfect!
 
So pretty and green!
 
I really enjoy the pictures you take. The digital quality is so good you can almost smell the grass. Thank you for the tours.
 
Grinling Gibbons would be straining at his leash to "fix" that garden.
 
I LOVE the first picture! It could be on the cover of a magazine!
 
Lol, he corgies would love the place. So much space to run about and enough chances to get into mischief. :)

Alianore, the result of your average German summmer, lol.

Thank you, Jeff.

Stag, the gibbons can join Constance's corgies, and then we'll soon have a very creative garden. :)

Meghan, full with people in period dress. I think it would work best on a Romance cover.
 
I love the Roccoco style - we have a garden near me - Painswick House Gardens which was landscaped like that. It's really beautiful and ha a relaxing atmosphere.

Somehow I never thought of that style being found anywhere else lol!
 
What is animal is swimming in the cattail photo?
You take beautiful pictures.
 
Lady D, we have a number of these gardens. It goes back to the time when Germany was a quilt of small, more or less independant entities, and the Prince Elector of This and the the Duke of That all wanted their own little Versailles, their own landscaped park, a hunting lodge and whatever. Some of those survived.

Thank you, Bernita. It's a duck, one of several living there.
 
Very pretty. The first shot looks like a miniature Versailles.
 
Great photos as always. I agree with Constance...the Corgis would be an asset.
 
Lol, corgies make everything better. :)
 
Oh, absolutely! :P
 
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