Monday, July 2, 2012

Pic Today 7/2/12













SPLENDOR AT THE IMPERIAL DINING TABLE

No dynasty or empire exhibited more elegance
or splendor than the Habsburgs,
particularly after Maria Theresa upgraded
dining service and detail at Schönbrunn Palace
in the early 18th century.

You can see firsthand the china, porcelain,
gold and silver service that were used
for an elegant table service (for 140 persons)
when you visit this royal Viennese estate.

Rare hand painted porcelain from East Asia & Sévres,
magnificent Fayence candelabra, and the incredible
Imperial "panorama plates" . . .
chests still full of matched tea cups and saucers,
gold and silver flatware, even silver bottle
"neck labels" to identify wines of the world.

What a Baroque spectacle to dine and be served
in the grand dining halls at Schönbrunn Palace.


6 comments:

  1. wonderful blog..love your photography

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  2. People really knew how to craft things. Thank you for the photos.

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  3. These photos evoked me to start a conversation with my husband yesterday. It is not true that all people and cultures are equal. Considering the linear development of cultures, societies that were able to construct structures that were complex, artistic and able to withstand time, barring earthquakes. So there is a difference between cultures who were able to think in complex ways, write books, build edifices and eat cooked foods and pastries versus those who lived in mud huts and trees and ate worms.

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  4. Okay, rereading my comment does not make sense because it skipped some of my sentences. Do you think I need a new mac? Say yes. Yes?

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    1. Go for it.
      A new MAC would bring you joy.

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