Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Drottningholm Palace and Park, part 2


           Walking further through the Drottningholm park I found myself in green walls, narrow corridors and numerous arches. Sculptures appeared unexpectedly when I walked along the alleys.


The purpose of the statues was to surprise a visitor by their unexpected appearance in a green area or as a focal point for a vista. Many fountains also were in this part of the park.


Then I came to the English informal garden.
The English garden section of Drottningholm was laid to the north of the Baroque garden and consists of two ponds, bridges, large open sections of grass and trees in groups. 


 Many walkways were made in this large part of the park. Most of the antique marble statues throughout the gardens were purchased by Gustav III from Italy. 



Since the palace and the park is located on a small island, it is surrounded by the Baltic Sea bays. When I got to the shore, I was amazed by beautiful views.
 

Gulls, geese, ducks, pigeons were flying and floating on the water. In the distance white yachts were visible. Bright blue evening sky completed the picture of peace and tranquility.



Here is my video about this park:
 
 


What style of such park do you prefer: formal, baroque or informal, English style ?

22 comments:

  1. The video shows the scale of the place well. The length of the tree lined avenue and the number of fountains,

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    1. Thank you Sue , glad you liked my video!

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  2. Hello Nadedza!
    I really enjoyed your walk in the English park!
    It reminds me the parks we had in Melbourne!
    Wonderful pictures!
    Dimi...

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    1. I think there are many parks in baroque style throughout the world and I'm glad my post reminded you the place in Melbourne, Dimi!

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  3. Absolutely beautiful! (both series of photos). :)

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  4. I love all the greenery and the little walkways as though they are almost rooms on their own. Your pictures are beautiful.

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    1. Yes, rooms and corridors were shaped by the green pruned bushes, thank you Molly!

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  5. You bring me to a great place! Thank you!

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  6. Lovely walk in this gorgeous park Nadezda and I particularly like the corridors of greenery that you took us through. Thank you for sharing. P x

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  7. Preciosos jardines. Inmensos lugares de naturaleza. Me ha recordado a Versalles Nadezda.
    Si tuvieran que cuidarlo Ellos, seríam mucho más pequeños:)))
    Buen jueves.
    Un beso.

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    1. Si, cuidar jardines tan grandes es un trabajo inmenso, Laura. Tuviste suerte de ver Versalles, yo tambien quisiera!

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  8. Lovely photographs. It's wonderful when a garden can be planted along the water.

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  9. I cannot get over the hedges and topiary...what a marvelous park and garden.

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  10. What a wonderful park, I have never heard of it.
    Vast areas of green to walk in.
    I like all the styles, they each have something attractive of their own. To have them together in one place gives you a very good idea of the differences.

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    1. I agree Friko. They both attract of their own!
      Thank you!

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  11. Hello Nadezda, you travel to many beautiful places :-) I missed your first post about this garden so I had to go back and have a look, all the photos are lovely and the amazing weather makes the photos even better. But your video really shows what a stunning place this is – and it looks like you had the place all to yourself, no one else there?! If you go to Kew Gardens here in London it is almost impossible to take a photo without getting other visitors in it, as you probably saw when you were here. Have you got any snow yet? Here in London it is chilly, but no frost yet.
    Take care, Helene.

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    1. Hi, Helene! The Drottningholm palace is a permanent residence of Swedish royal family and therefore the tourists are allowed to walk in several areas. Moreover it was a weekday evening and I think there are more walking people at weekends.
      Thank you!

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