Showing posts with label Museums. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Museums. Show all posts

Sunday, July 8, 2012

The Monument of Diego Velazquez in front of Prado Museum in Madrid

It is a nice experience visiting one of the finest museums in the world. During my three weeks stay in Madrid, Spain last March 2012, I had the chance to go inside its famous museum, the Prado Museum.

The statue of Spain's famous painter, Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázque is found in front of the Prado Museum. He was a Spanish painter who was the leading artist in the court of King Philip IV. He was an individualistic artist of the contemporary Baroque period, important as a portrait artist.

A closer shot of Velazquez during our visit to the Prado museum last March 2012. I finally had the chance to go inside the museum. Sad to say  taking pictures inside is forbidden.

Birth name:  Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez
Born:  June 6, 1599
Seville, Spain
Died:  August 6, 1660 (aged 61)
Madrid, Spain
Nationality:  Spanish
Field:  Painting
Movement:  Baroque
Works:  Las Meninas, 1656
Rokeby Venus, 1644–1648
The Surrender of Breda, 1634–1635
The Monument of  Diego Velazquez in front of Prado Museum.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Weekend Escapades in Germany

What a wonderful day we had today! Thanks God for the chance to enjoy our day today and for giving us a safe trip. The weather was perfect for sightseeing around. We had been to different cities and towns here in Bavaria, Germany. We also visited some castles, churches, museums, resorts and other interesting places. Oh yes in one day, we were able to make it. Some places we visited are Kelheim, Riedenburg, Beilgries, Kratzmuehle and some other more.

I guess I am quite sleepy now. I will give you more updates tomorrow in my other blogs. I also hope that you had a great start of the month. I am very thankful to God that I am always blessed with good things in life despite of some trials and problems. Life is like that and we must have to be thankful that we are in this world. Take care everyone. Lastly I want to extend my thanks and gratitude to all blogger friends, visitors, viewers and readers for always visiting me in my sites. take care guys and enjoy your weekend!
these are some of the photos which are taken at Falkenhof Schloss Rosenburg. we had a great fun there watching amazing birds that are trained like eagles, falcons, owls and a lot more.
waving for happiness in fro nt of the castle..thanks also to my dear beloeved husband who is very kind, loving and supportive.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Not so Good day!!

Hi guys, how's everyone!! Sorry not much have time to update my blog for quite some days, as we went out of town to Frankfurt..My husband got some vacation days so we made a little bit trip!! That was quite nice seeing other places again!! We just went home now and I felt so tired even got some migraine again!

The weather was so bad as as we went home so my husband had to drive very carefully!!
Thank God we arrived home safe and sound!!

Alte Nicolaikirche (old St. Nicholas Church), once the Chancellor chapel.
built in 1290 to replace the old court chapel which used to belong to the Saalhof (Court)

Roemerberg in Frankfurt- the oldest historic traces of settlement in Frankfurt are found here.

See you all tomorrows guys, I'm still having a little bit migraine but not so bad as before!! Goodnight!! and take care everyone!!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Vienna, Austria

I have been one time in this very magnificent capital city of Austria, Vienna. I just love this place and hope to be back there next time!! sharing to you some of my photos and a little of its history.

Vienna is the place where the spirit of Austria's biggest history is still alive. Austria's biggest history, this was the time of the Austrian Empire, and the capital of the empire was Vienna. But the very first beginning was around the year 500 BC, when Vienna was founded as a Celtic settlement.

in front of the Parliament, Vienna..lots of amazing monuments here

still in Parliament building.. it's very nice here in the night..

Hofburg, Vienna

Heldenplatz Square - dedicated to the victory over Napoleon

in front of Albertina, an opera house in Vienna

In 15 BC Vienna became Roman, and the city was called "Vindobona". During the Middle Ages, Vienna was the capital of the Babenberg Dynasty. In 1440 the Habsburg Dynasty took the power, and Vienna became their residence. The Ottoman-Turkish invasions of Europe in the 1529 and 1683 were stopped twice just outside Vienna.

Vienna is composed in 23 districts which all have their own names: 1st Innere Stadt (city centre), 2nd Leopoldstadt, 3rd Landstrasse, 4th Wieden, 5th Margareten, 6th Mariahilf, 7th Neubau, 8th Josefstadt, 9th Alsergrund, 10th Favoriten, 11th Simmering, 12th Meidling, 13th Hietzing, 14th Penzing, 15th Rudolfsheim-Fünfhaus, 16th Ottakring, 17th Hernals, 18th Währing, 19th Döbling, 20th Brigittenau, 21th Floridsdorf, 22th Donaustadt and 23th Liesing.

The heart and historical city of Vienna, the Innere Stadt (Inner City), was once surrounded by a mighty city wall. The wall was removed in 1857, and the new space was used for a street around Vienna, todays "Ringstrasse". Imposing buildings, monuments and parks were created along this Ringstrasse, such as Rathaus (town hall), the Burgtheater, the University, the Parliament, and the State Opera.

Vienna is famous for its many parks. Some of these parks include monuments, such as the Stadtpark and Belvedere Park with its baroque-style castle. The principal park of Vienna is the Prater, which is situated on an island formed by the Danube River and the canal. Schönbrunn, the beautiful Imperial Summer Palace, includes an 18th century park and the world's oldest zoo (1752).

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