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Monthly Featured Post – Hofburg Palace, Vienna – A Glorious Monument to Royal Opulence


This photograph depicts the glorious Hofburg Imperial Palace in Vienna, Austria, once home to the mighty Habsburgs of Austria-Hungary. It currently serves as the official residence of the President of Austria. Its exterior as well as its interiors are great reminders of the opulence of the European royals in the Age of Empires.

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Author: himanshusahay23

I am a 17-year old Indian student in Dubai, preparing for my transition to college in the United States this year. I am fanatically in love with cars, Manchester United, mathematics and crime fiction. Most of my articles have been written in odd places like washrooms and school buses, hope you like 'em! Cheers!

59 thoughts on “Monthly Featured Post – Hofburg Palace, Vienna – A Glorious Monument to Royal Opulence

  1. Wonderful photograph!

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  2. I’ve seen it in real life, but that was in the snow! It looks totally different here. I like the reflections on the wet pavement πŸ™‚

  3. Great shot. I’d already pressed ‘like’ before I read your comment on my post at http://karlsdailyphotoscapes.wordpress.com/2012/05/16/day-321-its-a-long-way-down/

    What did you use to take / process the photo?

  4. Lovely photo. I especially like the reflection on the wet pavement.

  5. LOVE this photo dude! Keep it up! Ima follow your instagram too!

  6. Great shot! The reflection off the wet hard surface makes this image stand out. — Rob

  7. Thanks for your comment on my cat-photography :>

    I like this photograph very much; as others already said, the reflection on the wet pavement really is an eye-catcher.

  8. I think that this is a wonderful shot! I absolutely love the reflection :)!

  9. Reflections give this shot that special dimension. Well done! πŸ™‚

  10. That’s one impressive building.

  11. Beautiful photograph. Love the colours…so royal. I have always had this huge wish to go to Vienna. Especially during Christmas.

  12. This is a gorgeous shot! Thanks for the comment today on my photography blog. Appreciate it!

  13. This is a sweet shot you got, I love it! Thanks for looking at my work, I appreciate the support!

  14. The subject here is great and I like the way you have captured the light, the sky and the reflections of the posts.


  15. Hey! Not bad photography!
    -Aaron (hawth.me) πŸ™‚

  16. It looks like a painting πŸ˜€ that`s the first thought came to mind when I saw this photo ^.^ I love the tone and the depth of this , really good job πŸ˜€

  17. And the royals have a very interesting history too

  18. Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful.

  19. I like the shot. I think the angle at which you captured this is appealing. I really love all of the reflections. What time of day/night was it when you took the photo? It seems like it was probably fairly dim out and the ISO had to be pretty high to expose the photo (hence all the noise, I’m kind of a fan of noise by the way)?

    • Well I guess you know a lot about photography. Honestly, I’m just a kid with an iPhone. πŸ˜› so it’s just the photo apps that I use that modify the shot settings automatically, and as far as noise is concerned, you’ll find a lot of it in my pictures because te iPhone camera isn’t the clearest.

      • I know a little about photography, but not a ton. I only started with photography this year, it is my second favorite hobby, I would say (music being first). Nothing wrong with being “a kid with an iPhone”, it is ideas that create good photography, not the equipment used. You should check out the book “The Best Camera is the One That’s With You” by Chase Jarvis. He is a famous photographer that made the book to show that it is not the camera that is important; the whole thing was shot with his iPhone.

        Keep up the good work πŸ™‚

      • Well thank you. I will certainly check out the book. And well photography isnt my favorite hobbies either, I am more of a writer. That being said, photography is a fun pass time and I have put up a new photograph. Do check it out! πŸ™‚

  20. it is a well done shot….you have an eye for lighting

  21. I am familiar with this place, and I’m always amazed at its opulence. Great photo.

  22. nice iphone shot!

  23. awesome! Idk why your comment was in my spam folder but I found it. Thanks for sharing.

  24. Beautiful photo!
    Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting.

  25. The coloring is just phenomenal! Thanks for sharing!

  26. beautiful photo, I’d love to go to Vienna!

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