Imperial Palace - Innsbruck, Tyrol (Austria) by sstarlightss

Imperial Palace - Innsbruck, Tyrol (Austria) by 

WINNER IN THE February challenge (February 24, 2012) LAUNCHED BY “Everything Old is New Again!” Group – MANY THANKS TO THE MEMBERS WHO VOTED MY IMAGE

- Featured in “Everything Old is New Again!” Group – December 27, 2011
- Top Ten placement in “Best photo of a buildings interior” Challenge (July 15, 2010) launched by “Old and New CITY BUILDINGS” Group – MANY THANKS TO THE MEMBERS WHO VOTED MY IMAGE
- Second place in the “Best photo showing a ‘grand’ room inside a building” Challenge (Mai 3, 2010) launched by “Fountains, Wrought Iron & Gates etc.” Group – THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR YOUR VOTES
- Featured as Top Ten placement in the “Palaces & Castles in Austria” Challenge, launched by “Austria” Group – Mai 25, 2009 – MANY THANKS FOR ALL YOUR VOTES
- Featured in “EUROPA” Group – May 9, 2009
- Featured as Top Ten on “The Royal Challenge : about Kings & Queens” by the “Historic Landmarks of Europe” Group
- Featured in “Historic Landmarks of Europe” Group – February 19, 2009

1769 views – August 11, 2011

The Imperial Palace at Innsbruck – the Capital of the Alps – once was seat of the Tyrolean sovereigns…
The Imperial Palace was erected by Archduke Siegmund the Rich in late Gothic style around 1460. It was rebuilt in the Baroque style (but with rococo detailing) between 1754 and 1773 on orders of Empress Maria Theresa. The Palace, flanked by a set of domed towers, is a fine example of Baroque secular architecture. The structure has four wings and a splendid two-story Riesensaal (Giant´s Hall), painted in white and gold and filled with portraits of the Habsburgs.
The Imperial Apartments consist of 25 state apartments dating from the 18th and 19th century and the Giants´ Hall (the Alps most lavish banqueting hall).
At the end of the 15th century, as Emperor Maximilian I. held court at Innsbruck, the Imperial Palace had already today’s dimensions. Empress Maria Theresa renovated the existing palace in the monumental baroque style. One of the many showrooms is the great Festival hall, that once was the most lavish hall in the whole alpine region. Lots of precious antiques furniture the various rooms. Though most of the furniture is not the one originally used, but date from the 19th century, e.g. the wooden furniture in Biedermeier style by Johann Nepomuk Geyer or Rococo furniture from La Vigne, the rooms are a stylish entity. 2008/09 the royal rooms are being renovated, but are still open to the public (inside the Palace, no flash no tripod allowed).

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  • Pamela Jayne Smith
    Pamela Jayne S...about 6 years ago

    beautiful shot! I love the chandaliers and the reflections of light really lovely!

  • Thank you, Pamela, you’r always he first commenting my shots. Nice from you. This Palace is really beautiful! I’ll post a chandelier’s shot at “Light up My Life”. All chandeliers are from Bohemia… stuning chrystal

    – sstarlightss

  • Pamela Jayne Smith
    Pamela Jayne S...about 6 years ago

    I would love to see the chandelier shots (tomorrow now as signing off for the night!) I bought a couple of small Bohemian Vases from Cezcholslavkia (or was is it Hungary) many moons ago and always had a facination for the crystals as well!

  • Hi Pamela, just upload the Chandelier… For me is a beauty. Hope you’ll like it

    – sstarlightss

  • bubblehex08
    bubblehex08about 6 years ago

    Thank you for entering this in our group “Historic landmarks”. Interesting description section, too!

  • Your very welcome, Hex, our host in the Group.. Glad you like it. Unluckly we can post only one pic… I’d like put in a collage, showing the beauty of this Palace but, in it, every shot was resulting low quality :I ’ll post other ones the next days. Thanks for take your time to leave me this message. Friendly. Claudia

    – sstarlightss

  • Teresa Zieba
    Teresa Ziebaabout 6 years ago

    Wow sweetie, this is gorgeous. Incredible place and capture.

  • Thank you very much, Teresa. Nice from you. Hugs

    – sstarlightss

  • Antanas
    Antanasabout 6 years ago

    lovely photo

  • Thank you, Antanas, for your visit and kind comment.

    – sstarlightss

  • sharwils
    sharwilsabout 6 years ago

    Dear Claudia, this is so very special. So beautiful and also very classy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love it. Big hugs and love, Sharon

  • Hello, my dearest Sharon, how sweet from you take your time for visit my pics and leave always kind comments! I hope you’re going better!
    Love and hugs. Claudia

    – sstarlightss

  • Simon Duckworth
    Simon Duckworthabout 6 years ago

    Lovely shot, such a grand place, i think sometimes natural light is so much more natural ! you have done well to keep the warmth of the lights and a cool interior

  • Welcome, Simon, nice to meet you! The Imperial Palace is really a beautiful place to visit. Many thanks for your visit and kind comment. It’s so appreciated

    – sstarlightss

  • solareclips~Julie  Alexander
    solareclips~Ju...about 6 years ago

    Splendida foto! L’uso della luce naturale miscelato con la luce dalle chandaliers è bello!

  • E’ il posto che è molto bello e la mia piccola compatta Olympus è sensazionale! Grazie delle tue care parole

    – sstarlightss

  • WaleskaL
    WaleskaLabout 6 years ago

    Wow amazing

  • Thanks a lot, Waleska, for pretty comment!

    – sstarlightss

  • Brian Carey
    Brian Careyabout 6 years ago

    Great shot, the exposure is very well “balanced”. And thanks for the history of this building!

  • You’re very welcome and thank you very much, Brian, for your kind visit and nice words.

    – sstarlightss

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