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coronation_coach Ruth and I were in Vienna in 1974.  This slide show will feature the coaches of the Hapsburgs, Schönbrunn Palace and its grounds (the Hapsburg home), St. Paul's Cathedral, and some scenes from around the city.

This is the Imperial Carriage of the Vienna Court.  It was designed and built and refurbished many times through the 18th and 19th centuries.  The paintings by Franz Xavier Wagneschön (oddly, the name translates to coronation_coach_close-up Detail of the guilded axles, spokes, etc. of the Imperial Carriage of the Vienna Court. princess_coach This coach, with its cupids and angels, is for princesses. coach_medallion Medallion on an Imperial Carriage.  The Hapsburg double griffon holding gthe double eagle with the symbol of Rome dangling. coach_driver's_seat Symbol on the driver's seat of the Ceremonial State Carriage of Emperor Franz Joseph and of Emperoe Karl I of Austria.  Built by Carl marius in Vienna in 1890. coach_interior Personal Coupé built by the court saddler in 1872; used for foreign potentates in bad weather and for archdukes and archduchesses. coach_lamp Headlamps cast an image of the Imperial Crown.  On slow processions, hearlds spread cloaks embroidered with the crown in silver and gold with pearls, rubies, etc. NapoleanII_baby_coach To show scale, Ruth is standing next to the Children's Phaeton of the King of Rome, son of Emperor Napoleon and Empress Marie-Louise in 1811-12.  It was built by Tremblay in Paris.  The gold dots on the black body are bees, the Napoleonic emplem. Landau_convertible_coach The Coronation Landau built in Vienna by Ulmann in 1816 and used in 1824 for the coronation of Empress Caroline Augusts when she was made Queen of Hungary. prince's_sports_coach This sporty model had a folding step, making footmen unnecessary, and allowing a rear window view. hearse_for_princess A hearse for a princess. emperoress's_coach Empress's personal coach country_travel_coach Ceremonial State Carriage built in Paris around 1805 for Napoleon's coronation when he was made King of Italy.  What looks like wood was thin gold plating.  Later the gold was removed, and then the wood was bronzed for coronation ceremonies in Budapest in 1916. emperor's_hearse Hearse for an Emperor mourning_coach Coach for mourners greenhouse_cacti_1 Next we'll tour Schönbrunn Palace and its grounds, starting in the greenhouse. fountain_greenhouse Greenhouse with garden and fountain fountain The fountain garden greenhouse_flowers_3 inside_greenhouse sky_from_under_tree greenhouse_flowers_1 greenhouse_flowers_2 greenhouse_cacti_2 pocketbook_plants pond actors Austrian TV was filming while we were there.  Schönbrunn was named for a sweet water spring, the trees_avenue The trees were shaped into flat avenue shades. kindergaten_class A kindergaten class was visiting. gloriette Neptune Fountain and Gloriette palace_fountain Schönbrunn Palace palace_from_gloriette View of Schönbrunn Palace from the Gloriette
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