Baroque splendor at Dresden’s Pillnitz Castle

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If you take a boat up the Elbe river from Dresden, you’ll see the baroque-style Pillnitz Castle on your left. The castle and surrounding buildings display some decorative Chinese elements. These “Chinoiseries” were fashionable in Europe in the 18th century, when the castle was built.

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In the castle gardens, one of the prime attractions is a camellia tree that is more than 230 years old. It was planted in this spot in 1801 and has grown to a height of almost nine meters (more than 29 feet). A special glass house was built around the plant to protect it from the cold of winter. Every spring, this old camellia tree is covered with some 35.000 red blossoms.

Related post: Dresden goes Disneyland

Written by Thorsten

April 20, 2012 at 8:23 pm

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  1. The pictures are amazing. I’m wondering, is it because of the camera, the photographer or the subject? Or all of the above? ;-D

    Ljubomir Gatdula

    April 21, 2012 at 11:10 am

  2. diese serie ist herrlich

    Hans-jürgen Melzer

    April 21, 2012 at 9:45 pm

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  4. The pictures are beautiful….the rows of the trees planted on the green,green lawn look really great!

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