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  Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria. Baroque Summer residence for the Hapsburg Monarchs.
The Neptune Fountain 1770's was commissioned by Maria Theresa has a central grotto water feature with the sea god's arrival in a shell shaped chariot. Tritons carry conch shell trumpets. The scene was a popular symbol for 18th century monarchs signalling their influence in the destiny of nations.
 
     
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Schonbrunn Palace - Vienna
Schonbrunn Palace
Vienna
Schonbrunn Palace - Vienna
Schonbrunn Palace
Vienna
Schonbrunn Palace - Vienna
Schonbrunn Palace
Vienna
Schonbrunn Palace - Vienna
Schonbrunn Palace
Vienna
 
         
 
     
     
     
 
 
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