Praha: Letohrádek královny Anny/Queen Anne's Summer Palace (Renaissance)

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The Royal Summer Palace, also called Queen Anne's Summer Palace, was built to the order of Ferdinand I from 1538 to 1560 on the eastern edge of the Royal Garden. The gallery, provided with an arcade and rich relief decoration, is the work of Italian stonemasons and the superstructure of the first floor and its unique roofing were built by Hans Tirol and Bonifaz Wohlmut. The Summer Palace was intended to serve as a scene of events organized for the entertainment of the court and also as a feature enhancing the pleasure of a sojourn in the garden.
In the late 18th century the Summer Palace was placed at the disposal of the Austrian army and after its stay here its reconstruction had to be started in 1836. In the course of its realization a monumental staircase originated as well as the decoration of a hall on the first floor in the form of wall paintings portraying themes from Czech history.
The Royal Summer Palace now serves mainly for exhibitions of creative art and artistic crafts.
The Italian source of inspiration of the Summer Palace is also illustrated by the way in which the adjoining part of the garden is laid out as a giardinetto with a regular composition of flower beds. The bronze Singing Fountain is the work of Tomas Jaros of 1564 to 1568. The special sound of the falling drops of water, bringing the ringing of bells to mind, can best be heard directly under the wide lower bowl of the fountain.
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Comments (100)

aissam1115 on April 12, 2013

very charming picture with splendid composition,like+fav,warm greetings from algeria,aissam

Sergio Bagna on May 6, 2013

Excellent composition! Like! Greetings from Italy, Sergio

Jan van Aartsen on May 8, 2013

Beautiful view and photo of these very nice palace Andrzej, Like and Fav


ALLWO - I LIKE PANOR… on May 14, 2013
  • Die Bäume sind ein sehr schöner Rahmen für Deine gute Einstellung - Du hast das herrliche Gebäude sehr schön fotografiert - Glückwunsch und LIKE 85 von Wolfgang aus Deutschland
já on May 15, 2013

pěkná fotečka,L

lizab on May 18, 2013

Another very beautiful picture, i like it!!

BritPlom on May 28, 2013

Beautifull palace!

Like + Fav

Greetings, François

Dana Valentova on May 28, 2013

Krásná fotka :)


Zdravím, Dana

Arévalo, - PANO Yes. on May 28, 2013

Gracias, Premysl, por tu visita y amables comentarios.

Buena composición. Like.

Saludos cordiales desde Córdoba.


Tomros on May 29, 2013

Wonderful place, well taken photo!

Like 92.

greetings, Tomas

picsonthemove on June 10, 2013

Beautiful view and light, Premysl , I like it,

The last time I was there, it was sadly under construction



Andrzej Brudziński..… on June 18, 2013

Very beautiful photo!


Greetings from Poland Andrzej

Zygmunt Borowski on July 11, 2013

Piękne, chociaż mniej znane miejsce. like

Serdecznie pozdrawiam - Zygmunt

Gori Bau on July 20, 2013

magnificent palace with green roof => Like => best regards from Italy, Fabrizio

Premysl on July 23, 2013

Thank you all for the encouraging comments, like, YSL. I read your comments very carefully and I appreciate that. I'll be glad when you come to see my gallery again :)

Many greetings to my Panoramio friends


Ana María Ossorio Ló… on October 23, 2013

Excellent capture in Prague--like 96--AnaM

shmbor on December 13, 2013

Very nice picture! YSL!

Greetings, Boris

白云黑土 on January 11, 2014

Nice capture! Beautiful shot!


Greetings, baiyunheitu

janusz_k on July 24, 2014

Interesting building, nice photo, L

Greetings, Janusz

ROSTAMDALILA on July 29, 2014

Perfektně jsi zachytil! Nádherná stavba! A to jsem si myslel, že Prahu znám....
Vše nejlepší přeje Jarda z Potštejna!

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 1, 2013
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    by Premysl
    • Camera: Canon EOS 1100D
    • Taken on 2013/01/31 11:22:27
    • Exposure: 0.003s
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200