When exploring Eggenberg Palace in Graz, I noticed the interesting stone floor in the courtyard. I thought it would be need to get a closer view and maybe make a nice background. When taking a closer look, I noticed the variety of color in the stones and the very varied texture on them. I love when photography brings me to notice things I normally wouldn’t notice.
Peacocks have always fascinated me since first seeing one live at the Philadelphia Zoo as a child. The size of their feathers and the luminescent colors really intrigue me, and apparently the royalty of old Europe too. I took this picture of Eggenberg Palace in Graz, Austria. The peacocks are considered part of the garden, as they add a particular splendor. The tour guide said that peacocks make a certain noise before it rains. This one was making the noise, but I cannot recall if it actually did rain.
Sometimes life doesn’t go the way you planned. After a wonderful two days in Graz, a flat tire and a public holiday got in the way of continuing the trip. While this meant we would not be able to spend as much time in our next destination, there was more time to explore Graz. One of the many beauties of Graz, Austria is Eggenberg Palace, and this was on the agenda for the extra day. The was built in the 1600’s. The palace is very beautiful inside, but the outside impressed me as well. The interesting patters the courtyard walls made, from the arches to the placement of the lamps, struck my eye.