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.