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photoblog image Stuttgart - Schlossplatz  4/4

Stuttgart - Schlossplatz 4/4

Along one side of the Schlossplatz in Stuttgart is the New Palace (German: "das Neue Schloss", which may also be translated as New Castle). The castle is built in late Baroque style and this is only a very small part of it. From 1746 to 1797 and from 1805 to 1807, it served as a residence of the kings of Württemberg. The palace stands adjacent to the Old Castle.  The castle was almost completely destroyed by Allied bombing during the Second World War and was reconstructed between 1958 and 1964. During this time most of the inside of the castle was also restored and the building was used by the Baden-Württemberg State Parliament. Today it is used by the State Ministries of Finance and Education.  Taken on colour slide in the 1970's and scanned.

 

Stuttgart - Schlossplatz 4/4

Along one side of the Schlossplatz in Stuttgart is the New Palace (German: "das Neue Schloss", which may also be translated as New Castle). The castle is built in late Baroque style and this is only a very small part of it. From 1746 to 1797 and from 1805 to 1807, it served as a residence of the kings of Württemberg. The palace stands adjacent to the Old Castle.  The castle was almost completely destroyed by Allied bombing during the Second World War and was reconstructed between 1958 and 1964. During this time most of the inside of the castle was also restored and the building was used by the Baden-Württemberg State Parliament. Today it is used by the State Ministries of Finance and Education.  Taken on colour slide in the 1970's and scanned.

 

comments (19)

  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 24 May 2013, 01:33
You have capture this impressive building very well
Brian Walbey: Thanks vintage.
I like the tree limbs hanging down and the way you've framed this!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Elizabeth. (Lake District next week BTW)
It a beautiful castle and well framed through the budding tree Brian....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Peter.
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 24 May 2013, 07:09
Very well balanced Brian. A pity that damn tree was in the way.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chad, although you seem to be in a a minority regarding the tree, these days I might actually have tried toe exclude it.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 24 May 2013, 07:37
Needless to say, I'm so happy these buildings were reconstructed, Brian!
Brian Walbey: Yes so am I Ginnie, there were some lovely buildings destroyed over a lot of the world during the war sadly.
Here they would have built a tacky modern building.
Brian Walbey: No doubt about that Bill.
Very nicely presented with the symmetry Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 24 May 2013, 08:01
Thank heaven it was restoreable!
Brian Walbey: Couldn't agree more Chris.
The breaking tree buds help this so much
Brian Walbey: I'm not sure, all these years later whether I might have tried toe exclude them, but I'm happy with it as it is.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 24 May 2013, 11:46
a wonderfully framed (I love also the tree from above) photograph- and thank you very much for your fine information - every day! You really invest much time in your blog.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Philine, I'm glad you are enjoying these images from your country. Re your second point I am currently posted up to the middle of August, including a stately home, 3 fine churches, the seaside and several other bits and pieces. Now I've got all my Lake District stuff to sort out.
Symmetry works!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tom.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 24 May 2013, 14:48
This scan has come out brilliantly, Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Lisl, I'm pleased with all the scans in this series.
A rather smart building, very elegant.
Brian Walbey: Yes it is John, how fortunate they were able to rebuild/restore it after we bombed it.
A majestic looking place, Brian, very well restored. Your 1970's colour slides scan beautifully.
Brian Walbey: Yes a fine building, and I am pleased with all my scans in this series.
Balance and Statues... Niiiiiice.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Jacquelyn.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 24 May 2013, 20:14
Great framing with that tree . Beautiful building. Love the sculptures all around.
Brian Walbey: Yes a very fine building Astrid, I sometimes wish I could go back to some of the places I've been now I have much better camera equipment than I had then, and that includes several places in Holland apart from Germany and Austria.
  • elleplate
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 May 2013, 23:17
Great symmetry here brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Sarah.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 May 2013, 08:03
I like the framing here. I'm so pleased that the palace was rebuilt.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Alan. I guess it will have been us or the Yanks who bombed it during the war.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 26 May 2013, 12:21
It seems, Brian, that you have had a love of old buildings for quite a while...
Brian Walbey: I guess when I met Maureen and me started to "walk out" in 1968 I stopped taking pictures of racing motorcycles and looked around me and took things that would remind us of where we had been over the years.

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