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Two examples of 17th century Rococo ormulo ornament style, caracterized by  heavy gilding to the walls and ceiling, of such richness and opulence that it marks an unique beauty. The first is the Ballroom of Queluz National Palace, in Portugal, built in 1760 by Jean Baptiste Robillon. The second is the Hall of Mirrors from Amalienburg, a small hunting lodge of Nymphemburg Palace in Germany, constructed in 1734 by François de Cuvilliés.

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Swan Song by Tony
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Schloss Nymphenburg is the main summer residence of the former rulers of Bavaria of the House of Wittelsbach.

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We spent the morning meandering every nook and cranny of the Nymphenburg Palace grounds. During our walk, dark clouds began to gather and we had to take refuge under the thick canopy of trees to avoid the drizzle. When the rain passed, we resumed the walk through this 490-acre estate which is brimming with surprises around every corner. The gardens are free to enter and are far more impressive than the palace in my opinion. Paths lead you into a wood meant to simulate the wilds, but in truth is manicured and tended. 

Munich, September 18, 2017

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Watch the ducks by Tony
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Schloss Nymphenburg is the main summer residence of the former rulers of Bavaria of the House of Wittelsbach.