In my enthusiasm to share bird photos, I neglected the pretty Renaissance castle, Schloss Rosenburg! About an hours’ drive northwest of Vienna in the state of Niederösterreich (capital: Sankt Pölten), it is not the “most beautiful” Renaissance castle north of the Alps (that honor apparently goes to Schloss Schallaburg); its claim is one of the “most visited” of Austria’s castles.
Rose gardens were an aromatic theme at the castle.
Our camera-shy daughter.
Our little photo bomber.
Courtyards and shaded pathways are a requirement for a Renaissance castle.
A window fit for a fair maiden to appear at, no doubt.
The green outside the portico where the falconry display was presented, with a Tannenwald (fir forest) as the backdrop.
Our camera-shy, photo-bombing daughter stands still long enough to pose for a photo…
…and to snap one of us.
Castle touring. So much more enjoyable than running errands.