Entry Title: "Gloriette - Vienna"
Name: Werner Elmer , Austria
Category and Expertise: Buildings|Historic, Non-Professional


Entry Description: The Schönbrunn Palace Garden Gloriette - Vienna The largest and probably most well-known gloriette is in the Schönbrunn Palace Garden in Vienna. Built in 1775 as the last building constructed in the garden according to the plans of Austrian imperial architect Johann Ferdinand Hetzendorf von Hohenberg as a "temple of renown" to serve as both a focal point and a lookout point for the garden, it was used as a dining hall and festival hall as well as a breakfast room for emperor Franz Joseph I. The Gloriette was destroyed in the Second World War, but had already been restored by 1947, and was restored again in 1995.

About the Artist:

I’m 50 years old and I live in Tirol/Austria. I think this beautiful surrounding and the fact I was working in tourism and love to travel have affected me to show people the beauty of nature not only in words but also with my own personal images. So I started to photograph in 2010. To perfect my hobby I attended the Prague School of Photography in Austria (2012 to 2014). I attended workshops by Julia Anna Gospodarou, Joel Tjintjelaar and Michael Levin and started a mentorship programme by Joel Tjintjelaar. With my images I don’t want to document buildings and things as they actual are - I’m trying to create an emotion and touch the viewer with my personal way of seeing things. I am convinced this is the right way to show my inner world of seeing things in the world, my personal feelings, my origin and my way of thinking.