Wilhelmshöhe (formerly Karlsberg) was begun by Landgraf Karl in 1696. It is a enormous expanse of baroque terrassing and cascades, occupying an entire hillside in the city of Kassel. The garden was modelled after the italian rennaissance gardens of Rome, and Karl employed italian architects (Giovanni Francesco Guerniero) and hydro-engineers to create spectacular waterfeatures similar to the Villas d'Este, Lante or Aldobrandini. The crown of the hill is the gigantic 'grotto' topped by the…

Wilhelmshöhe (formerly Karlsberg) was begun by Landgraf Karl in 1696. It is a enormous expanse of baroque terrassing and cascades, occupying an entire hillside in the city of Kassel. The garden was modelled after the italian rennaissance gardens of Rome, and Karl employed italian architects (Giovanni Francesco Guerniero) and hydro-engineers to create spectacular waterfeatures similar to the Villas d'Este, Lante or Aldobrandini. The crown of the hill is the gigantic 'grotto' topped by the…

Gorges du Verdon ~ canyon of Verdon is considered is the highest canyon in Europe. The canyon is situated in south – eastern France

Gorges du Verdon ~ canyon of Verdon is considered is the highest canyon in Europe. The canyon is situated in south – eastern France

Conques, Midi-Pyrenees, France. travel, travel photos, travel destinations - SO INCREDIBLY BEAUTIFUL!!

Conques, Midi-Pyrenees, France. travel, travel photos, travel destinations - SO INCREDIBLY BEAUTIFUL!!

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