We parked the truck, in the shade!, and set off to explore!
Bella was in heaven!
There were side gardens, many with fountains, all over!
Nearing the Hermitage, and the Temple of the Sun
Bella standing in front of the center
Temple of the Sun
View from the left
View from the right
Thomas was a happy camper!
We walked through to the other side and saw the cafe.
Main pool with fountains; sadly not on while we were there.
All along the edge of the fountain were white benches,
and Bella struck a pose!
Gorgeous statues everywhere!
The full view!
The Sun Temple
So many flowers, so little time to capture them all!
Gorgeous curving steps
This is the main palace, viewed from the side.
Gazebo seen from a distance
This tower is actually a sort of 18th century water park/shower room!
(More later on this!)
Bella & Thomas
Views while sitting down at the cafe.
Bella was so good and not whiny all day! We had sodas and some Bavarian apple cake for a snack. We left around lunch time thinking we'd eat there, but it was just cakes and ice cream. I meant to take a photo because they were so yummy looking, but we were starving and dug right in! Luckily we brought some snacks with us too to hold us over.
We walked up here to see the little museum shop and buy our tour tickets.
Entrance into the shower room, and beginning of our tour.
Kind of creepy faces coming out of the wall!
Can you spot them here???
Bella said she "claimed" this rock, lol!
Statue of Socrates
Beginning of our tour:
More to come on Part 2!