Wednesday, August 27, 2014
The Fake Roman Ruins
It's generally referred to as the "Ruin of Carthage". In actuality, it was planned and erected in 1778.
If you were looking for it....it's on the far southeast point of the gardens....maybe a thousand feet from the magnificent fountain in the backyard of the palace.
I would imagine as guests and visitors came up....there'd be some story told by the Hapsburg escort and they'd indicate how this piece relates to this Roman story, and that piece relates to another story.
I stood there for around five minutes observing the planned ruins. It had to require an awful smart guy to sit there in 1778.....plotting the design and intended impact of the ruins.
Anyway.....if you get to the palace.....ensure you take ten minutes to walk over and check out the ruins.
at 5:58 AM