'Gardens of Großsedlitz near Dresden.'
August der Starke (August the Strong), king of Saxonia and Poland, was an party animal and the baroque gardens of Großsedlitz were intended as the largest entertainment park for his guests in Saxony. Although it never got finished because of money problems, it still is the largest and best example of the Saxonian interpretation of a French/Italian baroque garden. Its two orangeries are huge, the palace, however, is nothing more than a villa. Photo Paul Smit.