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Drottningholm Palace Park, The English Garden

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Viewing paths stretch through the English garden and partly through the baroque garden providing beautiful viewpoints and landscape vistas.

Only a few of all the romantic buildings that were planned for the English garden were completed

Copies of ancient marble statues are found at a number of locations in the park. The originals were purchased by Gustav III during his journey to Italy in 1783-84.

The intention was to provide beautiful surprises amongst the foliage or a visual endpoint from a distance.

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This panorama was taken in Sweden, Europe

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