Copyright © 2015
by Ralph F. Couey
Once you exit the back of the palace, the real wonder opens up
before you. The gardens stretch, literally, to the horizon.
Within are carefully tended shrubs, flowers, trees, lakes, canals,
ponds, and enough pathways to keep visitors walking for days.
The palace, as huge as it is, is but a speck on the horizon.
Part of the property was set aside as Marie's Domain.
As part of her domain,she had constructed
an actual English village, complete with
working farms. Strange, since she was
actually Austrian. But it was beautiful