DAILY PHOTO: Esterháza

Taken in 1996 in Fertőd, Hungary

Taken in 1996 in Fertőd, Hungary.

This was home to Prince Nikolaus Esterházy.

It’s located in a town called Fertőd that’s west of Budapest and southeast of Vienna. Taking a small detour, it’s on the way between Budapest and Vienna. One can team it with a trip to Sopron.

It has apparently been radically refurbished since this 17-year-old pic. They ditched the orange-yellow and toned down the monstrous bushes.

It gives one a nice little taste of lifestyles of the rich and famous–19th century style.