Thursday, 20 November 2008

Viennese Excursions: The Inn River












Boat Harbour with Swans
I like gray November days
along rivers.
I captured these images
along a distributary of the river Inn,
about 50 miles before its confluence with the Danube.




13 comments:

  1. I don't know why I have not kept up with your last four posts, Merisi. I am a follower and usually 'on the ball'.

    I think the duck is feeling pretty silly and saying'it's too early for all this dressing up for Christmas lark'

    Your Vienna is such a beautiful place and your pictures capture it vividly.
    I love the Swan Lake balletic poses and the watercolours of the park.

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  2. simply lovely. The swans look so graceful!!

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  3. Stupendous images capturing the mood of a calm winter's day. I guess the boats are moored up in their winter berths.

    And don't those swans look simply devoted to each other?

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  4. the sheer number of boats is overwhelming. It speaks of a pretty good population.

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  5. Moannie,
    you are right about the duck! :-)

    May I confess that I love love love what I see around town?

    My Melange,
    those swans appeared like a fata morgana, so silent and graceful,
    and fast too! I could hardly take aim with my camera. ;-)

    Wandring Star,
    my father's boat used to be moored there, now my brother's.
    Yes, those swans are a lovely heartwarming sight.

    Charles Gramlich,
    these boats are owned by local fishermen, from the small farming villages near the river. Several of them are flat-bottomed ones, typical of the area, and called "Zille".

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  6. Wow--these are stunning! So moody and dreamy. Fabulous photos! Those trees in the first few shots just look so ephemeral...and I love these swans ready to walk out of the water...

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  7. When I saw your pictures, I thought -
    Just before the snow flies.
    Lovely as usual.

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  8. Swans are my favourite of all the water birds. They add that touch of elegance. The frost on the trees provides a beautiful accent to nature.

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  9. Elegant and hpynotic images.

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  10. absolutely beautiful images. so still + slightly fragile. what a lovely day u captured!

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  11. Always great shots... The swans are beautiful !

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  12. Nice pictures, good composition and color.

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