Thursday, 30 April 2009

Viennese Escapes: Sideways into Wine Country










Open Fields
An hour north of Vienna
between the towns of
Maissau and Retz
Weinviertel
Lower Austria

Photographed by Merisi
on April 27, 2009

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32 comments:

  1. Beautiful yellow fields! I never thought about it, but I guess Austria makes wine? Which Austrian wine is popular?

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  2. I love the space in these. That yellow is beautiful.

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  3. Fabulous shots! Love the warm colors, the open skies and the feeling of space! Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!

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  4. Oh, and thanks for stopping by my blog and for your comment! Always appreciated!

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  5. Such beautiful wide open spaces, and the vibrant yellows and greens add to the beauty.

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  6. Space as far as the eye can reach. What wonderful views and photos. The bright yellow I wonder about. We have similar fields but a lot later in the summer and they are rape seed fields. Is this rape seed too?

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  7. The third picture with the interchanging strips of colors made me pause and daydream. How breath-taking the landscape is there! What crop is so yellow?
    ~Allie

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  8. Ah, I see your rapeseed is blossoming too - I love the look and smell of it, is is the scent of early summer.

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  9. Ah! A symphony in green and yellow.

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  10. Beautiful coloring in those fields... and that statue is powerful. Great captures!

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  11. These are fabulous shots. Such a beautiful countryside it is.

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  12. Very lovely, the greens and the yellows.

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  13. What beauty spring displays I am so there w/ you

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  14. Wine country...mmm..well then let's escape! ;-)
    Oh I love the first and third images (third photo is stunning!)

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  15. JEANNETTE STGERMAIN,
    Austria has several regions which produce great wines! My favorites are Grüner Veltliner from the Weinviertel and Wachau regions and Zweigelt from around Lake Neusiedl in Burgenland and Retz, Weinviertel. While all these regions are within an hour's drive from Vienna, grapes are also growing inside the city limits, producing some excellent wines.
    here is the link to my July 2007 post about Austrian Wines, "Grüner Veltliner, Federspiel, Zweigelt, Anyone?". From there you'll also find a link to a New York Times article by R. W. APPLE Jr., about Austrian wines.

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  16. FYI:
    Rape blossoms paint the fields yellow. Rapeseed oil is called Canola oil in the USA and Canada.

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  17. Bring it on! That's a gorgeous countryside.

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  18. Such beautiful golden fields! I'm wondering what's growing so beautifully!

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  19. gorgeous fields...love the colors and movement of the light and dark in your captures. have a wonderful weekend.

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  20. What marvelous swathes of color here--reminds me of the miles of sunflower fields I saw in Italy. These are glorious!

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  21. It makes me think of Provence. I too never thought of Austria like this so rich in bright sunny colours.

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  22. Fabulous set of shots!
    Have a nice weekend.

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  23. Beautiful landscapes, great skywatch Friday.

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  24. Merisi: You took some wonderful landscapes in the plain skies. That is one way to make the skies interesting.

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  25. I am always interested in looking at the farm fields of other countries to see what is growing there. Patchwork quilts are everywhere in farmers' minds as they rotate their crops.

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  26. Whoa - these are fabulous!

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  27. Amazing how pleasing to the eye some cultivated land can be.

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  28. The yellow is so beautiful! Thanks for showing us this amazing place.

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  29. I love so much your shots and posts. Every one is small treasure for itself.

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  30. And keep on growing my favorite grape, Grüner Veltliner!

    LL

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