Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Viennese Escapes
Joseph Haydn's Birthplace in Rohrau, Lower Austria


Composer Joseph Haydn
White marble bust
in the courtyard
of his birthplace
at Rohrau
Lower Austria

It is through this
small window that light
falls into the bedroom
where Haydn's mother
gave birth to her son Joseph

The bedroom
where Joseph Haydn
arrived into this world
on March 31, 1732

Courtyard
of Haydn's birthplace

Another courtyard
view

Red roses
were blooming
in the frontyard
when I last visited

Haydn's birthplace
looks typical for the region, where
reed thatched farm houses are low-slung
and built along the street,
with small frontyards,
their courtyards hidden away beyond
wide gated entrances
large enough to allow for
horses and wagons

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Photographed
15 June 2010
Images and text
© 2010 by Merisi

16 comments:

  1. Fascinating pictures and history of this great composer - thank you!

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  2. I think I could have lived then and enjoyed it--what a beautiful place. And that little window with the shutter poking outward is wonderful.

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  3. I love those inner courtyards. I see them down here almost exclusively in religious buildings but they are very nice.

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  4. Very nice! I had never seen images from Haydn's birthplace.

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  5. What a lovely peek into his past and music history. Your pictures are lovely and convey a sense of being there . I hope the day treats you kindly. Blessings...Mary

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  6. So charming. I'm thoroughly enjoying these posts, Merisi!

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  7. I am transfixed and in love with yr new avatar!!
    I can see nought else :(
    The glass with the spoon is uniquely Viennese..sigh...

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  8. Wandering Star,
    thank you! :-)


    sue,
    so serene, isn't it?

    Charles Gramlich,
    courtyards really give a home intimacy, like porches on Southern homes.


    Simona,
    I am glad I was able to share it with you!

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  9. Wandering Star,
    thank you! :-)


    sue,
    so serene, isn't it?

    Charles Gramlich,
    courtyards really give a home intimacy, like porches on Southern homes.


    Simona,
    I am glad I was able to share it with you!

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  10. Mary,
    thank you,
    the same to you too!

    Paris Breakfast,
    wonderful, you finally
    noticed! ;-)))

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  11. I had to Google the guy. Had NO idea who he was. DOH!

    Di

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  12. Oh, Snappy Di,
    you have so many great discoveries ahead of you!

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  13. I love the bed and the cradle! And courtyards are such a fine idea.

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  14. I love the bed and the cradle! And courtyards are such a fine idea.

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  15. Wonderful post!




    Aloha from Waikiki

    Comfort Spiral

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  16. I love the roses against the blue-green trim.

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