Tuesday, 12 March 2013

A Cloud that floats on high o'er Vales and Hills
Viennese Moments

Monday Sky
Early this morning
from one the Viennese Hills
Am Steinhof
Baumgartner Höhe
14th District

I wandered lonely as a cloud
that floats on high o'er vales and hills

William Wordsworth

Image © by Merisi - Repost

17 comments:

  1. Martin,
    this is a place of history, some of it very sad.
    I hope to find the time to write some more about it.

    If you have read Thomas Bernhard's "Wittgenstein's Nephew", this is the place where Bernhard and Paul Wittgenstein met for the first time. Not the exact building, there are about two dozens there, built at the turn from the 19th to the 20th Century. They are part of two institutions, the Tuberculosis Sanatorium, where Bernhard repeatedly stayed (called "Baumgartner Höhe"), and the Sanatorium "Am Steinhof", a Psychiatric Hospital, where Wittgenstein was being treated for his psychiatric illness. During World War II the institution Spiegelgrund was a place of horror of the worst kind.

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  2. ..and all at once I saw a crowd, a host of Daffodils...one of my most favorite poems. Have a happy week Merisi. xo, Gina

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  3. We had a beautiful sky here yesterday. So incredibly blue.

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  4. It is a nice show of the little cloud and the neat building. Great colors.

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  5. Oh Merisi. What a beautiful shot of a place with such sad history.

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  6. I like very much this poem !
    Here, it's raining !!!
    Have a good week !

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  7. A sky that's baby blue, a building powder pink, and a little white cloud as soft as a baby's bottom. I'm just as happy to remain with my happy little illusions that this picture brings than to know what went on below the surface. Appearances can be deceptive, certainly.

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  8. Merisi, thank you for sharing the hidden contrasts in this lovely scene. Please share more with us... your photo and lonely cloud are perfect.

    Bises,
    Genie

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  9. You make everything look beautiful.

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  10. Thank you all so much for your precious comments on yesterday's post!
    I am working on a fresh post, but before finishing it, I need to tend to urgent business. Things have accumulated over the last two and a half weeks.

    Thank you for your understand and for visiting,
    cordially,
    Merisi

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  11. This looks almost like a painting by Magritte

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  12. "The hills are alive with the sound of musicccccccccccc"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbQSAdU4Qb4

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  13. funny that that Viennese sky looks distinctly Carolina Blue!!!
    hugs
    Sandi

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  14. it looks really nice and comforting=)

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  15. Very little can surpass a blue sky on a bright day...lovely!

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