Tuesday, 18 December 2012

For a brief shining Moment
Christmastime in Vienna


On the Third Sunday of Advent
The city woke to a grey, leaden sky,
no sunlight came through until mid-afternoon
when a bank of clouds broke up,
revealing a bright wintry blue sky to the east,

and the sun flooded
the upper floors and rooftops

with a bright golden light,
stopping me in my tracks,

it all seemed
so unreal,

such an incredibly beautiful
brief shining moment

Photographed
16 December 2012
while walking from City Hall
toward Josefstädter Strasse in the 8th District
Images and Text © by Merisi

14 comments:

  1. Better then raining cats & dogs anyday
    Very pretty patterns

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    1. Cats and dogs followed suite, today. ;-)

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  2. Life is worth living for moments like this.

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  3. Awash with gold! A wonderful moment.

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  4. Oh, yes!!! Life is indeed worth living for moments like this!! And what a beautiful world you have, Merisi!! Wishing you a beautiful and very Merry Christmas!! Enjoy!!

    Sylvia

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  5. Was very gray yesterday but lovely today.

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    1. We had lovely rain in the afternoon. ;-)

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  6. Merisi, exquisite photos of sunbeams and architecture. This is a wonderful time of the year.

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  7. We all live to catch those bright shiny moments, don't we? Whether it's with a camera, a brush, a dance, melodies, etc.

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  8. Some perfectly amazing shots! As if touched by magic...

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