Thursday, 3 January 2013

Winter Afternoon at Lake Neusiedl
Viennese Escapes

Illmitz
Lake Neusiedl
Burgenland

Illmitz
Lake Neusiedl-Seewinkel National Park
Less than an hour's drive south of Vienna

Photographed
30 December 2012

Images and Text © by Merisi


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60 comments:

  1. This landscape looks so soft – just like watercolors. It must be a great escape. Enjoy! And enjoy 2013 to the fullest!

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    1. Oh yes, Burgenland and its grand lake is always a great escape!

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  2. Lovely, lovely. I'd never guess this was Austria however; which I imagine as all mountains and pine trees. Just goes to show there are surprises to be seen in every country.

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    1. I could not agree more, Sara!
      Your words remind me of a mountainous area in Southern Italy which looks as if it were somewhere in the Alps.

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  3. New Year's best wishes to you, Merisi. These landscapes show that blue tones and golden lights are not limited to the elegant city ways of Vienna.

    xo

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    1. Country colors tend to sneak into cities, don't they? ;-)

      Happy New Year to you too!

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  4. Happy New Year merisi, A great place to escape too :-)

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    1. Thank you, Anne,
      may the new year bring you joy and happiness!

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  5. Beautiful photos as ever, Merisi.
    Weather dreadful here - wettest since records began and floods everywhere. The ducks had a wonderful Christmas LOL

    Thank you for your kind words at my Blog - hope you helped yourself to a cup of tea.

    Very best wishes and hugs for the New Year - may 2013 be kind to us all ~ Eddie

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    1. Oh yes, Eddie, I filled my mug to the brim, thank you! ;-)

      We have had more than our share of dank, grey days. I hope the New Year brings better weather and love and joy to you and yours!

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  6. Oh, a lovely escape indeed, Merisi, and beautiful captures!!

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  7. what a nice contrast to the city!

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  8. Here's to more adventures and new roads to explore!
    Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you, same and more to you! :-)

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  9. I see you had a lovely trip on New Years Eve! We took one on New Year's Day:) Have a great year, Merisi!

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    1. That place is always a good one to reflect upon what was and what's to come!
      A wonderful year to you and yours,
      Merisi

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  10. Such beautiful clear light!
    Happy New Year!

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    1. Yes, and it was sorely needed.
      Happy New Year to you and yours.
      Merisi

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  11. I love the curve of the beach ending in that tall grass.

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    1. The reeds are what make the lake so unique and are a great refuge for migrating birds.

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  12. Great photo!
    I wish you a Happy New Photo Year!

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  13. Magical soft lighting in these beautiful scenes!

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    1. It was a wonderful day for a winter walk along the lake.
      Thank you and Happy New Year,
      Merisi

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  14. what a lovely place to stay! :)

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  15. Beautiful and peaceful beach and view!

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  16. Very beautiful! The ferry look similar to those at the village we holiday in.

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    1. This ferry shuttles between opposite sides of the lake, many of the passengers carry a bike, to continue their rides on the other side.

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  17. Beautiful scenes, Merisi - thanks for sharing your gorgeous part of the world. Happy 2013.

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    1. You are welcome!
      Happy New Year to you too,
      Merisi

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  18. Looks like a very pretty place to visit! Gorgeous skies! Happy Skywatching!

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    1. Thank you!
      Yes, a beautiful place, indeed! :-)

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  19. Very beautiful photos,Merisi!Happy New Year 2013!

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    1. Thank you and Happy New Year to you too! :-)

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  20. So beautiful! Wishing you a blessed New Year from beneath this beautiful sky we share!

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    1. Thank you, all the best to you too! :-)

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  21. the lake view is fabulous. just add coffee to complete this scene.

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    1. I did have coffee, afterwards! :-)
      (Clicking on the label "Illmitz" will lead you to Cafe Carlo, great place!)

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  22. Very Beautiful images. Double Bravo!!

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  23. What breathtaking shots.

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  24. Such a lovely soft landscape.... would love to escape and spend some time in a place like this :)

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    1. Wishing you to find the time and place to enjoy beautiful views! :-)

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  25. Beautiful scenes, I love the soft light!

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  26. Such beautiful place. I looks like it's a nice place to go for a walk and to get out of the city.

    I'm visiting from SkyWatch Friday. Here's my sky: http://1anyen365fotos.blogspot.com.es/2012/10/dia-31-any-3.html

    Regards from Barcelona. I hope you are having a great Sunday.

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  27. Gorgeous shots, especially the first one.

    Best wishes for a (hopefully photogenic) 2013!

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