Thursday, 24 January 2013

Schönbrunn's Gloriette
Vienna in Winter


Schönbrunn's Gloriette
Approaching from the north-east entrance
of the palace gardens on a dreary January day

South Façade
facing the park and the palace
at the bottom of the hill

Yet another view
of the architectural folly,
the overcast sky the color
of milk tainted with a drop of black

Schönbrunn Palace
view from the Gloriette

Photographed
21 January 2012
Images and Text © by Merisi

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47 comments:

  1. Pure and pristine and probably quiet with that silence that snow brings.

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    1. Zosia,
      it is always quiet up there, all you hear is birdsong.

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  2. Beautiful views and lovely winter scenes. Happy Skywatching!

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    1. Thank you, the same to you! :-)

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  3. Such an incredible place, great, wintry skies and perfect captures for the day, Merisi! Have a lovely weekend and stay warm!!!

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    1. Thank you and a wonderful weekend to you, too! :-)

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  4. Oh what a gorgeous place Merisi! You are so blessed to view the beauty of the places you live and travel~

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    1. I agree, and am grateful for that, Mary!

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  5. Love the way the hedges frame that first image!

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    1. I love it when they cut the branches, using wooden scaffolding that looks like a Trojan horse. ;-)

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  6. Amazing. I was there this past summer. Great to see it with the snow.
    Sydney - City and Suburbs

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    1. Beauty is not bound by seasons, isn't it?

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  7. On my "bucket list" to see. Love the photographs you posted on Skywatch Friday. My favorite of the series is the first image.
    JM Illinois
    U.S.A.

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    1. Thank you! Great item for a bucket list, best wishes,
      Merisi

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  8. Lovely photos ! I have seen these beautifull snowing places !
    Thank you that you share these wonderful shots !
    Olympia

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  9. What a beautiful place. Looks amazing through your eyes!

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  10. So nice, Merisi. Interesting the fourth shot!

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  11. that is just so pretty framed up in snowy white

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  12. Wow - fabulously toned down tones. The sky isn't dreary - merely a beautiful palette to show off this beautiful building.

    Gorgeous shots indeed!

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    1. Yes, you are right, I shall keep that in mind! xxx

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  13. I really love those pictures that have a (I'm assuming) random person in it that fits just perfectly into the composition of the shot. The first one is one of those. It's great!

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  14. Gloriette, kind of an appropriate name.

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    1. I had to refrain myself from not writing (again) about the "glorious Gloriette". ;-)

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  15. Under the snow it's more poetic !!!
    Bravo !
    See you soon !

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  16. omg!
    You really have it
    The snow is gone gone gone in Paris
    So beautiful!
    Merci parisbreakfast

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    1. It snowed again last night! ;-)

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  17. Just beautiful winter scenes!

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  18. When a palace just isn't enough, get a gloriette and get away from it all... :-)

    I agree with ladyfi - I love the monochromatic quietude of a winter palette. These are beautiful photos!

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  19. Thank you, thank you! :-)

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  20. Merisi, perhaps the weather gods saw your lovely photos and decided to allow some gentle snow flakes to fall upon New York City tonight. I wish to see a wonderland tomorrow morning, but somehow doubt that will happen.

    All the same, it was a bit magical tonight. xo

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    1. Francis,
      I am looking forward to see your pictures!
      Bundle up,
      Merisi

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    2. Merisi, any photos will have to wait for another snow. We got little accumulation and the temperature remains well below freezing.
      Bundling up is definitely required...indoors and out.
      xo

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  21. Beautiful!!! the pics look straight out of some storybook!!! hope i can see these places someday!

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    1. Thank you!
      May your travel dreams all come true! x

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  22. Dieses Schloss scheint mir stets im Winter und durch besonders durch deine Augen gesehen am wundervollsten!!!
    Ich hoffe, es geht dir gut und wünsche dir für 2013 das Allerbeste.

    herzlichst
    isabella

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    1. Danke, Isabella,
      möge dies eben begonnene Jahr auch dir das Allerbeste bringer!

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