Thursday, 21 March 2013

Spring arrives in Vienna
Viennese Moments


Time for Spring
Anker Clock


Bright colors
Schultergasse


Looking up
while crossing the street


Bank Austria Kunstforum
View from the Freyung exit
of Palais Ferstel


Statue of a Turkish Soldier at Heidenschuss
at the south-eastern corner of Freyung Square
The statue is commonly viewed as a reminder
of the Turkish Siege of Vienna in 1529.
The name "Heidenschuss" may go back as far as
the year 1292, when the Tartars overran Austria

Photographed in the late afternoon
of 20 March 2013
Images and Text © by Merisi

Links and sources:
-> Ankeruhr (Anker Clock)
The Art Nouveau clock was built in the 1910s to plans by artist Franz von Matsch. It connects two buildings of the Anker insurance company.
The short video I am linking to shows the clock at noon when all of the historical figures move across at once.
-> Wikipedia, Battle of Vienna - Ottoman–Habsburg wars, the 300-year struggle between the Holy Roman Empire and the Ottoman Empire
-> Earl of Ellesmere, The Sieges of Vienna by the Turks

For more spring skies, clicking on the
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takes you straight to
Sky Watch Friday Headquarters

17 comments:

  1. A lovely bright blue sky!
    Greetings from chilly New York.

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  2. pretty images! enjoy spring!

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  3. Lovely! Send me some Spring. It's still cold here.

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  4. The older woman in red and the younger ones in black leather jackets. Intersting.

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  5. Lovely spring captures, Merisi!! Beautiful skies! I'm always fascinated and awed by the history of your part of the world, particularly since I live in such a young country! Thank you for including it in your post! I always learn something new and that's always good!! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

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  6. Oh, how lovely to see blue spring skies.

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  7. Lovely but I especially like the brilliant colours in the second image.

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  8. The old persons are more funny than the young people in the street !!! Red to celebrate spring!!!

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  9. Very beautiful photos for SWF!Thank you for it and have a nice weekend!

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  10. I love the street scene with the bright table and chairs, older woman and younger girlfriends...a moment in time....really nice! Thanks so much for stopping by my place and saying hi....so nice to meet you!

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  11. That looks like a wonderful city to visit. Thanks for the great shots. I'm going to watch the video now....

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  12. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for coming by and taking the time to leave such lovely messages!
    Cheers,
    Merisi

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  13. The beautiful clock brings back good memories for me. I was in Vienna for the first time last month. I remember walking past the Hoher Markt Square and seeing the Anker Clock at night. Vienna is a wonderful city. Thanks for sharing it with us!

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  14. Gorgeous city shots. Happy sky watching.

    My sky.

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