Monday, 8 April 2013

Skipping into Spring?
Viennese Encounters



I was trying to photograph
the iron gates of Palais Liechtenstein
when all of a sudden


a lively gaggle of children
passed me by,


skipping merrily into spring -
or so I hoped

Photographed 4 April 2013
Images and Text © by Merisi

25 comments:

  1. Perfectly nice pictures, but why so small? The first I like.

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    1. Inna,
      this is the large size, but they enlarge considerably when you click on them:
      the pictures will be shown in the larger size in a black light box.
      Hope that works for you,
      cheers,
      Merisi

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    2. Inna,
      larger pictures do not reflect how I want my posts to look. I like to play both with words and images, and in my eyes, the result works better when the post can first be seen and read as a whole. Enlarging afterwards gives the composition a little extra point.


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    3. I agree here, Merisi. My posts are both text and images, and I like them to be considered in their entirety. To have a certain 'style' to them that reflects me and how I see my world.

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  2. "skipping into spring" , their purple hats - harbingers of the first spring crocuses.

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    1. Indeed! Such happy noises, too. And did you notice the dad carrying an armful of clothing? These scenes are repeated all over town, after school, not only in Vienna, I suppose.

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  3. I think many of us are celebrating the coming of spring and your photos are wonderful as always, Merisi!! I love the iron gate!! Have a wonderful and hopefully "spring like" week!

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    1. Thank you, Sylvia,
      and may spring be kind to you, too!

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  4. Spring has been elusive here in Oxfordshire
    Perhaps if I skip round the village green...
    What do you think?

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    1. Definitely worth a try, Julia!
      Let me know about the results. ;-)

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  5. Totally gorgeous ironwork, Merisi. Is that a 'painted' colour or just corroded metal?

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    1. Julie,
      interesting question, intriguing colour!
      Definitely not corroded. Those picture were taken in bright sunlight, on sunless days the gates look much darker. Next time I am there, I'll investigate the colour a bit more!

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    2. P.S.: Maybe it's patina, after all? Now you have me stumped, Julie, I won't be able to sleep! Just kidding, will definitely look into it,
      good night from Vienna,
      Merisi

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    3. I can see tomorrow's headline:
      Merisi makes a complete fool of herself! ;-)

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  6. The sun is shining but it must be quite cold, judging by the way everyone is so warmly bundled up.

    Beautiful color, those gates!

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    1. Sara,
      you are right, it was still freezing cold on April 4, when I captured these images.
      It has warmed up considerably since then, thank heavens!
      Cheers,
      Merisi

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  7. These blues look like paintings..
    Watercolor naturally :)

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  8. Nice to see the children full of the joys of Spring. Hope you are in the same mood, Merisi! The fan-shaped image in the first photo seems to mirror the arch and ironwork of the gate. I can't work out if it's a glass reflection or you can see through the gate to something in the distance. Intriguing.

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    1. Linda,
      this is one of the windows on the side opposite the entrance. You see both a reflection and one of the entrance doors. I have another picture, will publish it one of the coming days. The entrance and windows of the palace are breathtakingly beautiful.

      Yes, I feel much better, now that the sun is out and temperatures are climbing!
      Cheers,
      Merisi

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  9. Here spring is still missing... and I am getting nervous!!:-))

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    1. I feel for you - sending you some sunshine,
      Merisi

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  10. Everything seems and sounds nicer with the laughter of children in the background. :-)

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