Monday, 20 January 2014

High Winds and Blue Skies
Vienna in Winter


Manna for the Birds
Bluish-black, soft fruits
of a Tupelo tree


Outside, looking in
Inside, Vienna's Botanical Garden,
closed because of high winds


Cathedral of St. Nicholas
Russian Orthodox Church

Photographed 10 January 2014
Walking along the wall of the Botanical Garden
Joaquingasse towards Rennweg
3rd District

Images and Text © by Merisi
Link:
Cathedral of St. Nicholas
105mm

13 comments:

  1. Those tupelo fruits look like golden balls.

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    1. Amazing how the sun paints the world in golden finery! ;-)

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    1. Thank you! :-)
      Blue sky winter days are the best.

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  3. Very pretty. So nice the birds have fruit to eat!

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    1. Abundantly so, ready to be picked, in this very mild winter!
      There were many of these berries strewn over the walkway, soft and squishy.

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  4. Beautiful shots... and I really like the last one, just having glimpses of the cathedral amid the vegetation.

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    1. Did you click on the link at the bottom of this post? The cathedral of St. Nicholas rises like a mirage, the golden domes against the blue sky, as feast for the eyes.

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    2. I have now! An amazing set of shots!

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  5. The sky is so incredibly blue. It's so rare we have a sky that blue in winter. Beautiful!!!

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    1. Dear Amy,
      I should have said "posted on a January day with the greyest of grey skies" - unfortunately, the Danube gods have carte blanche over Viennese skies, sending up huge black clouds of fog from the river many a morning. The rising sun often loses the battle with that black-clothed army.

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