Friday, 6 March 2015

Stormy April Weather in March
Up and down Graben Square

Lunch Hour
Dark clouds, illuminated by the sun,
rushing over the Viennese sky

Graben Square
Minutes after a short rain shower,
the city awash in brilliant light

and the square once again
the center of bustling activity

The Fanboy
Heading to a coffee house,
for some postbrandial delight?

Photographed 4 March 20015
Images and Text © by Merisi
-> Graben @ Wikipedia::
"The Graben (German: Trench) is one of the most famous streets in Vienna's first district, the city centre. It begins at Stock-im-Eisen-Platz next to the Palais Equitable and ends at the junction of Kohlmarkt and Tuchlauben."
"The Graben traces its origin back to the old Roman encampment of Vindobona. The south-western wall of the settlement extended along the length of the present-day Graben and Naglergasse; before the wall lay a trench (Graben). This trench still stood in front of the medieval city walls. At the end of the 12th century, the city was enlarged by the Babenberg Dukes, using the ransom money for Richard the Lionheart. At this time the trench was filled in and levelled. The Graben thereby became one of the first residential streets in the new section of the city."
-> Plague Column @ Wikipedia
-> Sky Watch Friday


  1. Wonderful light. ♥nic

  2. I love these!! Wish I could send you some of our warm weather and blue, blue skies!! Amazing for Oregon in March, but I'm surely not complaining!!

  3. Vienna is marvellous !


  4. The statues and architecture stand out beautifully against those skies. The dog, of course, is a cutie pie.

  5. Lovely sights, the statue looks beautiful. And I love the cute dog, he is on a mission.. Have a happy weekend!

  6. Despite the overcast sky, the gold shimmers beautifully.

    Worth a Thousand Words

    1. The sun shone on the other side of the square, so to speak! ;-)

  7. Such idyllic street scenes. I'm ready for April weather.

  8. Magnificent square! The dog in the last photo looks like a skinny version of mine!

  9. Intriguing all the way around. Love the dog.

  10. Seeing your photos always makes me wish I had made it to Vienna.

  11. Even the people are BEAUTIFUL!

  12. So beautiful. How I long to see your part of the world!

  13. Seriously, I don't think it could be more charming!
    Great photos as always! Happy March to you! :)

  14. Love dark clouds and sun in the spring!

  15. love that dog ...

    Sunday my husband and i went out to do some errands .. the skies were blue and cloud free then as we walked along getting closer to the shops the skies darkened, they looked just like the skies in your photo but thankfully nothing happened .. no snow, no rain ... just silly skies ..


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