Monday, 23 May 2016

Hofburg Imperial Palace
Sunday Morning at St. Michael's Gate


Early Morning Scene
Detail of the Power at Sea fountain,
and St. Michael's Gate with its verdigris dome


St. Michael's Square
Power at Land fountain
The fountains, flanking St. Michael's Gate,
were created in 1895 by Austrian sculptor Rudolf Ritter von Weyr


Michaelertor - St. Michael's Gate
St. Michael's Wing of the Imperial Palace
Michaelerplatz
Links:
-> "The St. Michael's Wing was also planned by Joseph Emanuel Fischer von Erlach, and it serves as the connection between the Winter Riding School and the Imperial Chancellery Wing. However, because the old Imperial Theatre (Burgtheater) stood in the way, these plans remained unrealized until Ferdinand Kirschner built the wing from 1889 to 1893, utilizing a slightly altered plan." (Hofburg - Imperial Palace at Wikipedia)
-> More images of Merisi's Michaelerplatz
50mm lens

16 comments:

  1. Awesome captures as always, Merisi!! Incredible statues and, ah, such beautiful blue, blue skies! Superb! Hope you have a great new week!!

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    1. Thank you, Sylvia!
      I hope your week is progressing well, too!

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  2. What fantastic statues, the second one power at land is amazing, beautifully photographed as usual..

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  3. Such beautiful sculpture. Love your 50mm capture. Takes in just the right amount of the scene.

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    1. Thank you! :-)
      I love prime lenses, the 50mm especially.

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  4. Beautiful sculptural work!

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  5. That is a lot of sculptures to look at.

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    1. Oh yes, and I love how the light changes in the course of a day!

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  6. Ahhhh I remember being there last year.... happy memories of a great holiday!

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    1. Such interesting buildings around Michaelerplatz, I always stop when walking through.

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  7. i love that you captured that fellow and his iPad as well as the fabulous scuptures!!

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  8. So much going on there! And that blue, blue sky!

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  9. So much going on there! And that blue, blue sky!

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