Thursday, 13 April 2017

Wenn der Flieder wieder blüht
Vienna in the Time of Lilacs

Lilacs in the Courtyard bloom
Facade of the Imperial Palace's Leopold Wing

Fiaker Horse

A Red Horse Chestnut Tree
Flower candelabras almost ready to open

Photographed during lunch hour
12 April 2016

When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d
Walt Wh1tman

When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom’d,
And the great star early droop’d in the western sky in the night,
I mourn’d, and yet shall mourn with ever-returning spring.

Ever-returning spring, trinity sure to me you bring,
Lilac blooming perennial and drooping star in the west,
And thought of him I love.

Images © by Merisi

-> When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d, by Walt Wh1tman
-> The Red Horse Chestnut Tree


  1. They're a beautiful sight. We do have them here as well.

  2. Favourite time of year...

  3. Spring is always such a beautiful time of the year. Thanks for sharing these stunning photos!

  4. I do LOVE lilacs and I miss them. They don't grow in the desert so I have to drive north to see any. Growing up in Illinois, we had lilacs in the yard.


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