Drifting into the Blue Hour
High above the Bristol Hotel,
between the Hotel Sacher and the Opera House.
" ... lonely as a cloud *
that floats on high ... "
View from the Albertina Palais
Dining at the DO & CO Café
Upper terrace of the Albertina Palais
The sun's set behind the "New Wing"
of the Imperial Palace (Neue Hofburg).
At the bottom left, under the row of trees,
the roof of the Hofburg's Art-Nouveau Palm House
It was built at the beginning of the 1900s,
under emperor Francis Joseph.
Reflected in the Imperial Palace's Palm House
of Duke Albert of Saxony,
who became Albert of Saxe-Teschen
after he married Empress Maria Theresa’s daughter,
Archduchess Marie Christine.
The Blue Hour
"The blue hour comes from a French expression (l'heure bleue) which refers to the hour experienced between the hours of daylight and darkness (i.e., Dusk). The time is considered special because of the quality of the light at this time of day (also in photography; it is considered especially flattering for people with blond hair) and because in the summer, this is often when the smell of the flowers is at their strongest.
In Scotland this time of day and the attendant light quality is known as gloaming." **
Sky Watch Friday
Click here for a complete list
of all the participants
of this week's Sky Watch!
from William Wordsworth's poem
"I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" ("The Daffodils")
Click here for Wikipedia's entry.