Monday 30 March 2009

Belvedere's Gardens at Sunset, 1

The Bare Trunks
of linden trees cast their shadows
onto an annexe building on the palace grounds.

Maria Theresa Pavillon
A last caresse by the setting sun,
before she sets behind the Upper Belvedere Palace.
Menagerie Gardens

An Angel Keeping Guard
over a side entrance leading from the Menagerie Gardens
into the extensive French style gardens between
the Lower and the Upper Belvedere palaces.

Eastern Side Entrance
Looking back to the Menagerie garden.

Garden Benches
along the eastside retaining wall
line the path down
to the Lower Belvedere palace,
inviting the passersby to sit
and take in the sights.

at sunset on
Saturday, March 28, 2009


For more of my images
of the Belvedere palaces and gardens,
click on any of the
first four images.
The last picture
will lead to a site
with more information about Belvedere

Stay tuned for part 2 of
Belvedere's Gardens at Sunset!


  1. You are capturing a mood of anticipation for that one hour of wonderfully magic light as the sun says goodbye to us each day.

  2. My deepest thanks to you, Merisi. I bow to you in kind!
    Wishing you a beautiful week,

  3. A wonderful sequence of photographs, Merisi. I like how you compose your pictures.
    Have a nice week ahead!

  4. Lovely as always. I really like how you can see the shadow from the tree in the first photo. Happy Monday!

  5. Wonderful series of shots Merisi. I especially like the one of the benches and the way the one person is sitting and just gazing at the sights.

  6. The trees and shadows on the building are beautiful--so that's a linden tree! And the arc the benches creates is something I'd keep in my memory forever...can't wait for the next installment.

  7. I really love the third shot! The composition is fantastic..

  8. That gate and wall are perfect for a story I'm writing.

  9. You have captured such an atmosphere in that sunlight; an air of expectancy,anticipation in that quiet hour. I love this area with the historic view over the city.In one of those small lodges, Bruckner spent his last years composing, wholly oblivious to the palace only steps away.
    Thanks for the pictures!

  10. I love the gate and garden bench


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