Friday 15 May 2009

Before the Tempest

Reflecting Pool
Upper Belvedere

The Reflective Bridegroom?
"For several virtues
Have I liked several women; never any
With so full soul but some defect in her
Did quarrel with the noblest grace she owed
. . ."
(Shakespeare, The Tempest)

Upper Belvedere Palace
South Façade

Linden Trees
Or are they limetrees?

Towards the Ménagerie Gardens
The silhouette of the golden cupola of the
Russian-Orthodox Cathedral of St. Nicholas
rises defiantly against a pewter thunderstorm sky.

And Here Comes the Bride!

Photographed by Merisi
at the Upper Belvedere

May 15, 2009


  1. Lovely pictures. I was intrigued by your title "Before the Tempest". I trust their marriage will not be tempestuous ;-)

  2. Ahhh, these photographs are something out of an Impressionist painting....Fine Art!!! You are an artiste extraordinaire! ~Janine XO

  3. Does he look a little anxious to you?

    I wonder what he was thinking...

    lovely photos of your city thank you...

    Happy days

  4. really delightfull...of course Merisi!!

    A study of reflection indeed!

  5. I think that Linden trees are also know as Lime trees but not the ones that make the fruit.

    What an enchanting spot for a wedding.


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