Wednesday 20 May 2009

Lunchtime at Palais Augarten

Palais Augarten
Home of the Vienna Boys' Choir and the
Viennese Porcelain Manufactury Augarten
Obere Augartenstraße 1
Second District

"A Rose Is A Rose"
"Viennese Rose"
Porcelain Vase by Augarten

Click here
for more information
about the history and products
of the venerable

Viennese Porcelain Manufactury

To read up about the Wiener Sängerknaben,
their history, their schooling, their four choirs
and their storied home,
click here
to reach their home page.

Lunchtime at Palais Augarten
Photographed today by Merisi
in the palace's extensive gardens.


  1. I adore your first photo as well as the photo of the trees and shadows...has a Renoir quality about it! Just fantastic! BTW, I had trouble sleeping the other I visited my favorite blogs! :-) This is simply wonderful! ~Janine XO

  2. Love the shadows and doorways. I would have never thought to take the picture of the sprinklers, but the crisscross design they make and the framing with the trees in the foreground is really delightful. Thanks for helping me think "outside the box."

  3. Doorways and passages set my imagination to ponder what could happen in such places. They have that magnificent quality about them, just like the other photos you post, Merisi.

  4. Beautiful pictures, I love the one of the water sprinkler, it makes it look like high summer!

  5. Wonderful shapes and shadows!

  6. Sniffles and Smiles,
    I felt lucky to capture the little kids in their black and white outfits walking by the gate (my "good" camera is in the hospital and my little Lumix is so much slower, I miss a lot of good shots).

    you are welcome! :-)
    I try to challenge myself when taking pictures. Thinking outside the box does not always help me to produce great pictures, but chances are that every now and then one makes me happy when looking at it for the first time after downloading.

    I liked how the leaves and the blossoms of the linden tree created a curtain, almost like a stage for the water plays beyond.

  7. Barbara Martin,
    thank you! :-)

    There are so many doors and gates along the garden walls, I had a hard time chosing! ;-)

    Wandring Star,
    it was hot enough for a midsummer's day, summer has truly arrived in Vienna!

  8. Vicki Lane,
    thank you!

    I have always a hard time deciding which pictures to publish. Today I chose the ones with shapes and shades of grey, even though I took a lot of pictures full of colour. ;-)

  9. BEAUTIFUL captures each and every the doorways :)
    have a wonderful rest of the week.

  10. Thank you, Erin,
    and may you ease into the weekend exactly the way you like it! :-)

  11. Merisi, you really have captured the romance of the place, that dreamy landscape from under the Linden? tree, the mysterious gate leading where?, the black shadows, the Roses and the Saengerknaben... so very charming.

  12. The repeating patterns in this post are awesome. I love the last photograph...
    You always inspire me...I think I will go take so pictures...see what I can see.

  13. Thank you, Arija,
    that was only the beginning - two more posts about Augarten in the wings! :-)

    Sherry, thank you,
    it is truly lovely to hear about having inspired someone to go out and capture the world! :-)

  14. All of these, but that third photograph especially.

    Are you particularly inspired by spring? It hasn't been so long since I've visited here, yet I'm stunned by your prodigious output.

  15. Thank you so much for the nice comment you left me. I see that you have taken many fantastic photos! I love architecture, and I have to admit being more than a little jealous that you live where there are so many great old buildings to photograph. I'll have to add you to my list of blogs I check regularly! Have a wonderful day! ~Lori

  16. It's the door that draws my heart to seems so familiar to me for some unknown reason. Beautiful, as usual.

  17. Oh, I just love that swirling curlicue on that gate in your first image. And the sprinklers making everything fresh and pristine is glorious. These are all gems--the shadows, the worn textured doors, etc. Wonderful!

  18. I can't stop sighing...beautiful "hidden doors", greenery and sunlight, water and sky...all so beautiful!
    Thank you again for sharing!

  19. I am impressed with your beautiful photos.
    Best wishes,

  20. Such lovely sunny Viennese posts! Beautiful to see. Thank you for your visit today and for your sweet comment. You are welcome anytime!
    Best to you!

  21. Anonymous21 May, 2009

    What a beautiful environment for their home base.

  22. Since I'm from Eur. I've heard the Wiener Sanger Knaben (live!). Wow, you have some stunning pics here - the one with the sprinklers (very creative:) ), and the the pic of the shadows of the trees!

  23. Wonderful sense of air, light and atmosphere here...

  24. I love Europe in the spring. How I wish I were coming over this year.

  25. I like that place specially their flower garden.

    Cassy from Download Guitar Lessons


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