Friday 19 June 2009

Stormy Weather

Baroque Stone Urns
along the garden wall
- leading to the main gate
of the Upper Belvedere Palace -
are bathed in the light of the
setting evening sun.

Dark Clouds
coming up swiftly from the northeast,
threatening thunderstorms.

The Light
changes quickly,
from cold white to golden hues.

The Gardener's House
and the Linden trees near the
entrance to the Alpine Garden shine
in brilliant evening light against the dark sky beyond.

The South Façade
of the Upper Belvedere's Palace
is already wrapped in twilight's grey.

To the Norteast,
the steeples of "Mary Mother of God"
soar into the sky, with dark clouds growing bolder,
taking on an almost apocalyptic blue.

Photographed by Merisi
in the evening hours of
June 11th, 2009,
at Prince Eugene's Upper Belvedere.


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  1. Hi,

    I hope you mange to visit England, I also hope to visit Vienna, maybe one day.

  2. Your skies have a lot of personality. They create the perfect background canvas for your photos.

  3. I agree with the comment above, you give so much character to the skies... I want to visit Vienna so much too...
    Hope you are having a great weekend!

  4. Wonderful shots all .. I am glad the rain held off til you were done

  5. Love your descriptions here. I felt like I was listening to the beginning of a great suspense movie.

  6. Those are beautiful shots...

    I also hope to visit Vienna one day.

  7. Sunlit trees -- yellow-green against the grey-purple sky -- one of Nature's finest pairings!


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