Sunset at Belvedere
Looking toward east,
through the gate leading to the gardens
to the south of the Upper Belvedere Palace.
The setting sun
illuminates the façades and roofs
of the eastside of the Third District.
Horses and Sphinxes
in front of the Rococo palace's
Gate leading to
the menagerie gardens
to the east of the upper palace.
View from the north side
of the Upper Belvedere:
beyond the walled Belvedere gardens,
the cupola of the Baroque Salesianerinnenkirche -
the Salesian Church of the Visitation of Mary -
rises against the evening sky.
greets St. Stephen's Cathedral, with its Gothic south tower
marking the center of the city since the Middle Ages.
Beyond the inner city
lie the hills and vineyards of the 19th District.
Photographed by Merisi
in the evening hours of
June 9th, 2009,
at the Upper Belvedere.