Sunday 25 October 2009

Thus Sang The Jolly Autumn

Thus sang the jolly Autumn as he sat;
Then rose, girded himself, and o'er the bleak
Hills fled from our sight; but left his golden load.

Quoted from
by William Blake


October 30, 2008
68°F (20°C)

Pictures taken during a walk
from the Burgtheater to Heldenplatz,
through the Volksgarten's Rose Garden


  1. Rainy day in Freiburg, but after seeing your photos, I feel sunny in my my, as always.

    Those quoted lines make the photos even more lovely :-)

  2. What a beautiful setting. If this is autumn then life must be good :-)

  3. It's a jolly autumn day just like that here, only about 20 degrees cooler!

  4. the fountains are so beautiful!

  5. Thanks for sharing your autumn day. I just love autumn days when the sun shines so bright. We had a day like that yesterday and I had to run a pick up my camera to capture such beauty.

  6. Words, pictures, a touch of class here and there, a twinkle of light, life as lived in Vienna comes across beautifully through your pictures.

  7. Lana and I were out for a walk in the park today. A bit more wild than this but with its own beauty. This looks like a nice place to gather.

  8. always delightful photos! and the quote perfectly suited

  9. Beautiful! and so joyous to see folks out and about enjoying it all.

  10. @ Eugenia,
    Blake's jolly autumn line always make me smile. May sunny autumn days be in store for you too! :-)

    @ Anil P,
    oh yes, when the sun's shining, autumn is truly wonderful!

    @ willow,
    actually, today we had just about 60°F, only 10° more than in your parts, but brilliant sunshine nonetheless.

  11. @ Shadow,
    oh yes,
    they always stop me in my tracks. :-)

    @ Marilyn Miller,
    I captured the images here last year, but the weather today was equally sunny and bright, albei I was not able to go outside.

    @ lakeviewer,
    thank you! :-)

  12. @ Charles Gramlich,
    I am lucky enough that this park is on my way when I walk from the Burgtheater into the center (and every now and then arrive late, what with the roses in the rose garden calling).

    @ Kay,
    thank you! :-)

    @ sue,
    this must be one of the most beloved green spaces here in Vienna, even in the evening, at dusk.

  13. It all looks so colourful and animated.. such beauty.

  14. Love those park bench photos! And the fountain one!

  15. It is definitely looking like autumn on your side of the world! We are getting some lovely color now too...

  16. Those brown leaves fluttering around the green grass is a delightful sight!


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