Saturday 14 January 2012

Morning at Schönbrunn's Gloriette
Vienna in Winter

Early Bird
Schönbrunn's Gloriette -
the Palace Garden's Little Glory -
high on the hill behind Schönbrunn Palace,
in the early morning winter light.
Last night's snow covers the grounds
like a lacy anti-macassar, fast-moving clouds
travel eastwards, seagulls brave
a swim in the reflecting pool

Photographed 14 January 2012
Images and Text © by Merisi
The Gloriette at Wikipedia:
The Schönbrunn Palace Garden Gloriette


  1. Noon, and the sky is sparkling blue!

    A wonderful weekend to all of you,

  2. Good morning, Merisi, from a very chilly New York.

    Sometimes that blue sky that follows snowfall seems brighter because of the sun lit snow below.

    Your photographs of the arrival, stay and departure of Viennese snow are superb. We are greatly indebted to you for capturing so many views and moods.

    Some of your photos are filled with romance; some, like those of the gardener on the go, are lighter commentary on how we humans cope with flakes.

    Thank you so very much! xo

  3. C'est magnifique ! Schönbrunn is a wonderful palace with marvellous gardens, the Gloriette is magical in the snow...
    Thank you Merisi for this photo of Winter, this season decide to forget France this year, the weather is not winter weather... snifff... Well, what we can do ? Waiting for him... :)

    Nice week-end in Wien Merisi !
    (I think that Wierner Eistraum will soon begin)


  4. I love the reflection on the water. Stunning!


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