Sunday, 15 July 2012

On Gustav Klimt's Birthday
What I learned on that memorable Day

Morning at the Belvedere
The city rose in rather subdued mood,
as if gilded finery were reserved
for the great artist born
150 years ago that day

5:56 AM
Somebody forgot to focus -
early mornings run better on automatic,
I learned

I also learned that fairies
still jump when I ask them to,
even at dawn's early light

Photographed on 14 July 2012
at the Upper Belvedere
Images and Text © by Merisi


  1. The sphinx seems bemused by the jumping fairy. Beautiful, as always, Merisi!

  2. With the city in the background, the fairy seems to be flying above the buildings - it's all about perspective.

  3. Marvelous captures as always, Merisi! Love that jumping fairy!! Hope you've had a great weekend!

  4. That's quite a lot to learn so early in the morning. You must have had some delicious coffee to brighten your day.
    Have a wonderful Sunday, though I guess your's is practically over now.

  5. {{ love
    the reflection
    in the window glass! }}

  6. Whoever that is jumping got pretty high

  7. Klimt's life seems the very archetype of what an artist's should be
    for good and bad
    His birthday is certainly something to celebrate.

  8. Anonymous15 July, 2012

    your convincing power is strong ... to make someone jump like this at such an hour of the day (night) :)

  9. I have to come back to Vienna...

  10. Thank you all for your kind comments and the smiles!

  11. Replies
    1. The same girl climbed up our cherry trees as a three year old already. Neighbors ringing my doorbell, worried up her up there. She's born an athlete.

  12. If it were not for bloggers I would never get to see the world. Thanks for taking me only on this adventure and being such a great tour guide.


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