Saturday 28 July 2012

Vienna in Summer
Meadows and Larks ascending

Into the Vienna Woods
View of Vienna's 14th District
from "Roter Berg" in the 13th District

Roter Berg
Meadows and Woods
13th District

Community Gardens
Roter Berg

Bike at Rest
Roter Berg

One of my favourite spots of Roter Berg:
Over these meadows, if you are lucky,
you can observe a good dozen of larks rising
and listen to their song - it's mesmerising

The Lark Ascending
Tone poem by Ralph Vaughan Williams
"At sight of sun, her music's mirth,
As up he wings the spiral stair,
A song of light, and pierces air 
With fountain ardour, fountain play,
To reach the shining tops of day,
And drink in everything discerned
An ecstasy to music turned,
Impelled by what his happy bill 
Disperses; drinking, showering still, 
Unthinking save that he may give 
His voice the outlet, there to live 
Renewed in endless notes of glee, 
So thirsty of his voice is he, 
For all to hear and all to know 
That he is joy, awake, aglow; 
The tumult of the heart to hear 
Through pureness filtered crystal-clear, 
And know the pleasure sprinkled bright 
By simple singing of delight ..." 
 Quoted from "The Lark Ascending" 
by George Meredith
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  1. Replies
    1. One can follow several paths from there, all are beautiful and offer great vistas of the city.

  2. Dear Readers,
    I am sorry for the missing line breaks after the video. I have no idea why all of a sudden pressing "enter" does not leave a line break. I even tried to manually insert the breaks. They would disappear. I hope to sort it out later. Right now, I must leave.
    A wonderful weekend to all of you,

  3. Sunflowers and bikes are so photogenic. It's nice to get out of the city from time to time, even if one lives in Vienna. Happy weekend, Merisi.

    1. This is IN the city! I can walk there in 10 minutes. ;-)

  4. Your beautiful photographs, along with the Williams (the solo violin is hauntingly lovely) and Meredith's poem are mesmerizing this morning. (My dog was rescued, but we are guessing her to be a Pug/Chihuahua mix.)

  5. lovely place for a bike ride, enjoyed the poem...thanks for visiting my blog again for Skywatch Friday!

  6. Such a lovely place, Merisi, and your captures are delightful as always! I love the poem! Hope you're enjoying a wonderful weekend!

  7. Hearing the larks rising is a delight I've not yet experienced, except in one or two of Elizabeth Goudge's novels. She loved them and wrote about this more than a few times.

  8. I love your nature scenes.

  9. Hi there - splendid green summer shots.

    My picture was taken in winter! In fact it was taken about two weeks ago in northern Queensland. (And if the picture was up side down the cows would be falling off the fields!)

    Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

  10. So beautiful landscape, Merisi!!!
    Your photos are great!

  11. Very nice photographs!

    Cheers from Bohol, Philippines. Visiting from SKYWATCH.


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