Sunday 24 July 2016

Visiting Joseph Haydn Country
Does Landscape shape Character?

Does Landscape Shape Character?
Joseph Haydn
spent his early childhood

in close proximity
to this river

and the riparian forests
along it.

"In the beginning, God made Heaven and Earth;
and the Earth was without form and void;
and darkness was upon the face of the deep

"In the spirit, God moved upon the face of the waters;
and God said: Let there be light. And there was light" *

Joseph Haydn
met his creator 204 years ago today

Photographed by Merisi
May 17, 2009
near Rohrau, Haydn's birthplace -
less than an hour's drive southeast of
Vienna in Lower Austria

Images and own text © by Merisi
*) Quote from Robert Shaw's lyrics to Franz Joseph Haydn's "Die Schöpfung"
Link: "The Creation" - Leonard Bernstein conducting


  1. I absolutely believe that the landscape shapes our characters. Although, often, we are completely oblivious.


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