Thursday, 15 October 2009

Autumn skies over Schloss Belvedere

The story behind:
Last Sunday morning we went to see an exhibition of one of Austria's most famous painters of the 19th century, Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller, in Vienna's Schloss Belvedere.
As it was the last day of the exhibition, we came very early, to avoid the crowds!
We were one hour too early, in fact!
First we strolled through the gardens of Schloss Belvedere, and as there was still plenty of time left, we went over to the neighbouring Botanical Garden.


A red brick wall that separates the two gardens, and behind the wall you see the copper domes of Schloss Belvedere.


Between two rain showers, the Autums sky changed from pale to dark blue,
and made the scenery really thrilling!


It was great fun to take pictures when the Autumn light was so special!








By the way: in the meantime WINTER has come to Austria, we had the first snowflakes today! They did not last in Vienna, but the surrounding countryside is painted white!

Here is a link to the exhibition Waldmüller,
and here are two of his paintings.


Watch the sky ...


... all around the globe!

26 comments:

Lara said...

wunderbar! Belvedere is magnificent!

Steffi said...

Wonderful photo´s of Belvedere!Tolle Foto´s! Ich mag so schöne herbstliche Aufnahmen!Ein schönes Wochenende!

LG Steffi

Grace Olsson said...

GRAT SHOTS, DEAR
sIMPLY....MAGIC.

CONGRATS

http://graceolsson.com/blog/2009/10/the-capital-of-sweden-at-skywatchfriday/

Erin said...

your captures are beautiful. and i love the new header shot too.
have a great weekend maria.

Pacey said...

Wow, good to be back here after a long time. Those sky shots are beautiful and so with the building.

kden said...

What beautiful gardens! The brick wall reminds me of the book, The Secret Garden. Magical shots.

Guy D said...

These are all fantastic, and I must say your header pic is awesome.

All the best
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Eric said...

Love all teh shot, but if i must choose, the third one is my fav.

Well done!!

Have a nice SWF.

eric, Holland

Vicky said...

I ca not decide which I like the most. They are all wonderful!!!!

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous shots as always, Maria! Always feel like I've been there with you! Love your autumn skies!

Have a great weekend! Hope you have more lovely weather and not too much snow!! yet!!

Sylvia

Linda said...

Love your photos, really nice. And of course your dog, cutiepie :)

Amanda said...

i love your photos!!! I especially love the vines growing on that stone wall... really neat!!! happy skywatch =)

Elisabeth said...

Wonderful captures against those gray clouds. Fantastic color and contrast. Thanks for sharing.

Photo Cache said...

You had a wonderful lighting in your photos. It's a beautiful post.

Tricia said...

I love it when the skies turn real dark like that just before a storm. Your photos are always so wonderful.

I'll have my Sky Watch Friday post up a little later this evening.

Happy Happy Weekend

Rune said...

Yours photo are beautiful!!

J Bar said...

Amazing buildings and scenery.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Japa said...

Thanks for sharing these great shots of sky and garden. Very relaxing.

Quilt Works said...

Love sky and mansion! Wish I was there to visit

Eaglesbrother said...

Such beautiful buildings against a gloomy but interesting sky.


Eaglesbrother

Elizabeth said...

So very lovely
glad I came to visit.
Pats for D'ora

Wienermädel + Co said...

Danke für das Knickserl!
Ungewöhnliche Perspektiven - es ist immer wieder ein Erlebnis, deine Bilder anzuschauen, auch wenn ich nicht immer kommentiere.
Liebe Grüsse nach Wien - hier ist noch immer noch Winter, obwohl der Garten noch nicht winterfest gemacht werden konnte.

Arija said...

Very beautiful photos Maria, i love the wonderful light and the way it reflects off the buildings.

Annie said...

Ah, Maria, gorgeous photos. Wonderful place. Each one of those shots could be a postcard! Thank you

Maria said...

Beautiful post, Maria.
You are right; the darker sky made your photos of Belvedere really pop!
The paintings were also great to see. I like the detail of the chair in which the woman is sitting.
Happy Sunday to you ~ Maria

The Tile Lady said...

This was fascinating! The architecture of Schloss Belvedere and the wonderful gardens in the autumn light, as you say, are just breath-taking. And I know you must have enjoyed the exhibit of paintings very much! Check out my post of the Chrysler Museum on my blog as well....