Thursday, 8 July 2010

Sky Watch Friday - Summer evening sky

A warm summer evening in the outskirts of Vienna:
A summer sunset behind Leopoldsberg.

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Yesterday, my friend Brigitte and me ("The Vienna Skywalkers")
made our weekly evening tour in the Western part of Vienna.
We went by bus to Kahlenbergerdorf and followed the steep "Nasenweg"
to the top of Leopoldsberg.

Soon, a beautiful view over Vienna and the Danube opened:

You may enlarge the pictures for a more detailed view!

At the foot of the hill you can see the lovely village Kahlenbergerdorf.
There is the Danube (which is actually blue today!!) with Donauinsel and the New Danube,
and in the background the many bridges connecting the "city" with "Transdanubien",
as the Viennese fondly call the northern part of Vienna.

Here a look over the deep green wineyards on the soft rolling hills.

Soon we came across a small "Heurigen" in the middle of the wineyards with a nice view over the flat countryside northeast of Vienna.

We drank a delicious glass of red wine grown on the neighbouring hills, Zweigelt from Hajszan, and slowly walked back to the city.

The last rays of the setting sun deepened the colours over the city and bathed the meadows in a golden light, the hills behind already dark.


Lady Di Tn said...

What a lovely walk and some refreshment too. Thanks for takin us with you. Peace

Lara Neusiedler said...

superb! isn't it beautiful that summer is finally here :)! mit oder ohne Hitzewelle :))!

nonizamboni said...

Gorgeous views! thanks for taking us along. The summer sky is always so inviting. Yours reminds me of a warm baby blanket--soft and snuggly.

Maria said...

This was a beautiful visit in which you let us join you, Maria ~
What lovely scenery and glorious city and skyline views! I especially love the round white table and seating where you enjoyed your wine!
Wishing you a Lovely summertime weekend! ~Maria

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous captures, Maria! And what a fun walk! Such beautiful skies! Thanks for taking us along, sounds like the perfect summer day/evening! Have some more fun this weekend! Happy SWF!


EG Wow said...

How nice that there is still a lot of green areas around Vienna. Thank you for the tour.

Titania said...

Maria, I needed an evening tour of Vienna. You provided it perfectly.
Servus T.

Janie said...

This was a lovely tour of the outskirts of Vienna. I enjoyed the views of the vinyard and rolling hills, all very beautiful.

Regina said...

Wow Maria. These are lovely skies and scenes.
The summer is really wonderful out there.
Thank you for sharing.

Happy SWF weekend.

Marina said...

Beautiful, clear photos! I enjoyed the walk!

Light and Voices said...

Loved the cyber tour posted on your blog. Wish I was there!
Joyce M

Donna said...

What a beautiful journey! Thank you for taking me along! I hope to see area in person some day!