Monday, 17 January 2011

A wonderful sunrise with a partial eclipse

A partial eclipse, a rare and quite exciting event,
took place some days ago in Vienna,
on 4 January 2011.
I know, I'm very late posting my pictures,
but I'm a very lazy blogger lately...

When I left my apartment in the morning, the sun rose,
painting the clouds orange in a most spectacular way,

reflecting and thus multiplying the golden glow
as if anticipating that soon the sun would be partially hidden by the shadow of the moon.

I found a place to see the partial eclipse
between the high-rise buildings of the city.

ARed Cross alu blanket (black picture) and some coloured transparent plastic folders (red picture) had to suffice to filter the gleaming sunlight.

Saturday, 1 January 2011

...and a Happy New Year!

Greetings from the City of Johann Strauss,
where Franz Welser-Möst conducted this year's New Year's Concert,
featuring the legendary music of the Strauss family and of Franz Liszt!

And if you want to escape from the City of music for an afternoon,
take a trip through the romantic snow-covered Vienna Woods!

I wish you a happy New Year, dear friends!
I hope the next year will be as good as the last one!