Spring

And now it is spring at last.
Children running in the grass.

Perfect happiness

The quiet, rare joy of enjoying the work of an artist previously not known. Hans Robert Pippal In a medium that’s my particular favourite and quite uncommon. Pastel To top it further was the subject depicted. Streets of Vienna from the late 20th century. Vital and vibrant. There is a special fragile quality of paintings…

Mountains, mornings and winters

Mountains, mornings and winters seem to be made for each other. Specially after fresh snowfall. The Gerlitzen Alpe is a popular skiing destination and a photographers joy. We went a little crazy. Out with our cameras at all hours of the day and night. Including 4 and 6 am when the sky was clear and the…

A slow warm winter

It seems to be an endless wait for snow in our part of Austria this year. Around me are dry mountains, their trees still holding on to their last brown leaves. Much treasured are small areas around water where there is some frost and ice. A little of winter magic before Spring returns. At Bärenschützklamm, a…

Natural Treasure

Every year when the weather starts getting warmer and the alpine snow starts melting, a pretty little valley in the Hochschwab mountains starts getting filled with crystal clear water. Streams of fresh snow-melt flow down the mountains flooding the grassy valley.Hour by hour this lake expands and water levels rise reaching a depth of over…

Being civilised

A sure indication of the nature of a city is the nature of its downtown. Specially at night. At the center of Vienna is the Stephansplatz. Every elegant strasse of Vienna’s sparkling downtown leads  up to it. Streets and streets full of high-profile fashion brands. Jewellery, fashion, art. There are shops for all. Add to them the glittering…