Freitag, November 17, 2006

Nothing in life is static. That has been the recurring theme of this week. We learn from the people who have gone before, and we teach those who are coming after. In life you can't stand still, so you need to make sure you are moving in the right direction. As my teacher said in one of my lessons this week "even though you might not know the road and you may not recognize anything around you, if you are going the right direction you can be confident that you'll end up in the right place".

Dienstag, November 14, 2006

Fall is basically gone, and with all the wind and rain and snow most of the leaves are gone, so I thought I would post one more picture in honor of the colors of Autumn.

Montag, November 13, 2006

I was in Vienna not long ago and took quite a few pictures, but it's hard to post everything all at once. I guess that's a good thing because I have pictures to spread out over the times when I don't take many pictures. This evening I was working on a new photoshop technique brought to my attention by An Enlightened Fellow. I thought this was interesting so I decided to share.

Freitag, November 10, 2006

Someone important for some reason on some horse somewhere in Vienna.

Donnerstag, November 09, 2006

Did I mention it gets windy in Vienna? This poor little house didn't even see it coming and then suddenly there it was, perched atop the modern art museum.

Mittwoch, November 08, 2006

When I took this picture I was just enjoying the day and the fountain, but when I looked at the finished product I was surprised to discover I had captured not only the sun and the water, but the combination of the two.

Dienstag, November 07, 2006

Karlskirche in Vienna, Austria. On a warmer day I would have enjoyed spending more time photographing this unique church.

Sonntag, November 05, 2006

Yesterday morning I woke up to this view out my window. I went to Innsbruck with some friends and we were guests of a family who live in the foothills of the Alps. I didn't want to get out of bed, I just wanted to lay there and look at the beautiful view. They were apologizing because it was a cloudy day, but I still thought it was lovely. It has become a joke between my friends here that I am always saying how beautiful everything is, so several times over the weekend when I would point at something and start to speak, two or three people would say in unison "Austria is sooo beautiful!". Hey, it's the truth!

Freitag, November 03, 2006

I began my last post, only a few days ago, with a statement about how Autumn was here. Well, that has past, and with the new month came new weather. We had snow on November 1 and 2 and we could get more today. Some friends of mine from the more temperate country of England thought that a trip to Austria at this time of year would be nice. So I joined them in being swept off their feet by the wind, err, beauty of Vienna. This is a picture of Schloss Belvedere, a very beautiful palace from the early 1700s. It is surrounded by gardens that were designed by a pupil of the gardens of Versailles. Visiting here was the coldest point of my visit, and I couldn't feel my fingers as I was taking this picture. But we had a nice visit together and maybe I'll be able to go back sometime when it's warmer and I can spend more time walking around the grounds.

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