Saturday, January 22, 2011

Melk Abbey and Umberto Eco (Austria Trip - 4)



























Abația  Melk este situată pe un deal stâncos cu vedere spre

Umberto Eco denumește unul din protagoniștii
romanului său Numele trandafirului, după numele acestei abații, "Adso von Melk".


Melk Abbey is an Austrian Benedictine abbey, and one of
the world's most famous monastic sites. It is located above
the town of Melk on a rocky outcrop overlooking the river
Danube in Lower Austria, adjoining the Wachau valley.
In his well-known novel The Name of the Rose, Umberto Eco
named one of the protagonists "Adso von Melk"
as a tribute to the abbey and its famous library.


Other Posts from Austria Trip:

56 comments:

Clint said...

Stunningly beautiful. I would love to visit this place. Thank you, Wind!

ADRIAN said...

Too much to take in at one go so I'll have to come back again. Superb photography and as always your treatment and processing is both sympathetic and effective.

Ola said...

yes, this library do speak to me!

Willy. CREALINELIJNEN said...

In the name of the rose!
perfect impression!!
Thanks..
Groetjes,Willy

Silver said...

It is amazingly beautiful. I like its ecclesiastical feel of the buildings. Even the lines of walkway creates a fascinating interesting picture is nonetheless a beautiful capture.

Smiles,
Silver

Ignacio Santana said...

Impresionante reportaje, Wind!!!...el lugar es precioso pero tus fotografías lo hacen brillar con más energía. Me gusta mucho el procesado y mis favoritas son la de la escalera y el guante, je,jeeee!!!

Un gran abrazo!!! ;)

magda said...

Wind, hi from Greece
Thank You very much for to visit to my blog and for your nice comments !!
Your photos are amazing !!!
I have been in Austria, but not in Melk Monastery, is so beautiful !
You are allready in my favorites blogs and i will follow..
Have a nice weekend
Best regards
Magda

Joop Zand said...

I have visit that place in 1995, really nice and fotogenic.

greetings, Joop

Luis Gomez said...

Excellent images. Beautiful group of photos.

Kenneth Larsson said...

Very beautiful! I'm really impressed! Greatjob! :-)

Have a nice evening!

theys roland said...

Staircase in spiral is superb!

jelb said...

Bonsoir,
An interesting report with well seen photographic compositions..Bravo!

VertAnge said...

Superbe imagini!Am fost si eu la Melk, dar nu am reusit sa surprind fotografii atat de frumoase.

Traveling Hawk said...

Asteptam pozele astea de la Melk, Daliana! Si da, am ghicit bine intr-una din postarile tale anterioare: chiar era biblioteca din Melk. Un loc de suflet in Austria.

Tommy Andre Nekkoy said...

very nice pictures - well done

ANRAFERA said...

...toda una preciosidad de reportaje, estupendamente plasmado por tu objetivo. Buenísimas fotografías y procesados. Enhorabuena Wind. Saludos y que tengas un estupendo fin de semana.
Ramón

Kaya said...

Wind, I wish I would visit this place some day. I would probably would spend a few days there. I have never been in such places. Never.

Outstanding photos!!!!!!! I love all of them a lot. They are all beautiful.

The last photograph with a street musician touched my heart. Black and white with a few colors. Amazing!!!!

se-cret said...

Foarte frumos locul acesta din Austria.Superbe imaginile,ca de obicei!!!Să ai un weekend plăcut și calm!

horse and moon said...

beautiful photos !!!

you have a good eye :)

Karina said...

lucrarile tale imi taie respiratia!!!

Brosu Constantin said...

Uaaaaau.... excelentă serie! Felicitări!

Design Elements said...

stunning!

Vasile Covaciu said...

excelenta incursiune wind!
Felicitari!

Celia na Italia said...

These pictures seem frames!
Very nice!

Trevor Woodford said...

Such grandeur in the buildings and the images are stunning. The quality of your images as always is superb..!

Anita said...

yes..take me there at once!!

I love that kind of photoes..all that art ,all that museums..

wish for you and family a very peaceful and happy weekend))))))))

T. Becque said...

What a place! I like your use of color blended with mono.

Fram Actual said...

I enjoy the books of Umberto Eco, the taste of Benedictine and the sight of old, opulent buildings, so this particular post scores high points with me, Wind.

You were a lucky man to have explored such a place, and your visitors are fortunate you choose to share the photographs of your travels with them. Thank you.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Beautiful interior and exteriors... I like the one on the hilltop overlooking the cityscape.
Have a great weekend.
Wong

Ari said...

Thank you for such a historical guided tour online.

Temujin said...

Wow, It's all beautiful.

Dumitru ( micky65 ) said...

Un loc de poveste.Un adevarat centru cultural si spiritual.Multumesc Wind!
Superba colectia interioara de picturi, foarte sugestive.
Duminica placuta!

Cartim said...

Pare extraordinar de frumos acest loc .

Multibrand said...

Wonderful photos of Austria, Wind.

TONY65 said...

Bellissime immagini complimenti

shadownlight said...

awesome!

Anamaria said...

lindas fotos, Daliana! e a luz!!!!!

Nevine said...

An eye for art... an eye for architecture... and an eye for nature! Your photographs here are beautiful. I also saw the black & whites from your previous post. Haunting and ethereal and transporting... to say the least. Thank you for sharing.

Nevine

Olga said...

This is a sunning place without compromise - very beautiful, very grand. You captured the spirit of the abbey artfully.

Rizalenio said...

It's like walking in a beautiful dream again. All the wonderful things are in this series. These images are so surreal. I love all the photos esp the 9th and 10th images.

marul said...

a treia , a patra si a cincea .

pharaonx said...

desi imi plac mai multe fotografii din acest post, cea cu scarile ma atrage cel mai mult.parca ma hipnotizeaza.
o saptamina buna.

Andras said...

Super imagini, minunat!!!

Y. Ikeda said...

Breathtaking photos, as always. Your photos makes me feel like visiting there!
Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day.
Yoshi

marty said...

Amazing place ! a beautiful, impressive serie of images !
I loved this visit ! thank you a lot!
bisous wind

ionelmuscalu said...

Fotografiile sunt extraordinare, dar si realitatea este la fel.

Lara @ Uproad said...

one of the most spectacular places in Austria and you captured it so well!

robert said...

Ha, ha!
As putea sa spun ca este prima data cand stam fata-n fata, nu?! (mirror room melk)

Despre "subiectul" fotografiilor trebuie sa iti spun ca oricat ar incerca omul sa egaleze maretia si fastul operei lui Dumnezeu ...va fi la fel de departe ca la ... inceput! In schimb va putea sa spuna: "ut in omnibus glorificetur deus". Asta, DA!

PS: nu imi dau seama cum, dar imi arata ca postarea asta are PR=5. Nebanuite sunt caile ... Google.

J_on_tour@jayzspaze said...

Hi Wind, You give us a variety of lessons here in composition and processing. The amazing interiors of sculpture and artwork remind me of Rome. I can almost feel the marble and the books... oh sorry, I'm not allowed to touch the books. I have been looking for staircases recently but there is no comparison to image 10. I like the vanishing point theme going on in many images. ...another self portrait ?, how privileged are we?!... from a safe distance of course .. ha ha !!

joanny said...

Wind:

You always manage to take photographs to have us see the beauty in a very unique way. Each photo is exquisite, and the last two took me by surprise, for not only for the black and white with the spot of blue and the leaves piled so neatly with the spots of color, but the emotional depth you captured, we can feel the books, touch the people and walk with you down the narrow streets, so powerful is your art.

joanny

Veronique said...

Superbe foto de arhitectura!

Lily Riani said...

can you see me gawking?

Glen Hartjes said...

A wonderful look at Austria, thank you!

Úrsula CoCo said...

¡Me ha gustado muchísimo!
El juego de blanco y negro con el color ingenioso y apropiado.
¡saludos! :)

shaman said...

Superbe poze.

Flutterby said...

Thank you for sharing your visit. The spiral staircase is amazing.