Jan 10, 2011

the art of nature

(when I read Susan's post, I was sitting on the sofa and my weekend had already passed, but maybe this will work, too...)

this weekend I appreciated the art of nature: I went to Lake Neusiedl, which is about 40 minutes (by car) from Vienna. it's quite huge (a small part of it is in Hungary) and UNESCO world heritage. I'm not so fond of it in summer, because it's pretty shallow and muddy and there are always a lot of moskitos, but it's fab in winter because it easily freezes and you can ice skate (or ice sail) for hours.
I felt like skating on the sea, the ice reaching to the horizon and beyond, and sometimes you could not tell where the ice ended and the sky began - and it made me think of Hiroshi Sugimoto's photos called "seascapes", which I like a lot (there you have the art...!)


Kristen Donegan said...

wow this looks amazing- your photos are very artistic Barbara!

Janien /leuke post said...

Hmm, yes nature can be as inspiring as art and this looks like a great place!

barbara said...

thanks Kristen, but it was only "aim + shoot", while I was skating around and fighting the wind.
the scenery was just so good.