An Evening on the Hohe Wand - 10.7.2015

After a slightly cooler, sometimes cloudy day it clears up completely in the evening. For some time, I have planned to make pictures of evening and night. So, at 7:45 p.m, I start the drive up Hohe Wand.

My first goal is the Waldeggerhaus. From here, you get a wonderful view to the west, a good place to wwait for the sunset.

The view to the view tower on Hohe Wand and to Schneeberg. Dürre Wand to the right.

The sun  ...

 ... still up a bit. This is the view to Northwest. Far left in the dust, Ötscher can be seen very faintly.

Flowers on that wonderful grassland beneat the Waldeggerhaus: Oregano (Origanum vulgare)

Musk thistle (Carduus nutans)

This one seems to serve as a sleeping place for bumble bees ... could be broken-belted bumblebees (Bombus soroeensis) ???

St. John´s wort (Hypericum perforatum)

Evening impressions ...

 ... with Schneeberg in the background.

Evening panorama in western direction, tken from the grassland beneath the Waldeggerhaus. Click here or into the picture for a larger display.

Sunset comes nearer ...



 ... sunset.

Last rays ...

A last panorama, after that I change my place ...  Click here or into the picture for a larger display.

A short drive over to the Skywalk, where I wait for the night to come. This is the view to Maiersdorf

Skywalk, with Wiener Neustadt behind, Stollhof beneath. Funny traces of light on the Skywalk on this long time - exposure ...

 ... coming from a fresh air - freak preparing his hammock for a night outside. Now, he has layn down to sleep. Panoramic picture with the Skywalk. Click here or into the picture for a larger display.

View over Maiersdorf, Gaaden, Muthmannsdorf and the Fischau mountains to the lights of Wiener Neustadt.

Wiener Neustadt

The sleeper ...

I walk to the big plain grassland near the Postl inn to admire the stars.

Up centre the Great Bear, one of the very few constellations I know. The light far right down ist still the last sunlight - at 10:45 p.m.!

This light is artificial from settlements in the southern Vienna´s plain (Neunkirchen?)

Aeroplanes on their way.

Tremendous number of stars ...

Still a slight bit of light to the Northwest.