Marble Quarry 28.2.2009

Last night it was raining, so last week´s snow has molten nearly completely at least in the plain. I start my walk at the outskirts of Winzendorf, going up to the disused marble quarry and to its two view points, afterwards I walk along the ridge of the Fischau mountains to the big limestone quarry where I descend to the village.

Panoramic view of the southern Vienna´s plain (Steinfeld - "stone field") as seen from beneath Muthmannsdorf´s marble quarry. Click here or into the picture for a larger version.

Winzendorf with Wechsel and Semmering in the backdrop.

Steinfeld ("Stone field") with the Rosalia mountains behind, Weikersdorf in the foreground.

In the forest above the quarry

View over the marble quarry to Bad Fischau and Wiener Neustadt

A bench is inviting for a rest.

Zooming in to the Semmering region, wrapped in clouds.

At the second viewpoint called "Neue Welt - Blick" ("New World´s view"): A faint, but clearly visible rainbow over the Piesting valley.

Panoramic view of "Neuen Welt" from  the viewpoint "Neue Welt - Blick" ("new World´s view") above Muthmannsdorf´s marble quarry. Schneeberg wrapped in clouds today. Click here or into the picture for a larger version.