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Traveller's Night Song

By brownsilent
Good morning,

Tempus fugit - time runs faster than we might like it, but that's life.
The sun is shining, but it is not any more as it should be in mid August. Seems like we get an early autumn this year. Well, nothing to say agains nice, warm, sunny autumn days.

This set of images I took from our hotel window, one wonderful evening. They are in backwards order, as I think the most dramatic is the latest one.

With them comes a little poem from our great national poet, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Ein Gleiches

Über allen Gipfeln
Ist Ruh,
In allen Wipfeln
Spürest du
Kaum einen Hauch;
Die Vögelein schweigen im Walde.
Warte nur, balde
Ruhest du auch.

Another Night Song
a Leslie Norris translation

Above the high screes
No stir,
In the tops of trees
No whisper.
Birds sleep in the deep forest.
Wait, and like these
You too shall rest.

Hope you enjoy the images as well as the poem.
Have a great day and a good week. I'll catch up with you in a few days.


Tags: Sunshine Nightfall Landscape and travel Goethe Poems

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sunshot 13 24 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2008 8:25AM
lovely skyscape, well captured

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lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
18 Aug 2008 8:26AM
Gorgeous sun set
Strobe 10 1.3k United States
18 Aug 2008 8:29AM
Excellent series
goso 11 2 1 Australia
18 Aug 2008 8:30AM
Good series of pics Johanna, but my preference is vers.2.....Bill
dianah 11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2008 8:39AM
What a beautiful place Jo and the sunsets are wonderful. A great series, well taken.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2008 9:25AM
V1 - restrained, austere drama. Great set.
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2008 10:15AM
A fine set indeed, Johanna. I like the understatement of #1.
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
18 Aug 2008 10:25AM
Beautiful sky

peugeot406 11 7 1 England
18 Aug 2008 11:17AM
Beautiful set of images
newy17 12 273 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2008 11:32AM
Love version one jo nicely captured images,,
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
18 Aug 2008 1:52PM
Beautiful images Johanna - you've caught the rays of light beautifully. What a transformation to see the daylight shot in v4. And the poem: thank you for that.
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
18 Aug 2008 1:52PM
Love the poem Johanna and the shots are stunning. I particularly like No1.
cheesey 12 2 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2008 2:05PM
Cracking images, nicely done.
Regards Cheesey.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
18 Aug 2008 2:09PM
A beautiful set of images, awesome sunset!
dawnmichelle 10 12 United States
18 Aug 2008 2:44PM
fantastic images and the write up to go with them
Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
18 Aug 2008 3:00PM
So beautiful,
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
18 Aug 2008 3:27PM
Good set Johanna.Think No2 is the most dramatic tho'.
Excellent stuff.
Cormy 10 3 England
18 Aug 2008 4:19PM
LOvely set Jo.
pmaclll 12 5 Scotland
18 Aug 2008 4:32PM
nice capture, like the rays
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
18 Aug 2008 5:44PM
A great set of images Johanna and you must be vey important to get a room with views like that.
glyndwr 11 66 10 Wales
18 Aug 2008 6:44PM
V1 is great Jo.

pascalg Plus
10 37 France
18 Aug 2008 7:09PM
very nice set, light, colours... & poem Smile
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2008 7:47PM
V2 and V4 my faves but all good shots
greatdog 10 21 England
18 Aug 2008 8:02PM
Great set of shots,lovely colours and clouds,Dane.
GalleryGirl 10 4 2 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2008 9:03PM
Super shots and colours in the sky. Well captured.
Marilyn x
bayleaf 10 8 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2008 9:36PM
A lovely set of shots Jo. Love the sky too.

chuckspics 11 14 United States
18 Aug 2008 10:03PM
a scene from the window of an airplane, ,Chuck
MalcolmS Plus
12 1.2k 13 England
18 Aug 2008 10:13PM
Great sky Hanni

gerrymac 10 10 1 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2008 10:30PM
Gorgeous skies Jo ..and verse
peterboyce 10 1 England
18 Aug 2008 10:32PM
great set of images johanna love all 4...(just not sure about the sky though it irritates me somewhat hahahah).....peter
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2008 10:43PM
Yeah Peter, give it back to me... don't succumb!!! Smile
MandsH 11 England
18 Aug 2008 11:52PM
Lovely shots Johanna
KangaGal 9 66 Australia
19 Aug 2008 8:26AM
Great series here Johanna.
Herge88 11 40 4 England
19 Aug 2008 10:09AM
The rays coming over the clouds in version one are beautiful.

Best Matt
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
19 Aug 2008 12:48PM
V1 is magnificent. We have had a very rainy summer to make the best of what we have. This is a lovely series.
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2008 4:23PM
V1 is superb. Wonderful colours
MickyMc 10 8 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2008 5:26PM
Beautiful shots, cant wait for the Summer days to arrive here never mind the autumn LOL
bobalot 11 10 England
19 Aug 2008 6:48PM
great set of shots.

Rgds Bob
bunbeam 12 2 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2008 10:45PM
all wonderful captures
JimV 11 6 3 Canada
20 Aug 2008 4:33AM
I agree that V1 is the best of the sunsets Johanna, but the landscape (especially large) is a feast for the eyes, really enjoyed a looong look at it!
Rgds., Jim
GlenD 11 United States
20 Aug 2008 5:53AM
Cor my eyes went all funky for a minute I couldn't read the first peom but got back in focus for the second Wink
Great set of sunsets with those rays and the lanscape with mountains is awsome!!
Richsr 11 91 223 England
20 Aug 2008 9:02AM
Like this set of Images Johanna - certainly a love sun set.
Well controlled captures.
Regards Richard.
Scott_Scot 13 4 4 Scotland
20 Aug 2008 9:03AM
A Crackin group of shots lass!!! SmileSmileSmile

Scaramanga Plus
10 56 6 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2008 5:07PM
Lovely light and colour.
churchill123 13 233 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2008 6:01PM
1 & 3 I like the best but all beautiful images with lovely colours

GeorgeRusky 12 1 4
20 Aug 2008 8:50PM
Nice collection, Johanna
22 Aug 2008 5:42AM
Beautiful pictures and poem. Wish I could float away on that sunset. Looks gorgeous.
JudeC 11 6 3 England
22 Aug 2008 10:47AM
Beautiful captures and verse - Jude.
Ray42 10 3 England
23 Aug 2008 7:34PM
Superb images and I agree with you the latest is best for me - the poem adds to the scene - well done
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
24 Aug 2008 12:03AM
Awesome work here Johanna, and such a pleasure to see a nice white delicate stroke to seperate the shots from the dark BG. Hope you know what I mean...nudge nudge, wink wink.

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