Thursday, January 3, 2013

A Waltz and A Ballet

Come, my friends, and join me as we take a break from the cold chill of winter and tour Vienna! First we will visit the Golden Hall and listen to some waltzes played by a philharmonic. After that some joyous festival dancers, an old monastery, beautiful ballet in a wonderfully gorgeous and misty castle, and finally the Blue Danube!! No, I did not go there, but took these pictures as I watched a memorable T.V. show on P.B.S. I just had to share, so come dance with me!




An ordinary night with ordinary sheep and ordinary shepherds. And were it not for a God who loves to hook an “extra” on the front of the ordinary, the night would have gone unnoticed. The sheep would have been forgotten, and the shepherds would have slept the night away. But God dances among the common. And that night He did a waltz.
--Max Lucado

21 comments:

Annie said...

One of the joys of TV and PBS. It can take us to the most wonderful places.

reana claire said...

Beautiful snapshots you have taken Ginny.. they looked real shots, thought you went to Vienna.. :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I love watching ballet. It's so graceful. Sounds like a fun evening!

Bobbi and Gracie said...

Beautiful pictures! I love Max Lucado and anything he writes!! I hope you are staying warm on these cold winter nights Ginny! AND I hope and pray you are doing well!! Have a great weekend!

Shug said...

Such a fascinating trip...Enjoyed!!
Hope you enjoy your weekend..
shug

From the Kitchen said...

Bravo! Encore!!

Best,
Bonnie

Maple Lane said...

Breathtaking! Enjoy the weekend.

Sandra said...

wow, i thought you were there and wondered how you got the mystical shots of ballet. those are my favorites... beautiful all of them

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Thanks for allowing me to join you. I really like the quote from Max Lucado.

George said...

I'm not much of a dancer, but I enjoyed the trip to Vienna. You got some great pictures from the TV.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Hi Ginny!! I hope the new year is on the right track for you and it will treat you kindly.

It's been a long time since you've stopped by to say hello, but in any case, I wanted to swing by "Let Your Light Shine" to wish you the best of 2013!!

Loved the PBS photos.

Betsy Adams said...

Ahhhhh---I just relaxed and went to Vienna with you... What beauty!!!! WOW.... I can hear the Viennese Waltz playing in the background, can't you????

Great post. Thanks!!!!

Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Betsy

Ann said...

Beautiful pictures. I can never get good shots when I take pictures of the tv. They are always full of lines and look horrible

Chatty Crone said...

What a great idea and great way to share something you enjoyed - I think those photos were gorgeous!

SquirrelQueen said...

I would have thought you were there Ginny, the photos are great. Watching the ballet is a nice break from winter's dreary cold.

I did join Meowbook and I'm learning it too. I just sent you a friend request. I joined as Judy W.

DawnTreader said...

You have a special way with combining pictures and quotes! :)

Filip and Kristel said...

Nice article Ginny. Vienna is one of the top cities of Europe. Occasionally I have to go there for work.

Greetings,
Filip

Connie said...

Oh, I love the quote at the bottom of your post. It gave my heart a warm little hug. Thank you.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

S. Etole said...

A beautiful waltz indeed.

Linda said...

What a beautiful waltz! Thanks so much for sharing, Ginny!

LC said...

Thanks for sharing the extravaganza of sight and sound!