Marble Quarry and Grössenberg 2.1.2015
A day off, and the sun is shining. After the frost of the late Christmas days, it got warmer. So, I start for a longer walk from my home to the marble quarry, and further on to Grössenberg, back through the vineyards.
I opt for the first path to the forestz, immediately after the tennis ground.
Unbelievable, but true: flourishing Stinking Hellebore (Helleborus foetidus). The last very warm December has favoured its growth.
View from the forest over vine yards at the outskirts of Winzendorf.
A thin dusty layer over the southern Vienna´s plain - looking to the Rosalia mountains..
In the distance the Bucklige Welt.
Panoramic view of the southern Vienna´s plain, as seen from near Winzendorf. Click here or into the picture for a larger display.
Wiener Neustadt, with the Leitha mountains in behind.
I walk up to the marble quarry. View from the quarry to Bad Fischau and Wiener Neustadt.
Panoramic view from Muthmannsdorf´s marble quarry to the southern Viennas Plain. Click here or into the picture for a larger display.
Looking over to the Bucklige Welt.
Panoramic picture composed of a few zoom pictures of Wiener Neustadt. Click here or into the picture for a larger display.
Weikersdorf´s industrial zone, with the Rosalia mountains in behind.
Stone seats at the quarry
Wiener Neustadt ...
... and Bucklige Welt.
The wall of the quarry.
Marble blocks left in behind
Some of the blocks show traces left at sculptors´ symposia.
I now head for the Grössenberg. A clearing shortly before the summit.
View from Grössenberg to Schneeberg and Hohe Wand. First clouds are drawing in.
Dreistetten with ruin Starhemberg in behind.
Seat bench on Grössenberg summit
Panoramic view of Schneeberg and Hohe Wand as seen from the true summit of Grössenberg. Click here or into the picture for a larger display.
A short leg further and lower is the summit cross. From here, the roudn view is even better. Click here or into the picture for a larger display.
View from the descent to the Southern Vienna´s Plain. Clouds are increasing.
The "Lily grassland"
Vine yards beneath the "lily grassland". Sonnwendstein in the background.