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Pietro Brosio Gallery



"The Universal Peace", 1976, oil on canvas 100x70cm.

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August 27, 2009

Sky Watch 28/8/2009

Saint Michael's Abbey (10th century, 962 meters, Piedmont)


"My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence"
Edith Sitwell (1887 - 1964)

"Silence is more musical than any song"
Christina Rossetti (1830 - 1894)

"I have often regretted my speech, never my silence"
Publilius Syrus (~100 BC), Maxims


Happy Sky Watch!

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Comments: 49


Carletta
Wouldn't it be wonderful to experience the sky from up there!
Lovely image - a beautiful sky!!

My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.
Postcards from Wildwood
Beautiful scenery and a great shot. Makes me want to be there! I like your silence series of quotes, but I don't agree with Publilius Syrus's viewpoint - I have indeed once or twice regretted my silence!
Janice.
Tranquility
What a view! Beautiful!
Gabry in blog Belella
Che dici Pietro lassu ci sarà un pò di fresco???!!!
Sempre splendidi i tuoi scatti che propongono posti di immensa tranquillità e pace.

Un abbraccio!
Dina
Like everybody always asks, how did they build it way up there?!
I could live up there in silence, happily.
Mike
Clouds so white!
My Skywatch
This Is My Blog - fishing guy
Pietro: What an elagant structure up in the clouds.
Sylvia K
I have to agree with fishing guy, it is indeed an elegant building in the clouds! What a gorgeous setting and a fabulous shot!

Enjoy the day, Pietro!

Sylvia
Eric
Wow, a well composed picture, love the contrast with the blue form the sky and the white from the clouds, lovely!!

Have a great SWF.!!

Greetings from NL
Babooshka
Just so beautiful, tranquil and a real breathe of fresh air.
jabblog
Wonderful shot - I'm short of breath at the thought of climbing up there!
Photo Cache
this wonderful image does invite silent moment.

and i really love the quotes that went with this image.

happy skywatching.
ayamlin
Hi pietro!
nice picture and nice words!
I'm off to work!
have a lovely weekend:)
SandyCarlson
What heaven! Pietro, that is a gorgeous place.
Louise
What a nicely situated place. I think I would like to be silent there.
the donG
maginificent mountainscape and whatever is that on top of it, can you trek there?

looks like a great ruin! my favorite photo subject.
Rajesh
Fantastic shot. That castle up in the mountain is wonderful.
Arija
Pietro, I have always wanted to visit the old monastery and never made it. Thank you for taking me there if only virtually.
Dirk
Nice shot, is there a possibility to visit this Abbey?
Regina
Such a lovely shot!
Love it.
sonia a. mascaro
Wonderful photo, Pietro! I can imagine the stunning view from there. Thanks for sharing!

Love the quotes, principally that: "I have often regretted my speech, never my silence". So wise!

Have a nice weekend!
Indrani
Fantastic setting and view, such perfect quotes to go along too.
Augenblicke und Wortgeschenke
Wunderful Shots. This blog a real discovery.Wohw.Fantasic blog.Have a nice Weekend. Manuela from bavaria
Nicolanondoc
Solo a guardare questa immagine, mi arriva un alito di freschezza...
Buona serata :-)
Pat
Wonderful photo! I love the huge puffy white clouds against the cerulean sky. The starkness of the abbey is cool, too.
Tammie Lee
Wonderful quotes to go with your wonderful photo.
Spirithelpers
Light and Voices
Now that is the top of the world. It looks so mystical. My favorite are the quotes. Nice job!
jfm
magiceye
wow!
would love to spend some time up there!!
flyingstars
Simply beautifully captured shot & the lovely words....very nice!
Gabry in blog Belella
Un saluto ed un abbraccio Pietro per questo ultimo fine settimana di Agosto!
riri
Buon fine settimana.
Un cordiale saluto.
Wieneke
Beautiful contribution, Pietro.
I hope there is a road towards the building? :-) Have a nice weekend, and greetings from the Netherlands
Naturegirl
Wonderful image and yes your quotes on silence right on! Silence is golden at times.Breathe..take in the quiet gifts.. in silence.
Unseen Rajasthan
Beautiful shot !! Loved the shot..Great Post..Unseen Rajasthan
J
I imagine that must be deeply silent at night...Although I do think that silence can sometimes be regretted.
Tara R.
That is a stunning photo. The mountains framing the cloud is quite beautiful.
Prospero
Pietro, what a fabulous location!
Linda
So lovely to see some of the area surrounding Turin in your blog. Although I've visited Turin I haven't yet gone further afield. I can see I'll have to!
Gabry in blog Belella
Un saluto Pietro e buon inizio di questa nuova settimana!
pierangela
ciao Pietro, agosto ci lascia,ti devo dire che settembre è un mese che adoro meno caldo ed i colri dell'autunno sono splendidi.
buona giornata
Gattina
I wonder how they carried all the material up there ! I have seen a similar Abbey in Greece, on the top of a mountain. it's amazing !
riri
Ciao Pietro buon inizio settimana.
Un bel posto dove ascoltare musica in santa pace..il silenzio fa bene all'anima, qui in città è solo caos, meno male che c'è la notte..lo dico perchè sono un animale notturno:-)
MedaM
Those wise quotes go great with your complete serene photo! Those white clouds look beautiful against that lovely blue sky. It seems to me I could touch them if I were on the top of that hill.
Lily Hydrangea
Pietro your skywatch is AWESOME~Love that big puffy cloud!
& your quotes are wonderful too, they make a lot of sense.
Gabry in blog Belella
Buongiorno e buon primo settembre Pietro!!!
Nihal
... and silence brings patience. Unfortunately I am so impatient one in my life. I'd like to practice my hobby of silence being at top of St Michael's Abbey.

Thought provoking post, Pietro. Very many thanks for composing.

Happy September wishes~
ViolentLove
LOVE love love this!

:)
The Blonde Duck
I actually don't like silence.
Carolyn Ford
What a beautiful scene and I would guess that would be a good place to be for some much needed "silence." Lovely post...