Pietro Brosio Gallery

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


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!

Comments: 49

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

My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

Janice / Dancing with Sunflowers
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!

What a view! Beautiful!

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!

Like everybody always asks, how did they build it way up there?!
I could live up there in silence, happily.

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!


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

Jane Hards Photography
Just so beautiful, tranquil and a real breathe of fresh air.

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.

Hi pietro!
nice picture and nice words!
I'm off to work!
have a lovely weekend:)

What heaven! Pietro, that is a gorgeous place.

What a nicely situated place. I think I would like to be silent there.

maginificent mountainscape and whatever is that on top of it, can you trek there?

looks like a great ruin! my favorite photo subject.

Fantastic shot. That castle up in the mountain is wonderful.

Pietro, I have always wanted to visit the old monastery and never made it. Thank you for taking me there if only virtually.

Nice shot, is there a possibility to visit this Abbey?

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!

Fantastic setting and view, such perfect quotes to go along too.

Wunderful Shots. This blog a real discovery.Wohw.Fantasic blog.Have a nice Weekend. Manuela from bavaria

Solo a guardare questa immagine, mi arriva un alito di freschezza...
Buona serata :-)

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.

Light and Voices
Now that is the top of the world. It looks so mystical. My favorite are the quotes. Nice job!

would love to spend some time up there!!

Simply beautifully captured shot & the lovely words....very nice!

Un saluto ed un abbraccio Pietro per questo ultimo fine settimana di Agosto!

Buon fine settimana.
Un cordiale saluto.

Beautiful contribution, Pietro.
I hope there is a road towards the building? :-) Have a nice weekend, and greetings from the Netherlands

Wonderful image and yes your quotes on silence right on! Silence is golden at times.Breathe..take in the quiet gifts.. in silence.

Unseen India Tours
Beautiful shot !! Loved the shot..Great Post..Unseen Rajasthan

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.

Pietro, what a fabulous location!

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!

Un saluto Pietro e buon inizio di questa nuova settimana!

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

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 !

Ciao Pietro buon inizio settimana.
Un bel posto dove ascoltare musica in santa 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:-)

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.
Pietro your skywatch is AWESOME~Love that big puffy cloud!
& your quotes are wonderful too, they make a lot of sense.

Buongiorno e buon primo settembre Pietro!!!

... 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~

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...