Saturday, March 7, 2009

Rilke path

"It may not be by chance that the Duino Elegies came to life in a castle perched on a bluff, which, much like human existence, looks out of a few windows, my own included, over an immeasurably open stretch of sea, onto Everything" (from a letter from Rilke to Hedwig Fischer, 1911)

One of the many illustrious guests of Duino castle was the Prague-born poet Rainer Maria Rilke, who found the inspiration for Duino Elegies during his stay here.


In memory of this event, a panoramic path of about 2 km has been named after the poet. The path runs high up along the sheer rocky cliff between Duino and Sistiana bay. In this photo, taken from
one of the castle windows, the rocky cliff is easily visible. The path runs right along its top edge. The view is breathtaking.

(part 1 - 2)

4 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

Sarebbe interessante, in futuro, vedere qualche foto di questo percorso che sembra veramente bello.

Light and Voices said...

Your photo is like poetry by Rilke. Fantastic!
Joyce

Babooshka said...

Breataking is so true.

Tash said...

My gosh, this is really breathtaking scenery. I like how you captured the seagull in the view. The water is so calm and such a rich color.