June 1, 2011

T is for Tulips in Tulln

Settled in pre-Roman times, Tulln an der Donau (Tulln on the Danube) is one of the oldest towns in Austria. It's nicknamed Blumenstadt (city of flowers) and I had the terrific good fortune to travel to it some weeks ago when the tantalizing tulips - among other flowers - were in full spring bloom.

Hauptplatz in Tulln, Austria, 2011

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28 comments:

Meryl said...

Love tulips.

photowannabe said...

The tulips are simply gorgeous. You captured the colors wonderfully. The Town looks like a fascinating place to visit.
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Karen said...

Some gorgeous varieties of tulips!

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous tulips and what a great visit you had!! Marvelous captures for the T Day! I love all the colors and varieties! Really awesome, Francisca!! Have a great week!

Sylvia
ABC Team

Scrappy Grams said...

superb shots of a beautiful city!

jeannette said...

Can see that your camera kept clicking -a beautiful variety, Francesca!

Reader Wil said...

Tulips are the best messengers of spring. They are also very photogenic. Beautiful shots,Francesca! Thank you for sharing them.

Leslie: said...

Absolutely spectacular tulips! I never realized there are so many varieties.

btw, thx for the tip about Italy and the villas, etc. Will keep that in mind!

Leslie
abcw team

Roger Owen Green said...

tulips are always welcome
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Carola said...

Wonderful, colorful photos.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful tulips! I miss them; no "usual" spring flowers here in Florida. Doubt if there will be any left by the time we get away.

Tumblewords: said...

Terrific tulips! Love this post...

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, so wonderful, Francisca. I love the first photo, and the yellow tulip with the red stripes, posing alone in front of an audience of pansies.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

hocam said...

Beautiful photographs, I love tulips. I discovered though tulips are associated with The Netherlands, commercial cultivation of them began in the Ottoman Empire and they have become the symbol of modern day Turkey

Dimple said...

Lovely flowers :-) :-h !

Wanda said...

Oh my goodness, I can't believe all the different types of tulips. The shapes and colors are fantastic.

Anita Johnson said...

Wow! Obviously they don't have deer there that treat tulips like a salad bar! Stunning colors!

Rajesh said...

Gorgeous flowers. The colors are amazing.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

I'm impressed by the variety of tulips they planted.

Gattina said...

Looks like Amsterdam, lol ! That's what I get when my son comes from there !

EG Wow said...

I LOVE the many varieties of tulips growing there.

Kaori said...

Gorgeous tulips, Francisca! I didn't realize there were so many different types of tulips now...like the fact that they have so many petals! The yellow one with the red stripes is my favorite. Makes a statement :D

jane said...

I love your tulip pics they are so pretty - I visited Austria a few years back and saw the alpine flowers in the mountains - something most certainly to remember

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Truly lovely Tulips Francisca!
How come you travel around so much? Is it your work?
Happy ABC Wednesday!

Jack said...

Outstanding colors! What a time to visit Tulln.

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Evelyn said...

How beautiful!

JM said...

What a cheerful pot! All shots are gorgeous and I'm in awe at that yellow and red flower.