Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Monday, 19 February 2018

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Coffee in Venice, anyone?
Viennese Escapes

Coffee, anyone?
Cappuccino at Al Todaro
Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy

Image and Text © by Merisi

Friday, 16 February 2018

Where Johann Strauss Made his Debut
Café Dommayer in Hietzing

Café Dommayer
A short walk from Schönbrunn's west gate
Hietzing (13th District)

Photographed in January 2009
Image © by Merisi

"Strauss made his debut at Dommayer's in October 1844, where he performed some of his first works, such as the waltzes "Sinngedichte", Op. 1 and "Gunstwerber", Op. 4 and the polka "Herzenslust", Op. 3. Critics and the press were unanimous in their praise for Strauss's music. A critic for Der Wanderer commented that "Strauss’s name will be worthily continued in his son; children and children’s children can look forward to the future, and three-quarter time will find a strong footing in him."
Source: ->Johann Strauss II at Wikipedia

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Coffee House Entrance
Vienna in Winter

Setting the Stage
Coffee house entrance with heavy wool drapes
creating a small vestibule to keep out cold drafts

Photographed at Süssmund Kaffee
Wipplinger Straße 11

Images and Text © by Merisi

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Viennese Valentine's Day Reminiscences
Looking Back at Impressions from February 2009

Yearning for Spring
Coffee house tulips

Chocolate Hearts
Filled with sweet chestnut or nougat mousse
Palais Ferstel

Dotted Cakes
And a few red hearts

White Tulips
First bloomers
9th District (Alsergrund)

Silver-Plated Sugar Bowl
Demel patisserie

Old Love - Bygone Times
Red-painted Thonet chairs
Cafè Museum

Photographed during February 2009
Images and Text © by Merisi

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Vienna in Winter
City Hall on a January Afternoon

City Hall Tower
A bit of sunlight breaking
through the snow clouds
on a January afternoon

Photographed 14 January 2009
© by Merisi
-> City City Hall - Rathaus @ Wikipedia:
"The Rathaus was designed by Friedrich von Schmidt in the Neo-Gothic style, and built between 1872 and 1883. On the top of the tower is the Rathausmann, one of the symbols of Vienna. Facing the Rathaus is a large park, the Rathauspark"