Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Tulips on Valentine's Day
A True Story, Blue Truck Included


What really happened
Merisi was sipping
real Italian coffee -
right here in Vienna



and sipping and looking
at the tulips
and the street beyond


when all of a sudden,
a blue truck drove by.
- The end -

Photographed 14 Febbraio 2012
at Bubbacco alimentari bar paninoteca
Ungargasse 55, 3rd District
Images and text © by Merisi

Saturday, 11 February 2017

High Noon at the Farmers Market
Saturday at Yppen Platz


Well-Earned Break
There are at least half a dozen cafes around Yppen Square
and all were busy, to the last table, even chair


Tulips sang of spring


and patrons were spoilt for choice


Citrus fruits from the south and sunny reflections
off the shop windows lit up the shady side of the square


Late winter vegetables
competed with oranges from Sicily

Photographed 20 February 2016
Yppen Square Farmers Market
Images and Text © by Merisi

Thursday, 9 February 2017

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

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Coffee for Two
The Viennese Way


Coffee for Two
Coffee Melange and ein kleiner Brauner
served the Viennese way, on a silvery tray
and with a spoon-topped glass of water

Photographed at Cafè Diglas
Image and Text © by Merisi