Sunday, 15 July 2018

While Waiting for Inspiration
Sharpening Pencils by a Sunny Window

All my Pencils
Sharpened ;-)

If it had no pencil
Would it try mine—
Worn—now—and dull—sweet,
Writing much to thee.
If it had no word,
Would it make the Daisy,
Most as big as I was,
When it plucked me?

Emily Dickinson

Pencils photographed 15 September 2015
Image © by Merisi

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Friday, 13 July 2018

Young Green Hare and Hot Dogs
Bitzinger Würstelstand at Albertina Square

Hot Dogs with Hare
Eating a snack on a hot summer afternoon
with a view of the back of the Opera House
Bietzinger Würstelstand
Next to the Albertina Palace
Albertina Square

Image and Text © by Merisi

Friday, 29 June 2018

A Something in a Summer's Day
Viennese Moments

Girl at Noon
Photographed with my mobile phone
23 June 2016
© Merisi

"A something in a summer's Day
As slow her flambeaux burn away
Which solemnizes me.

A something in a summer's noon—
A depth—an Azure—a perfume—
Transcending ecstasy."

(Emily Dickinson)

Thursday, 28 June 2018

The World's Most Beautiful Cabbage
The Dome of the Secession Building

The Secession Building
Built in 1897 by Joseph Maria Olbrich

Its recently restored leafy gilded  dome  shines
like a jewel against the blue summer sky

"Krauthäupl" (Viennese for cabbage)
A local term of endearment for the gilded leafy dome of the Secession building.

Photographed 27 June 2018
Image and Text © by Merisi

The Secession at Wien.Info
The Vienna Secession: A History by Roberto Rosenman

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Coffee, anyone?
Im Kaffeehaus

Double Espresso
Served the Viennese way,
on a silvery tray with a glass of water
topped by a downturned spoon

Image and Text © by Merisi

Summer in Vienna
Oleander and Video Screen for Opera Broadcasts

Summer in Vienna
Oleander in front of the video screen
installed for live broadcasts from the Vienna State Opera

Image and Text © by Merisi