Saturday, 28 May 2016

Vienna waits for you
Viennese Golden Moments

Shop Window
On my mind, Klimt's Kiss

Demel Salons
Echos of a Gilded Age

Kleines Café
A midsummer afternoon

Images and Text © by Merisi

I really love this interview, Billy Joel's reflections about Vienna touched my heart.
He nailed what I love about this city (and he also sings his beautiful "Vienna waits for you" song):
-> Billy Joel, Why Vienna?
-> Gustav Klimt's "The Kiss" at the Upper Belvedere
-> History of Demel Pâtisserie Café, Kohlmarkt 14
-> Original trailer of Carol Reed's 1949 film, with Orson Welles, The Third Man
R e p o s t

Heaven and Earth
Viennese Moments

Pediment Figure
Albertina Square

To and Thro
Albertina Steps

Indecent Exposure
Eroica Hall
Theater Museum

Photographed with my mobile phone
Images and Text © by Merisi

Friday, 27 May 2016

One Enchanted Evening in Vienna
Roses and Elderberry Blossoms in the City

Climbing Beauties
Love is like a red, red rose

Green Leaves
Shielding white elderberry blossoms

Virginia Creeper climbing up

Photographed one enchanted evening
in late May 2016
Images and Text © by Merisi

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Albertina Square
Viennese Moments

Albertina Terrace
Equestrian statue of Archduke Albrecht
by Kaspar von Zumbusch in front of the Albertina Palace

Albertina Square
Photobombing in Vienna

Albertina Bastion
Danubius Fountain by Johann Meixner

Photographed May 2016
Images and Text © by Merisi
-> History of Albertina Palace and its Collections

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

On a Day in May
Viennese Moments

Walking Past Adelheid's
Luxury hand-made cookies and coffee

A Regal Dog

Art and Antiquities
Coming or going?

Photographed 25 May 2016
Images and Text © by Merisi

Monday, 23 May 2016

Hofburg Imperial Palace
Sunday Morning at St. Michael's Gate

Early Morning Scene
Detail of the Power at Sea fountain,
and St. Michael's Gate with its verdigris dome

St. Michael's Square
Power at Land fountain
The fountains, flanking St. Michael's Gate,
were created in 1895 by Austrian sculptor Rudolf Ritter von Weyr

Michaelertor - St. Michael's Gate
St. Michael's Wing of the Imperial Palace
-> "The St. Michael's Wing was also planned by Joseph Emanuel Fischer von Erlach, and it serves as the connection between the Winter Riding School and the Imperial Chancellery Wing. However, because the old Imperial Theatre (Burgtheater) stood in the way, these plans remained unrealized until Ferdinand Kirschner built the wing from 1889 to 1893, utilizing a slightly altered plan." (Hofburg - Imperial Palace at Wikipedia)
-> More images of Merisi's Michaelerplatz
50mm lens

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Vienna off the Beaten Path
Foray to the Farmers Market

Yppen Square Farmers Market
One of my favorite destinations
on Saturday mornings

Rise and Shine
Morning assembly of
The Lower House of Chairs

Apricot and Cherry Row
Late spring into early summer harvest

Photographed Saturday Morning
at Yppen Square Farmers Market
Ottakring (16th District)

Images and Text © by Merisi
The stacked chairs stand in front the former Marketamt (Market Authority) building,
now home to the newly opened Yppenlatz 4 pub, specialising in craft beers
-> Homepage Yppenplatz4
-> City Daily Photo: "Stylish" Theme Day