Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Heaven and Earth
Leopoldstadt and Josefsplatz

Virgin Mary
2nd District

Emperor Joseph II
Equestrian statue at Josefsplatz
by Franz Anton von Zauner, 1746 - 1822
In the background, under wraps,
the Redoute Wing of the Imperial Palace

Images and Text © by Merisi

-> Emperor Joseph II @ Wikipedia
Joseph II (Joseph Benedikt Anton Michael Adam; 13 March 1741 – 20 February 1790) was Holy Roman Emperor from 1765 to 1790 and ruler of the Habsburg lands from 1780 to 1790. He was the eldest son of Empress Maria Theresa and her husband, Francis I, and was the brother of Marie Antoinette. He was thus the first ruler in the Austrian dominions of the House of Lorraine, styled Habsburg-Lorraine (von Habsburg-Lothringen in German). Joseph was a proponent of enlightened absolutism; however, his commitment to modernizing reforms subsequently engendered significant opposition, which eventually culminated in an ultimate failure to fully implement his programmes. He has been ranked, with Catherine II of Russia and Frederick II of Prussia, as one of the three great Enlightenment monarchs.
Quoted from Wikipedia

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

French Feast
Café Le Bol

A quiet moment
great coffee

latent temptations
dreams within and beyond

and the sugar bowls,
always full

Café Le Bol
Pâtisserie, Bistro
Neuer Markt 14

-> La Carte @ LE BOL Pâtisseries * Café * Bistro * Table d´hôtes
I have had breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee, alone and in company,
many many times, and it was always a feast for the senses.
I love the service, the cuisine, the atmosphere, in quiet and in busy times
Tip: Walk by and make a reservation in person, ahead of time. You'll thank me.
D800 50 mm lens

Monday, 25 August 2014

Monday Morning Blues
True Viennese Moments

Sniffing something New
The difference between
curiosity and inquisitiveness?

Send in the clowns?

Monday Morning Pipe Dream
All my bags are packed
I'm ready to go

Photographed on Kohlmarkt
within seconds of each other,
looking up first, then down,
on the 26th of June, 2014

Images and Text © by Merisi