Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Cappuccino in Padova
Drinking Coffee elsewhere

Drogheria Chemist's Shop
A shop window like a painting
by an old master

White Clover
Immense piazza in
the heart of the city

Great Italian Cappuccino
The real thing, at Bar Le Maschere,
before getting back to the autostrada

Photographed with my mobile phone
in Padova, Italy
Images and Text © by Merisi

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Glimpses of Heaven
Weekend Lunch in Leopoldstadt

Crème Brûlée from Heaven
Cardamom and lemon grass flavours
and plum compote to top it off

My favourite Assistant
Adding just the right touch

Photographed Saturday
during an outdoor lunch at
Café Ansari
Praterstrasse 15
2nd District (Leopoldstadt)

Images and Text © by Merisi

-> Merisi's Ansari through the Seasons

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Viennese Moments, Naughty Angels included
In Plain Sight: A Vigilant Hussar and a Hero King

"The Hussar"
The hussar on his horse,
in his verdigris splendor,
up on the roof since the 19th Century,
is still on the look-out
for customers of a travel agency
and gun store that has long ceased
doing business, however.

More romantic souls
insist that the statue really represents
the "Lion of Lechistan", the Polish King, Jan III Sobieski,
beloved by the Viennese for coming to their rescue
during the Turkish Siege and the Battle of Vienna in 1683.
Whoever the solitary horseman
keeping vigil up there may be,
he enjoys a view over the city of Vienna
that reaches all the way to the vineyards
and the hills of the Vienna Woods

Verdigris window frames
and blue sky reflected in the glass,
two colours that play into
the lightness of being
one feels on a sunny day
in Vienna

Above the portal
of the Cartier store entrance,
under a balcony with an
elaborate coat of arms,
a rather un-heavenly scene:
two naughty angels
disturbing the peace of a dole of doves,
much to the terror of the frightened
little angels to the right

at the corner of
Graben and Kohlmarkt
2 September 2010
Images and Text
© 2010 by Merisi
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