Monday, 1 October 2018

Good Morning from Vienna!
Guarding Schönbrunn's Gloriette


Schönbrunn's Gloriette
Standing high on the hill behind Schönbrunn Palace,
the Gloriette with its large high-ceilinged center hall
and arcaded wings, this graceful folly in all
its splendid non-usefulness, is in my opinion
one of the most romantic places in all of Vienna.

Image and Text © by Merisi


Sunday, 23 September 2018

Autumn Walked Right In
Change of Season


Rose Hips
Volksgarten

Autumn
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Thou comest, Autumn, heralded by the rain,
With banners, by great gales incessant fanned,
Brighter than brightest silks of Samarcand,
And stately oxen harnessed to thy wain!
Thou standest, like imperial Charlemagne,
Upon thy bridge of gold; thy royal hand
Outstretched with benedictions o'er the land,
Blessing the farms through all thy vast domain!
Thy shield is the red harvest moon, suspended
So long beneath the heaven's o'er-hanging eaves;
Thy steps are by the farmer's prayers attended;
Like flames upon an altar shine the sheaves;
And, following thee, in thy ovation splendid,
Thine almoner, the wind, scatters the golden leaves!

Image © by Merisi

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Summer's Lease
Hath All Too Short a Date


Early Morning
The sun slowly eats away the shadows of the night
Schönbrunn Park, 13th District

Image and Text © by Merisi

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

September Foliage and Art
Christian Ludwig Attersee's "Adam" Mosaic


Nature and Art
September foliage and Christian Ludwig Attersee's "Adam" mosaic
The Gerngross Department Store Façade
Mariahilfer Strasse
6th District (Mariahilf)

Image and Text © by Merisi

Monday, 17 September 2018

Manhole Covers, Viennese Style
Late Summer Days


Manhole Covers, Viennese Style
Mariahilfer Straße, next to tram tracks
6th District (Mariahilf)

Image and Text © by Merisi