Sunday, 26 July 2015

Looking out a Viennese Window
On a Summer Sunday in July

Today, 8:59:28 AM
Emily Dickson's Summer's Day comes to mind

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.

And still within a summer’s night
A something so transporting bright
I clap my hands to see —

Then veil my too inspecting face
Lets such a subtle — shimmering grace
Flutter too far for me —

The wizard fingers never rest —
The purple brook within the breast
Still chafes it narrow bed —

Still rears the East her amber Flag —
Guides still the sun along the Crag
His Caravan of Red —

So looking on — the night — the morn
Conclude the wonder gay —
And I meet, coming thro’ the dews
Another summer’s Day!

Image © by Merisi

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Minoritenplatz to Herrengasse
Summer Morning in Vienna

Atlantes guarding a palais entrance

The Minorites Church at the
bottom of Leopold-Figl-Gasse

View from Herrengasse towards
Am Hof and Freyung Squares

Photographed Saturday Morning
11 July 2015

Images and Text © by Merisi

Friday, 24 July 2015

Coffee, anyone?
Caffé a Casa in Alsergrund

Espresso Macchiato and Almond Tartlet
A marriage made in heaven

Sipping coffee at the window counter
and watching the world go by

Caffé a Casa
Servitengasse 4a
9th District (Alsergrund)
Images and Text © by Merisi

-> Sigmund Freud Museum at Berggasse is only two minutes from Caffé a Casa
-> Caffé a Casa Homepage, in English
-> Pastries are made by French-trained Pâtissier Eduard Fruth of Chocolaterie Pâtisserie Fruth

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Making the Mission Possible
World Premiere Morning at the Opera

Vienna State Opera
Rising from the shadows

Behind the Scenes
Working on completing a temporary stage
and the red carpet area

Pink Bunny
Acting stage manager?

Staging a Mega-Event
Hard at work for the world premiere
of "Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation"
on a temporary IMAX screen at the Vienna State Opera

Photographed around 7 AM
the morning of 23 July 2015
Images and Text © by Merisi
-> Vienna Opera House Goes IMAX for Mission: Impossible: Time-lapse video of the Vienna Opera House being transformed into an IMAX cinema
-> Trailer "Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation" with scenes shot in Vienna

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Vienna's Golden Quarter
Summer in the City

The Holy and the Profane
The 1660s facade by Carlo Carlone of the Church of the Nine Choirs of Angels
and the temporary tent of the Wiener Lustspielhaus, Vienna Comedy Theatre
Am Hof Square

Park Hyatt Hotel
Am Hof Square and Bognergasse

Viennese Hot Dogs
Irisgasse at the conjunction
of Am Hof Square and Bognergasse

Photographed 11 July 2015
Images and Text © by Merisi

Glorious Schönbrunn Gardens
Naiad Fountain in the Morning Light

Morning in Schönbrunn
Naiad Fountain or Round Pool
One of the world's most beautiful duck ponds,
at the Rondeau where some of the diagonal avenues
of the palace gardens meet
13th District
© by Merisi

Monday, 20 July 2015

Summer Monday Blues
Viennese Moments

Greek Dream

Dazed and Confused

Down to Earth

Captured in the 7th District
on a morning in July 2015
Images and Text © by Merisi

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Shakerato at Café Atelier
Yes, there is great coffee to be had in Vienna!

Caffè Shakerato
Iced coffee, shaken, not stirred

How to make Caffè Shakerato:
Put freshly brewed espresso coffee
in a Martini shaker, add some ice-cubes,
and shake, shake, shake, until the coffee's ice-cold

I prefer it without sugar,
but it's not against the law to add some.
Whichever you prefer, it will be the best-tasting iced coffee ever

Café Atelier
Pop-Up Coffee Bar and Süssmund Roasters
at The Brickmakers Ale & Cider House
Monday through Friday 8 AM to 4 PM
Florentine & Benedict Sunday Brunch 10 AM to 3 PM
Zieglergasse 42 (off Mariahilfer Strasse)
7th District (Neubau)

Images and Text © by Merisi
-> More information at Café Atelier's FacebookPage
-> The Brickmakers Ale & Cider House