Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Mariahilfer Strasse
Summer in the City


Mariahilfer Strasse
Vienna newest pedestrian zone


Vienna's busiest shopping street
is now a tree-lined open-air mall


that cleverly combines the pleasures
of leisurely strolling, window shopping


or sitting in a sidewalk café,
watching the world go by


All of this - and more -
without a car whizzing by

Photographed with my mobile phone
the afternoon of 26 June 2015
Images and Text © by Merisi

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Coffee in Leopoldstadt
Balthasar Kaffee Bar


Espresso under the Peonies
Coffee culture is not only alive and well,
it is thriving in Coffee Capital Vienna

Balthasar Kaffee Bar
Praterstraße 38
Leopoldstadt (2nd District)
Image and Text © by Merisi
Link:
Homepage -> Balthasar Kaffee Bar

Friday, 16 June 2017

Coffee, anyone?
Großer Brauner and Punschkrapferl


Coffee, anyone?
Served the Viennese way
on a silvery tray with a glass of water
topped by a downturned spoon
at one of Vienna's grand coffee houses,
Café Dommayer in Hietzing
A short walk from Schönbrunn's west gate
13th District

Image and Text © by Merisi

Thursday, 15 June 2017

High Noon in June
A Viennese Cherry Tree


"When I sound the fairy call,
Gather here in silent meeting,
Chin to knee on the orchard wall,
Cooled with dew and cherries eating"
Robert Graves

Image © by Merisi

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Scenes from a Farmers Market
Saturday Morning Greens in the City


Blues and Greens
Fern and blue flowers


The hand that grows it all,
radishes, red spring onions, lettuce, herbs


Arriving at the market
with the bicycle

Photographed at the Yppen Square Farmers Market
16th District (Ottakring)
Images and Text © by Merisi

Tuesday, 13 June 2017