Monday, 8 February 2016

Stormy Weather
Waiting for Sunset at Schönbrunn


View of the City
Schönbrunn Palace and the city
from Gloriette Hill

Photographed 5 February 2016
Images and Text © by Merisi

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Vienna in the Time of Puppenkrapfen
Coffee and Donut, anyone?


Puppenkrapfen
Puppenkrapfen at Demel may well be compared
to the first flowers that herald the arrival of spring,
only that these delicious morsels
promise a carnival season in full swing


Puppenkrapfen
How to pronounce it?
Alright, here we go,
everybody pronounce:
Poop-pen-crap-fen!
You are not laughing, are you?


While a Faschingskrapfen, carnival donut,
is usually the size of a donut,
the Puppenkrapfen is a smaller version,
dainty enough for Puppen,
the German word for "dolls"


One of the cutest food names
I have encountered here,
and one of the most delicious morsels, too


Photographed in January 2014
K.u. K Hofzuckerbäcker
Demel Royal and Imperial Confectioners
CH. DEMEL' S SÖHNE GmbH
Kohlmarkt 14
Images and Text © by Merisi

A Saturday in February
Viennese Moments


Reclaiming the Outdoors
Late lunch hour at Karmeliter Markt

Photographed 6 February 2016
in Leopoldstadt (2nd District)
Images and Text © by Merisi

Friday, 5 February 2016

Coffee, anyone?
Kleiner Brauner at Café Gloriette


Single Espresso with Milk
Served the Viennese Way, on a silvery tray
with a glass of water, topped by a downturned spoon

Photographed at Café Gloriette
Gardens of Schönbrunn
Image and Text © by Merisi

Harbingers of Spring
Don't look back, look ahead


White Hellebores
White hellebores in a planter
Café Ansari
Praterstrasse 15


Photographed 1 February 2016
Looking in both directions in Leopoldstadt
2nd District
Images and Text © by Merisi
Link:
-> Café Ansari's hellebores heralding spring in 2014

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Coffee, anyone?
We'll always have Demel


A Quiet Moment
Demel Pâtisserie Café
Kohlmarkt 14

Image © by Merisi

Link: Homepage of Demel Pâtisserie Café

Rainy Day Blues
Viennese Moments


Wien Mitte Railway Station
Landstrasser Hauptstraße

Photographed 1 February 2016
© by Merisi
Link:
"Wien Mitte is a rail and U-Bahn station in Vienna, close to the city centre. It is the city terminus of Vienna's City Airport Train (CAT), which provides non-stop service to Vienna International Airport.[...] The journey to the airport via CAT takes 16 minutes."
"Landstraße U-Bahn station is serviced by both U3 and U4 and has 4 platforms. U4 goes north and south of the station whilst U3 goes west and south-east."
-> Quoted from Wien Mitte Railway Station @ Wikipedia

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

In loving Memory of Café Orlando di Castello
A Viennese Feast that ended way too soon

Originally published under the title
What you see and what you get
Viennese diversionary Tactics


A Camel Hair Overcoat
or a Livio de Marchi sculpture?


A Viennese Mélange
or an Italian Cappuccino?


A Dream within a Dream
or Café Orlando di Castello?


A storefront
or an all too clever diversionary tactic


to distract you from
that little Chocolate "ménage à trois"
I had with my coffee?

Photographed 2 April 2012
at Café Orlando di Castello
and at Fütterergasse


Images and Text © by Merisi