Saturday, 28 May 2016

Vienna waits for you
Viennese Golden Moments


Shop Window
On my mind, Klimt's Kiss


Demel Salons
Echos of a Gilded Age


Kleines Café
A midsummer afternoon
Franziskanerplatz

Images and Text © by Merisi

Links:
I really love this interview, Billy Joel's reflections about Vienna touched my heart.
He nailed what I love about this city (and he also sings his beautiful "Vienna waits for you" song):
-> Billy Joel, Why Vienna?
-> Gustav Klimt's "The Kiss" at the Upper Belvedere
-> History of Demel Pâtisserie Café, Kohlmarkt 14
-> Original trailer of Carol Reed's 1949 film, with Orson Welles, The Third Man
R e p o s t

Heaven and Earth
Viennese Moments


Pediment Figure
Albertina Square


To and Thro
Albertina Steps


Indecent Exposure
Eroica Hall
Theater Museum

Photographed with my mobile phone
Images and Text © by Merisi

Friday, 27 May 2016

One Enchanted Evening in Vienna
Roses and Elderberry Blossoms in the City


Climbing Beauties
Love is like a red, red rose


Green Leaves
Shielding white elderberry blossoms


Façade
Virginia Creeper climbing up

Photographed one enchanted evening
in late May 2016
Images and Text © by Merisi

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Albertina Square
Viennese Moments


Albertina Terrace
Equestrian statue of Archduke Albrecht
by Kaspar von Zumbusch in front of the Albertina Palace


Albertina Square
Photobombing in Vienna


Albertina Bastion
Danubius Fountain by Johann Meixner

Photographed May 2016
Images and Text © by Merisi
Link:
-> History of Albertina Palace and its Collections

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

On a Day in May
Viennese Moments


Walking Past Adelheid's
Luxury hand-made cookies and coffee
Ballgasse


A Regal Dog
Franziskanerplatz


Art and Antiquities
Coming or going?
Dorotheergasse

Photographed 25 May 2016
Images and Text © by Merisi

Monday, 23 May 2016

Hofburg Imperial Palace
Sunday Morning at St. Michael's Gate


Early Morning Scene
Detail of the Power at Sea fountain,
and St. Michael's Gate with its verdigris dome


St. Michael's Square
Power at Land fountain
The fountains, flanking St. Michael's Gate,
were created in 1895 by Austrian sculptor Rudolf Ritter von Weyr


Michaelertor - St. Michael's Gate
St. Michael's Wing of the Imperial Palace
Michaelerplatz
Links:
-> "The St. Michael's Wing was also planned by Joseph Emanuel Fischer von Erlach, and it serves as the connection between the Winter Riding School and the Imperial Chancellery Wing. However, because the old Imperial Theatre (Burgtheater) stood in the way, these plans remained unrealized until Ferdinand Kirschner built the wing from 1889 to 1893, utilizing a slightly altered plan." (Hofburg - Imperial Palace at Wikipedia)
-> More images of Merisi's Michaelerplatz
50mm lens

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Vienna off the Beaten Path
Foray to the Farmers Market


Yppen Square Farmers Market
One of my favorite destinations
on Saturday mornings


Rise and Shine
Morning assembly of
The Lower House of Chairs


Apricot and Cherry Row
Late spring into early summer harvest


Photographed Saturday Morning
at Yppen Square Farmers Market
Ottakring (16th District)

Images and Text © by Merisi
Links:
The stacked chairs stand in front the former Marketamt (Market Authority) building,
now home to the newly opened Yppenlatz 4 pub, specialising in craft beers
-> Homepage Yppenplatz4
-> City Daily Photo: "Stylish" Theme Day