Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Stopping at the ATM, missing the Bus
Little Things of no Importance

Spring Afternoon
Shortly after 5 PM, mid-seventies

Stopping at the ATM,
I missed the bus afterwards

The light was irresistible,
so I pulled out my mobile phone

The air was scented
with lilac fragrance

"Abendlich strahlt der Sonne Auge"
That Rheingold aria came to mind,
while looking up, where, beyond the young leaves,
once upon a time Egon Schiele created masterpieces
in his studio at the top floor:
Vienna, the past always present,
in the most ordinary moments

Photographed 27 April 2015
with my mobile camera
in the 13th District (Hietzing)
Images and Text © by Merisi
-> "Abendlich strahlt der Sonne Auge" from "Das Rheingold" by Richard Wagner

Monday, 27 April 2015

Springtime in Vienna
Living the good Life

The Tram stops here
Opposite side of the street
at tram #58 Dommayer stop

Magnolia Trees
In a shaded frontyard,
some blossoms are still lit by the sun -
magnolias in sunny gardens have lost
already most of their blossom finery
after weeks of brightening city streets and parks

Tulips at the intersection of
Hietzinger Hauptstraße, Lainzer Straße
and Dommayer Gasse, steps from the tram stop

Across the tulip bed,
Café Dommayer, where Johann Strauss
gave his first concert in October of 1844

Wisteria along the one block
we had the walk to reach our lunch destination

Espresso Macchiato, anyone?
A great end to a leisurely outdoor lunch
of grilled fish and spring vegetables

Photographed with my mobile phone
in Alt-Hietzing, a short walk from
Schönbrunn's western gate
Images and Text © by Merisi
-> Ristorante La Grappa (close to Café Dommayer and in walking distance from Schönbrunn)

Sunday, 26 April 2015

The Message in Black and White
It's Springtime in Vienna

It was
by sheaves of papers

A clattering
of letters

Rippling through the air:
We set the pattern,
but you command the colors


Photographed 24 April 2015
with my mobile camera in Hietzing,
Vienna's 13th District
Images and Text © by Merisi
-> The Weekend in Black and White

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Off the beaten Path
Visiting Gustav Klimt's Neighborhood

Looking up and down
an interesection

in Gustav Klimt's neighborhood,
a few steps from the "Klimt" tram stop

Residential buildings
with turrets and bay windows,

Old storefronts, a corner grocery store,
a flower shop, a hot dog stand cum tiny restaurant
beloved by the local clientele, a small neighbourhood cafè,
all very quaint and laid-back, a green haven in the city

Photographed 24 April 2015
with my mobile camera in Hietzing,
Vienna's 13th District
Images and Text © by Merisi

Sky Watch Friday: Skies around the World

Friday, 24 April 2015

One enchanted April Evening
Visiting Gustav Klimt's Neighborhood

It was such a beautiful
balmy evening

I decided to walk a
few blocks

before heading home -
these are a few of the impressions

that I captured
with my mobile camera

Photographed 24 April 2015
in Hietzing, Vienna's 13th District

Images and Text © by Merisi

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Vienna in Springtime
Out to Lunch, the Viennese Way

Johann Nepomuk Nestroy
Picnic at the foot of the Nestroy monument in front of
the 18th Century "Zum Jonas" apartment building

The Master's Perspective
View of Praterstrasse looking towards the Inner City
2nd District (Leopoldstadt)

Someone mentioned "Master"?

Photographed in Leopoldstadt
A short walk across the "Little Danube"
from the Inner City (even for short-legged Dachshunds)
Images and Text © by Merisi
-> Johann Nepomuk Nestroy (7 December 1801 – 25 May 1862) at Wikipedia:
"Johann Nepomuk Eduard Ambrosius Nestroy .... was a singer, actor and playwright in the popular Austrian tradition of the Biedermeier period and its immediate aftermath. Dubbed the "Austrian Shakespeare", in style he is more comparable to Molière."

"Nestroy's legacy:
About half of Nestroy's works have been revived by the modern German-speaking theatres and many are part and parcel of today's Viennese repertoire. However, few have ever been translated into English. Only one, Einen Jux will er sich machen, has become well known to English-speaking theatregoers. Interestingly, it has become a classic more than once. It was first adapted as Thornton Wilder's The Matchmaker (which later became the musical Hello, Dolly!) and later achieved success as the comic masterpiece On the Razzle, which was translated by Stephen Plaice and adapted by Tom Stoppard."

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

A few of my favorite Things
Viennese Moments

The Peal of Church Bells
on a spring evening
19th District

May-Green in April
Pfarrwirt in Heiligenstadt
19th District

Chocolate Dessert
Restaurant Wetter
Yppen Square
16th District

Repost - Photographed 26 April 2014
Images and Text © by Merisi

-> Merisi's Beethoven in Heiligenstadt
-> Homepage Restaurant Pfarrwirt in Heiligenstadt
-> The Art of Italian Lunch
-> Homepage Restaurant "Wetter Cucina"

Monday, 20 April 2015

Ship Happens
Monday Morning Blues

Boat on the Roof
Sculpture by Austrian artist Erwin Wurm
on the roof of Hotel Daniel near the Belvedere
at Landstrasser Gürtel
3rd District

Image and Text © by Merisi
-> Erwin Wurm @ Wikiedia
-> If you are unfamiliar with Erwin Wurm's work, I highly recommend an "Erwin Wurm" image search
-> "Erwin Wurm +House attack" is another search term I'd suggest - Enjoy!