Monday, 18 June 2018

Café-Konditorei Zauner in Bad Ischl
Dreaming of drinking Coffee elsewhere

Waking up
300 km from where
you'd thought you'd be
the evening before

The morning sweetened
with rock candy
and brightened by sunshine

A pot of Earl Grey
and what is - for my taste -
the best croissant
in the whole wide world,
Zauner's Ischler Kipferl:
Golden buttery brioche layers
rolled with roasted ground hazelnuts.
Austrian pâtissiers are masters at
this kind of pastry,
Zauner's creation
is one of the best I have ever tasted

Café-Konditorei Zauner
Bad Ischl
Upper Austria
Images and Text © by Merisi

Dear Readers,
a repost, and I hope you won't mind, sitting down again,
in this beautiful place, and letting time slip by without looking at the clock.
I repost this particular post because lately I have been particularly nostalgic for a morning visit to Zauner's in Bad Ischl.
I even contemplated getting into the car.
After all, Bad Ischl is but a three hours drive away. ;-)
A wonderful day to all of you, and thank you for taking
this imaginary trip down memory lane with me.

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Friday, 15 June 2018

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Stormy April Weather
View from Prince Eugene's Belvedere

View from the Upper Belvedere
On a stormy April afternoon

At the bottom of the gardens, the Lower Belvedere Palace,
the Inner City beyond, with the steeple of St. Stephen's cathedral,
and the hills and vineyards of the 19th District meeting the horizon

Photographed 1 April 2015
Images © by Merisi

-> Sky Watch Friday
-> Merisi's Belvedere through the Years

Friday, 6 April 2018

From Vienna with Love
Coffee with Georgian Dessert
Café Ansari in Leopoldstadt

Hungry travelers heading into Leopoldstadt
may find themselves at the crossroads
of Central Asia and Eastern Europe
by the end of their meal

Georgian Walnut Sponge Cake
Layered with caramel cream, and
Kada, a Georgian version of Rugelach,
with walnut filling

Espresso Macchiato
Kleiner Brauner,
served the Viennese way,
on a silvery tray

Crème Brûlée with a Twist
Flavoured with Cardamom and Lemon Grass
and plum compote

Snow Roses
White Hellbores
at the entrance

Café Ansari
Praterstrasse 15
2nd District (Leopoldstadt)
Link -> Café Ansari
Images and Text © by Merisi