Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Viennese Coffee Melange, anyone?
The Grumpy Waiter is but a Tall Tale

A cup of coffee
served the Viennese way,
with a glass of water
and a downturned spoon
on a silvery tray

I invite you
to join me, sit down,

a friendly waiter is already
on his way to take your order

Café Hawelka


Almost seven years
of drinking coffee in Vienna,
and I have yet to encounter
a grumpy Viennese waiter.
Signed: Merisi, June 2012
Still my opinion, 26 July 2017 :-)

Images and Text © by Merisi
50mm lens

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Vienna off the Beaten Path
Or Is It? Coffee's Included, No Matter What

One of the smallest coffee houses -
if not "the" smallest - of Vienna

Oh là là, a Love Affair
My friend, the no coffee please C,
here in Vienna, she fell for it,
lock, stock, and barrel

Down Under
Where biped meets
one-legged table

Images and Text © by Merisi

-> Kleines Café with Merisi
-> Café Sperl with Merisi
-> Café "Zucker und Fett" in the 2nd District

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Evening in Heiligenstadt
Glimpses of Beethoven's Summer Home

Open Window

Heiligenstädter Kirche
St. James’s Church

Beethoven Memorial
In the courtyard adjacent to the church

Photographed 13 July 2017
in Heiligenstadt, 19th District

Images and Text © by Merisi

Monday, 17 July 2017

Viennese Escapes
Sunflowers near Wiener Neustadt

Sunflower Fields
South of Wiener Neustadt
An hour's drive from Vienna
in Lower Austria
Image © by Merisi

Monday Morning Blues
True Viennese Moments

Sniffing something New
The difference between
curiosity and inquisitiveness?

Send in the clowns?

Monday Morning Pipe Dream
All my bags are packed
I'm ready to go

Photographed on Kohlmarkt
within seconds of each other,
looking up first, then down,
on the 26th of June, 2014

Images and Text © by Merisi

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Morning at Wolfgangsee
Viennese Escapes: Salzkammergut

Morning at the Lake
The sun breaks through the rising fog

alighting on the dancing ripples
of the still night blue lake

The first liner passes through the blue,
in its wake, the day.


Photographed on a beautiful morning
in August 2016, at Wolfgangsee

Images and Text © by Merisi