Friday, 31 October 2014

Trick or Treat?
Vienna and Halloween

No Trick
Milky blue is what I saw,
when looking up, causing almost two accidents:
Me, toppling over backwards, and a bystander
almost falling off the sidewalk while watching me

A Bit of Topsy-Turvyness
Easy to get back in line, though

More than a Pretty Facade
Perfect perch for people watching

All Lined Up
Quelle surprise: These Viennese standing under
the awnings were all waiting their turn
to buy a costume for All Hallows' Eve parties!

Vienna's full of surprises.
I better go and buy some Halloween candies,
just in case any goblins show up at my door!

Pictures 1, 3 and 4 photographed in the Second District
on 29 October 2014, the second one was captured
next to the Theseus Temple in the First District, on 16 October 2014
Images and Text © by Merisi

Sky Watch Friday Halloween Edition
Skies around the World

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Coffee, anyone?
Viennese Moments

It Must be a Sign!
No matter how many ghoulish faces are looking
over your shoulder, this one stops you in your tracks

John Ford's Watching You
He can't keep you from getting
a life-saving cup of coffee, can he?

Coffee's Waiting for You
Glass of water, downturned spoon,
Viennese coffee at its best

Turbinado sugar, white sugar, or none at all -
life's paved with hard choices, isn't it?

Photographed at the recently opened café
Tortenmanufaktur Zola Auböck
Karmelitergasse 1
2nd District (Leopoldstadt)

Images and Text © by Merisi
Link -> Homepage Tortenmanufaktur Zola Auböck

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Many a red, red Rose
Autumn in Vienna

View from Volksgarten
Roof of the Imperial Palace's Leopold Wing

Red Roses
Near the Heldenplatz entrance
of the People's Park, "Volksgarten"

Gossamer Threads
On a red, red rose

Photographed 16 October 2014
Images and Text © by Merisi

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Imperial Horses: Up up and away
Josefsplatz Courtyard of the Imperial Palace

Austrian National Library
Parapet figures by Lorenzo Mattielli
above the central structure of the
Hofburg palace's old imperial library

Emperor Joseph II
Equestrian statue
by sculptor Franz Anton von Zauner
erected between 1795 and 1807

© by Merisi

-> About Josefsplatz @ Wikipedia
-> About the Austrian National Library
-> About Emperor Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor (1741 to 1790)

Monday, 27 October 2014

Vienna falling into Autumn
Or: Sometimes she bakes

Free-Form Apple Pie at Casa Merisi
Made with Topfenblätterteig -
Austrian cream cheese pastry
similar to Rugelach dough,
given a turn or two, to form layers
of flaky dough

One More Outdoor Meal
The leaves and temperature keep falling,
but this being Vienna, patrons insist on dining al fresco,
wrapped in blankets against the autumn chill

Autumn Mood
Subdued colors under grey sky,
observed from an outdoor table
at Mochi's restaurant in Leopoldstadt,
only a bridge crossing from the historic center

Photographed October 2014
Images and Text © by Merisi
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