Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Good Morning, Vienna
Summer in the City

Early Morning Lesson
Vienna's buildings have more Halbstockwerke -
intermediate floors, Mezzanin around here -
than anticipated, always

In the Early Morning Breeze
What if I had taken this cab
instead of public transport?

Under the Viennese Sun
Burning hot at 8 AM already

Subtropical Vienna
Weather's been bordering on the tropics lately,
daily thunderstorms as soon as the bell strikes six included

The Joys of Arriving Early
Bending down to smell the flowers

Photographed 30 July 2014
around Meidlinger Hauptstrasse
in the 12th District
Images and Text © by Merisi

Monday, 1 September 2014

Luminous September Days
Viennese Escapes

It seems these luminous days
will never end.

The city,
which was almost empty during August,
now is filling up again.

It is
being replenished.

The restaurants
are all reopening, the shops.

People are coming back
from the country, the sea,

from trips on roads
all jammmed with cars.

Quoted from
James Salter's novel
"A Sport and a Pastime"


31 August 2008
Esplanade-Café Zauner
Bad Ischl, Upper Austria

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Those Luminous Days of August
Viennese Escapes: Haydn Country

Photographed exactly six years ago,
in August 2008, in the Courtyard
of Joseph Haydn's Birthplace
and the surrounding villages
R e p o s t

Clicking on the last picture
will take you to a map,
with the location of Rohrau,
only 30 miles southeast of Vienna,
in the most beautiful countryside
of Eastern Lower Austria