Thursday, 25 May 2017

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Vienna waits for you
Viennese Golden Moments

Shop Window
On my mind, Klimt's Kiss

Demel Salons
Echos of a Gilded Age

Kleines Café
A midsummer afternoon

Images and Text © by Merisi

I really love this interview, Billy Joel's reflections about Vienna touched my heart.
He nailed what I love about this city (and he also sings his beautiful "Vienna waits for you" song):
-> Billy Joel, Why Vienna?
-> Gustav Klimt's "The Kiss" at the Upper Belvedere
-> History of Demel Pâtisserie Café, Kohlmarkt 14
-> Original trailer of Carol Reed's 1949 film, with Orson Welles, The Third Man
R e p o s t

Friday, 19 May 2017

Good Morning from Vienna
A Summer's Day in May

Walking Past
Into a brilliant summer day

A something in a summer’s day,
As slow her flambeaux burn away,
Which solemnizes me.

A something in a summer’s noon,—
An azure depth, a wordless tune, 5
Transcending ecstasy.

Emily Dickinson

Image © by Merisi

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Once Upon a Time
A Prince in Vienna's Botanical Garden

Once upon a time

in a not so faraway city

there lived a prince

who loved to have lunch hidden away
beyond the brick wall of his palace gardens

Photographed with my phone camera
at lunch hour on 17 May 2017 in and from the Botanical Garden
Joaquingasse, 3rd District
Images and Text © by Merisi

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Albertina Square
Viennese Moments

Albertina Terrace
Equestrian statue of Archduke Albrecht
by Kaspar von Zumbusch in front of the Albertina Palace

Albertina Square
Photobombing in Vienna

Albertina Bastion
Danubius Fountain by Johann Meixner

Photographed May 2016
Images and Text © by Merisi
-> History of Albertina Palace and its Collections