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

Links:
-> 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

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Monday, 2 April 2018

In Like a Lion Cub
Mark Anthony at the Secession Building


Lion Cubs at Mark Anthony Statue
1898 bronze sculpture by Arthur Strasser

Image and Text © by Merisi

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Into the Golden Hour
Sunset at Schönbrunn's Gloriette


The Gloriette in the Golden Hour
Schönbrunn Hill
13th District (Hietzing)

Image and Text © by Merisi

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

A Light Exists in Spring
Springtime in Vienna




A light exists in spring
Not present on the year
At any other period.
When March is scarcely here

A color stands abroad
On solitary hills
That science cannot overtake,
But human naturefeels.

It waits upon the lawn;
It shows the furthest tree
Upon the furthest slope we know;
It almost speaks to me.

Then, as horizons step,
Or noons report away,
Without the formula of sound,
It passes, and we stay:

A quality of loss
Affecting our content,
As trade had suddenly encroached
Upon a sacrament.

(Emily Dickinson)

Image © by Merisi

Sunday, 18 March 2018

In the Gloaming
Egon Schiele Lived Upstairs


Egon Schiele Lived Upstairs
Details of the façade of the building
where the artist Egon Schiele lived
Hietzinger Hauptstraße
13th District (Hietzing)

Image and Text © by Merisi