Monday, 5 December 2016

Holiday Cheer at the Belvedere
Christmas in Vienna

Curlicues and Christmas Cheer
Christmas Village at the Belvedere

There's a Santa for everyone
on this jolly ride

Photographed Saturday afternoon
at the Upper Belvedere Palace
Images and Text © by Merisi

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Make a Wish
Burano in Vienna

On a winter afternoon, the late afternoon sun illuminates
a row if buildings on the opposite side of the street,
their colorful facades reminiscent of houses in Burano in the Venetian Lagoon

Photographed 3 December 2016
at the intersection of Prinz-Eugen-Straße and Gürtel
near the southern gate of the Belvedere Gardens
Image and Text © by Merisi

Friday, 2 December 2016

Vienna at Christmastime
From the Golden into the Blue Hour

Golden Hour
The setting sun illuminates
the Federal Chancellor Building
View from Michaelerplatz

Looking Up
In the last moments of
the Blue Hour at Kärntner Strasse

The Sacher Hotel
Christmas Lights
Façade at Philharmonikergasse

Images and Text © by Merisi
The Austrian Federal Chancellery at Ballhausplatz 2:
The address of the highest Austrian administrative power for nearly 300 years. -> Video tour of the Austrian Federal Chancellery, including the room where the Congress of Vienna met from 1814 to 1815, which today hosts the press briefings that take place after cabinet meetings.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

A Very Merry Season to All!
Christmastide in Vienna

Straw Girls
Having fun at the straw pit -
the drained reflecting pool in front of St. Charles church -
Christmas market at Karlsplatz

Photographed the evening of 29 November 2016
Images and Text © by Merisi

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Heart Tree at City Hall Christmas Market
Heralding the Changing of the Seasons

Heart Tree
Gerry Gam's big red hearts, ready to warm our souls
in the midst of winter - and a glimpse of the spire
of Vienna's City Hall
Christmas Market

Photographed at sunset on 11 November 2011
as the last golden rays illuminated the city
Image and Text
© by Merisi
City Daily Photo - "Transitions"

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Into the Blue Hour at Cafè Menagerie
Coffee at Prince Eugene's Belvedere, anyone?

Café Menagerie
A warm welcome at dusk in one
of the most beautiful summer residences ever built

A luxurious refuge
where hushed voices reign

Outside, down Belvedere hill,
the city dressed for the Blue Hour

One last look, from the outside,
then homewards, under the nascent moon

Good night, moon,
from Vienna!

Cafè Menagerie
Upper Belvedere Palace
3rd District
Images and Text © by Merisi

-> Homepage Cafè Menagerie, Upper Belvedere Palace
-> Wikipedia: Prince Eugene's Belvedere Summer Residence

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Farmers Market in Late November
Vienna in Autumn

Autumn Gold
Abate pears


Autumn Colors
Pomegranate and Quince

Photographed 26 November 2016
at the Yppenplatz Farmers Market
16th District (Ottakring)
Images and Text © by Merisi