Friday, 12 February 2016

Up at the Gloriette
Wondrous Schönbrunn

Schönbrunn's Gloriette
Looking up inside one of the wings

A view of the city
from Gloriette Hill

Photographed 5 February 2016
Images and Text © by Merisi

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Schönbrunn at Sunset
Vienna in Winter

Schönbrunn Park
Walking outside the garden wall
near Maria-Theresa-Gate

on a winter evening
at sunset

Shadows of trees and a garden gate
on a wall illuminated by the last rays of the setting sun

Images and Text © by Merisi

Skies from around the world
at Skywatch Friday

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Coffee Cup Waltz
Viennese Moments

Some afternoons
I have coffee in Paris,

but while looking out into the Secret Garden
admiring a neighbour's tulips

my cup takes up a life of its own
and waltzes closer to Rome

Images and text © Merisi
Originally posted January 2012

The Small Gloriette Pavilion in the Woods
Hidden Treasures of Schönbrunn

Kleine Gloriette at Sunset
Gardens of Schönbrunn
13th District (Hietzing)

Photographed 5 February 2016
© by Merisi
-> The Small Gloriette at Schönbrunn:
"Situated in the middle of the woods on Schönbrunn Hill near the Maria Theresa Gate lies the Small Gloriette, a tower-like two storeyed pavilion which was built around 1775, probably to designs by Isidor Canevale."
> Black and White Wednesday

Monday, 8 February 2016

Stormy Weather
Waiting for Sunset at Schönbrunn

View of the City
Schönbrunn Palace and the city
from Gloriette Hill

Photographed 5 February 2016
Images and Text © by Merisi

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Vienna in the Time of Puppenkrapfen
Coffee and Donut, anyone?

Puppenkrapfen at Demel may well be compared
to the first flowers that herald the arrival of spring,
only that these delicious morsels
promise a carnival season in full swing

How to pronounce it?
Alright, here we go,
everybody pronounce:
You are not laughing, are you?

While a Faschingskrapfen, carnival donut,
is usually the size of a donut,
the Puppenkrapfen is a smaller version,
dainty enough for Puppen,
the German word for "dolls"

One of the cutest food names
I have encountered here,
and one of the most delicious morsels, too

Photographed in January 2014
K.u. K Hofzuckerbäcker
Demel Royal and Imperial Confectioners
Kohlmarkt 14
Images and Text © by Merisi

A Saturday in February
Viennese Moments

Reclaiming the Outdoors
Late lunch hour at Karmeliter Markt

Photographed 6 February 2016
in Leopoldstadt (2nd District)
Images and Text © by Merisi

Friday, 5 February 2016

Coffee, anyone?
Kleiner Brauner at Café Gloriette

Single Espresso with Milk
Served the Viennese Way, on a silvery tray
with a glass of water, topped by a downturned spoon

Photographed at Café Gloriette
Gardens of Schönbrunn
Image and Text © by Merisi