Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Mariahilfer Strasse
Summer in the City

Mariahilfer Strasse
Vienna newest pedestrian zone

Vienna's busiest shopping street
is now a tree-lined open-air mall

that cleverly combines the pleasures
of leisurely strolling, window shopping

or sitting in a sidewalk café,
watching the world go by

All of this - and more -
without a car whizzing by

Photographed with my mobile phone
the afternoon of 26 June 2015
Images and Text © by Merisi

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Coffee in Leopoldstadt
Balthasar Kaffee Bar

Espresso under the Peonies
Coffee culture is not only alive and well,
it is thriving in Coffee Capital Vienna

Balthasar Kaffee Bar
Praterstraße 38
Leopoldstadt (2nd District)
Image and Text © by Merisi
Homepage -> Balthasar Kaffee Bar

Friday, 16 June 2017

Coffee, anyone?
Großer Brauner and Punschkrapferl

Coffee, anyone?
Served the Viennese way
on a silvery tray with a glass of water
topped by a downturned spoon
at one of Vienna's grand coffee houses,
Café Dommayer in Hietzing
A short walk from Schönbrunn's west gate
13th District

Image and Text © by Merisi

Thursday, 15 June 2017

High Noon in June
A Viennese Cherry Tree

"When I sound the fairy call,
Gather here in silent meeting,
Chin to knee on the orchard wall,
Cooled with dew and cherries eating"
Robert Graves

Image © by Merisi

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Scenes from a Farmers Market
Saturday Morning Greens in the City

Blues and Greens
Fern and blue flowers

The hand that grows it all,
radishes, red spring onions, lettuce, herbs

Arriving at the market
with the bicycle

Photographed at the Yppen Square Farmers Market
16th District (Ottakring)
Images and Text © by Merisi

Tuesday, 13 June 2017