Shooting the Breeze
Comtemplating how to catch a flying pig
with a butterfly net?
Marktgebiet - Market Area
To the Market
From the Market
A Bouquet of Peonies
How many bouquets
would you buy?
going on here.
This image and the two above it
are all but two sides
of the same 30 feet of market street.
And I Thought
someone had turned up the volume
of the radio
when I heard a beautiful soprano voice
rise above the corroboree of the market place
while drinking coffee at a coffee bar
Singing and Waltzing
I sort of had suspected that the Viennese
were able to turn even foraging
for food into a party!
Saturday morning flower power:
Why buy fruit and vegetables
when there are flowers to be had?
Ever wondered why Viennese restaurants
are filled with families
when Sunday lunchtime rolls around?
Because they forgot to buy fruits and vegetables
Coffee and Potatoes
Did you really think the potatoes
were there for sale?
No, they are there
so you can contemplate
if you are going to have
them served in a salad or French fried or
buttered and parslied
along with your Sunday Wiener Schnitzel
in the courtyard or garden
of your favorite Grinzing restaurant!
(There is a reason
why the downtown Schwarze Kameel is closed on Sundays:
Viennese take a break from the city
Btw, does anyone remember
how to spell
First Paradeiser of the Season!
without turning up the heat
in the kitchen!
Watch Your Pocket!
Click on this image
and tell me if you think
that the owner of the wallet
could possibly be the one
with the fingers in his pocket.
The price of those tomato plants
could have been stiff.
Life's A Bowl of Cherries
Sometimes even a whole crate
and plenty of parsley
on the side!
Buying flowers for your home
beats cooking on Sundays.
Peonies and Wine
Yes, a little wine on the side,
straight from the vintner and peony grower.
Who said it must be wine and roses
all through the year?
May is for peonies,
We know by now that this
farmer is against slaving in the kitchen
on Sunday mornings!
The cherries are straight from his trees,
all they need is a little rinse,
and if you really want to show off,
put them in your Bohemian hand-cut Crystal bowl
with a few ice cubes.
(I forgot to ask whether the parsley
goes with the peonies or the cherries.)
Don't Leave the Peonies Behind
Have a wonderful Sunday!
Photographed Saturday Morning
at the Yppen Platz