Saturday, 5 September 2009

September


September
It seems these luminous days
will never end.

The city,
which was almost empty during August,
now is filling up again.

It is
being
replenished.

The restaurants
are all reopening,
the shops.

People are coming back
from the country,
the sea,

from trips on roads
all jammmed
with cars.

Quoted from
James Salter's novel
"A Sport and a Pastime"
Doubleday 1967

Esplanade-Café Zauner
Café & Pastry Shop
Bad Ischl
Upper Austria

26 comments:

  1. but before we turn around good, the fall winds will be blowing the leaves from the trees and we'll be grabbing sweaters and dreaming of lovely places like this!
    hugs
    Sandi

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  2. I love when the days point towards Fall. Everything has a special glow. Lovely pictures as usual Merisi.

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  3. Luminous is exactly the word for the weather and light we're having just now -- a still, anticipatory hush is in the air.

    Beautiful pictures -- especially that first one. And the long table, waiting . . . what a lovely place you live in! You are surely Vienna's best ambassador.

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  4. You have captured September in light and shadow.

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  5. September is so mellow and pretty.
    I remember a walking holiday at Alpbach in the Tyrol many summers ago.
    We swam in freezing lakes during the day, boiled on our walks and made up fires at night.
    It was lovely.

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  6. What beauty ...clean... fresh...distinct...a sharp slice of life served on a sparkling glass plate.

    These photographed images, Mersi, are inspired.

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  7. all the light makes me happy!

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  8. Your viennese semptember is brighful and beautiful

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  9. Inspirational images, Merisi. The first one, especially, is stunning.

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    @ Sandi McBride:
    That's why I try to enjoy every moment of these late summer days: May they last into November! :-)

    @ photowannabe:
    I agree,
    and still, summer's warm glow lingers.

    @ Vicki Lane:
    I could drown in this luminosity!

    The table is set right by a river which comes rushing down from the mountains - a luminuos feast to be! It was my sister's favorite place. We used to steal an hour or two away from our little ones and pretend we had all the time in the world.
    Her time ended, on this 5th of September nine years ago, I still return to our place, in her memory.


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    @ Wandring Star:
    Thank you!

    @ ewix:
    Mellow, yes, I agree,
    the heat has lost its sting,
    and the world is at its most sensuous this time of the year.

    @ Cynthia:
    Thank you, I love your description -
    your kind words are also very inspiring, thank you!

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    @ The Things We Carried:
    *smile* Thank you!


    @ I_am_Tulsa:
    Wonderful,
    me too! :-)

    @ philippe:
    Thank you,
    I agree! I love September here.

    @ david mcmahon:
    Thank you, David:

    The first one is of one of the statues in the large beautiful sunroom of the cafe, with this delightful view into the garden outside and the hills beyond the river. A wonderful place to spend a weekend morning!

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  13. Great photos as always. Congratulations on winning POTD.

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  14. Merisi, congratulations on winning post of the day ...of course I love you every day ....

    You bring smiles to me always.

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  15. lovely photos! congrats on the POTD!

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  16. 1, 5, & 6 are brilliant....so beautiful ;)

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  17. congrats on POTD! nicely done!
    ~AM

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  18. Thank you for sweeping me away to such beauty. Luminous truly is correct. Congratulations on your POTD honor.

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  19. Congratulations on Post of the Day!!!
    Sandi

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  20. Congrats, dear Merisi! Much deserved POTD :).

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  21. I have to again thank david for directing me here via POTD. This was a truly lovely post, the light in your photos is wonderful.

    Ciao,
    Lola

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  22. a wonderful post...the pics were amazing and the words so true...autumn is a time of renewal for me...a break from the heat of the summer...congrats on POTD!

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  23. Came via David's POTD. Great pictures and greater words. Congratulations for winning POTD.
    Cheers.

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  24. Oh Merisi, that was wonderful. Beautiful photos , too. I especially liked #1,2,4, the angle,the color, the light. Thank you for sharing the beauty of your eye sight.

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