Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Drinking Coffee Elsewhere
Venice Dreaming


San Marco
ready to emerge
from the morning mist

Scents of Coffee
the hissing of a steamed-up espresso maker,
the comforting noise
of a spoon laid on a saucer,
stimulating olfactory senses

and then the collective sigh
of Java addicts around San Marco,
savouring that first sip of black gold

Images and Text
© by Merisi


Repost - first published 18 March 2011
Photographed 2010

24 comments:

  1. What a calming, beautiful collection of images!

    Cheers!
    Martha

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  2. I love the first picture. The light is incredibly interesting in this one!

    Thanks for my daily pictures!

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  3. Martha,
    thank you!

    Elisabeth,
    it was very early in the morning,
    the sun had risen above the horizon, but the air was still misty.

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  4. It's a strange phenomenon. When I enjoy your lovely photos, I always smell the coffee!

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  5. Dear Merisi,
    lovely Venice pictures!!!

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  6. We had a good mist today. But no coffee so far. Just water and peanuts for me this morning.

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  7. Merisi, with these photographs, you have made me enter a dream of a Venetian morning.

    How I would love to visit that paper shop. I'm wondering if I did actually visit it when I actually was in Venice so long ago.

    My memories have become a bit like dreams....

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  8. Catching up on your posts -- so nice to be in Venice again! That facade of San Marco is one of my favorite memories of the city. And your capture of the sparrow -- outstanding!

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  9. Thank you all for coming along on my dreams! ;-)

    To the reader who wrote about the Bridge of Sigh:
    This is an actual photo, no collage, no Photoshop layers (I'd know how to do them, but I would not possibly have the time to create collages for the blog).

    The bridge image looks the way it does because it was surrounded by scaffolding that had been used as a billboard, creating the "sky" all around illusion.

    A wonderful evening to all of you,
    Merisi

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  10. Your pictures are really inviting...
    and make me dream too...
    From my little corner though, I would swap Berlusconi with Kim Rossi, so that my dream is complete !!!
    ;)
    Marie-Noëlle

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  11. Lovely, like beautiful watercolours, elegant captures~

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  12. Your photos always make me want to sit and have a lovely cup of coffee with you.
    Ahhh....

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  13. Venise, like a dream, I love this town ! Have you seen my photos while november ?
    The coffee at Florian's bar is a good idea !
    Wonderful week-end to you !

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  14. San Marco looks just gorgeous.

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  15. A marvellous view in the misty morning of the Dôme of San Marco cathedral.

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  16. gorgeous pictures as always...I soooooo want to go to that paper store!

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  17. If I was a bird, I would sit up in those beautiful snowflake shaped things on top of that roof!

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  18. Oh I love stamps and handmade paper. If I ever get to Italy I'll find this place!

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  19. I gotta say drinking coffee in Vienna looks WAY BETTER to me any day of the week then in Venice.

    Where pray tell is the glass of water with spoon lurking over head?

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  20. Paris Breakfast:
    Carol, that was the morning's paper with a picture of Berlusconi - and his silhouette in the coffee cup. ;-)

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  21. Oh, that gorgeous San Marco! Who says Less is More-- not me.

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  22. Okay, I spent about 10 seconds trying to pick up that cup of coffee to take a sip...reality thy name is camera!
    hugs
    Sandi

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  23. Vicki Lane,
    one more week, and I'll take more pictures for you!

    Sandi McBride,
    *lol*
    You are my kind of girl. ;-)

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