The Early Morning Sun
Heralding the city's slow awakening
From the shadows of the night.
Alighting on oleander blossoms, while
Chestnut leaves are already basking
in full sun.
Kissed tenderly into the light
Kunst des Augenblicks
Stone Flowers and Spheres
Caressed here and there
by forelorn rays
Who's hiding under the bench?
White Hibiskus Flowers
Against blue-green fence
Images and Text © by Merisi
Repost from 2008
The Strudlhof Steps are named after
-> Peter Strudel (ca. 1660 - 4 October 1714)
an Austrian sculptor and painter:
"Peter Strudel died in Vienna at the age of approximately 55 years. He is still commemorated by the street name Strudlhofgasse in Alsergrund where his house used to stand. The Strudlhofstiege staircase in this lane, together with the Palais Strudlhof earned fame through the book Die Strudlhofstiege by Heimito von Doderer."
Quoted from Wikipedia