Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Meanwhile, in Vienna
What's not to love about high fog and spam?


St. Stephen's Cathedral
A glimpse of the steeple
from Kärntner Strasse
at 2:10 PM yesterday

High fog and greyish light -
today, though, bound to my desk, grudgingly! -
the sun's out bright and shiny

Coffee, anyone?
At 8:00 AM this morning,
no sunshine yet, and the coffee pot
empty, already

Kärntner Strasse
Yesterday afternoon

Are you ready
for Christmastime in Vienna?

And here, a bonmot from my spam folder:
"A fascinating discussion is worth comment.
I believe that you ought to write more about this topic,
it may not be a taboo subject but typically people
don't speak about these topics. To the next! Best wishes!!"
On Strudlhof Steps in November

Ah, the kindness of strangers! ;-)

Images and Text © by Merisi

28 comments:

  1. Where do they get this stuff???? I've gotten where I don't read a word anymore. Just mark it spam and off I go.

    Lovely photos and I always a look forward to Christmas in Vienna.
    Sam

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  2. I just thought of something. Maybe spam is like ants at picnics. Always there and annoying, but you still go on picnics.
    Sam

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    1. Sam,
      truth is, I have had practically no spam comments in the almost two years I did away with CAPTCHA on my blog (I got so frustrated with trying to type the right CAPTCHA words on other blogs' comment boxes, I decided to spare my readers the hardship).

      This one slipped through, otherwise, Blogger's spam filters are very effective!

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  3. I think I got the same one darling
    I like your foggy christmas shots much better

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    1. Oh no! I thought I am the only one getting such precious laudations! ;-)

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  4. Ha, ha. I get similar linguistic pearls in my spam folder. I especially love this bit "...it may not be a taboo subject but typically people don't speak about these topics." Yes, we established many times here, that some of your posts are very sinful, Merisi (the cakes, the coffee, the naked mannequins) ;-).
    The last photo made me think of the Nutcracker music and the Sugar Plum Fairy (and by "nutcracker" I mean a device used to crack the shells of walnuts and other nuts and by "fairy" I mean "a magical fairy", not one of the British English meanings of "fairy" - don't want to get the spam comment about taboo subjects) ;-)

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    1. May only the right fairies and real nutcrackers be around when we need them! :-)

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  5. Merisi, I am very much looking forward to seeing Vienna welcoming this lovely Christmas season. No one could be a better guide than you.

    xo

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    1. Thank you, Frances, that is very sweet of you! xxx

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  6. Fog here this morning as well. At least it was not so bright crossing the long bridge that I had to wear shades.

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    1. The troubles one encounters crossing Louisiana Bayous ..... ;-)

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  7. I love fog, unless I am driving in it of course. It brings a really magical tone to any photograph. I really like the last image, very beautiful~

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    1. Always a good attitude to see the glass half full! ;-)

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  8. Great captures and I have to admit that I do love the fog -- if I don't have to drive in it!! Where do these spammers come from and WHY???? Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

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    1. Silvia,
      I wondered that too: who in the world has ever brought in business by spamming?
      That's really beyond comprehension. ;-)

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  9. I would really like to visit Vienna during Christmastime...

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    1. It's only a seven hour drive! ;-)

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  10. Oh, these so badly make me want to be in Vienna for Christmas.
    Priceless comment!!

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  11. I love fog & cities at Christmastime...Merci, Rita

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    1. The character of a city is very much at display at Christmastime, in my experience.
      My memories of Roman Christmastime are so different from other cities, I can even smell and hear some cities (I remember Rome: burnt almonds and red candied apples at Piazza Navona, Vienna's the city of roasted chestnuts and hot mulled wine).

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  12. That first photo is absolutely dreamy, and I pain to see the empty coffee pot!

    Bises,
    Genie

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    1. Truth is, I make my coffee in an old-fashioned, almost antique Alessi stovetop coffee maker (what's the saying about photos obfuscating the truth?). ;-)

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  13. Vienna is a beautiful city as are thes photos. It was the hottest Spring day since records began over here in Melbourne today. 39C. Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. You are welcome!
      Summer arrived really early and with a vengeance in your part of the world!

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  14. Am sure Vienna is more dressed for Christmas than LA is -although there are certain streets that are very festive:)

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  15. Your photos are sheer delight. I especially like the last here, very unlike where I live in country Australia.

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  16. priceless spam comment... haven't visited for a while, but wonderful to see it is still one of the most elegant blogs on the web ; ))

    Coffee one of these days... !
    M

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