Saturday, 16 February 2013

When a Winter Evening falls in Vienna
Viennese Moments

It is snowing in Vienna
Again. Day and night.
 Trust me.

 Franziskanerplatz
People heading home
or in search of the perfect place
to while away the evening

Oasis of Comfort
I bet coffee houses
have been invented
because of all that snow
Where else is a wanderer to find refuge
on a cold winter night?

So much better to share misery
in the company of other forlorn souls


The Grey Mozarthaus
I know, it appears more lavender
than grey, but that is the magic
of evening falling in Vienna.
What that gentleman is reading,
there, at the cornerstone,
is everboydy's guess, though

The more you share
the better you'll feel

Kleines Café
Kleines Café, at Franiskanerplatz,
a good place to begin an evening out in Vienna

Café Alt Wien
You change venue,
step closer to heaven,
something along that line

A few streets down,
there are more creatures of the night
out on the town, albeit in a shop window
Weihburggasse


As you walk deeper into the night,
 you end up with more questions

More questions than answers.
What did you expect?
After all, this is the city of Freud!

Photographed
9 February 2013
50mm FX lens

Images and Text © by Merisi
Links:
-> Before Sunrise, trailer
-> Vermischte Warenhandlung & Bookstore
-> Cafe Alt Wien
-> Café Diglas, Wollzeile

36 comments:

  1. Delightful captures, Merisi, as always and such a fun walk around Vienna!! A great way to put the gray and cold of winter in a hidden corner of the mind!! Have a lovely weekend, stay warm!!

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    1. Thank you, Sylvia!
      Wishing you a wonderful start of the new week,
      Merisi

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  2. Merisi, I do thank you for treating us to this posts and it predecessors, showing mystery, beauty, elegance and warmth as snow invites Viennese folks to come outdoors or to find another embrace indoors.

    We might have a little bit of snow in New York tomorrow, but somehow, I think I'd have to search a long time to see here what you show us from there.

    xo

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  3. Oh my goodness, Merisi. I have a case of the moveable s. (I meant to type "to this post and its predecessors.)

    xo

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    1. You are welcome, Francis!
      And no worry, all is right and understood. :-)

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  4. Merisi, what a beautiful evening tour in Vienna. So "warm" the third and the fourth image! Beautiful the Mozarthaus.
    Happy Saturday!

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  5. Dear Merisi,
    Thank you so much for these wonderful images of Vienna at night! Visiting one of these cozy coffeehouses would be perfect right now! You know that I loved seeing the dolls and stuffed teddies in the shop window as well! And I love that you included the trailer of "Before Sunset"! I will admit to you that watching that movie for the first time, it was really the first time that Vienna had caught my attention and I thought "I have to go there someday"! Are you excited about the release of "Before Midnight"? I am!

    Betty

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    1. Betty, when I watched the movie for the first time, back in DC, I had not the slightest idea of where all those places in the movie were. Now I recognize many of them. ;-)

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  6. I miss winters like this - although I still eat the cake and drink the coffee!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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    1. I know that feeling, Stewart. And, honestly, slogging through those long dreary winter months, I long all too often for be far away, somewhere warm. ;-)

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  7. What a feast for the eyes!
    I could never be forlorn in these warm cafes

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    1. I agree, you not only walk in, you move right in, body and soul taken care of.

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  8. Oh how delighted I was to just take this stroll with you, such magical beauty and each image provokes wonderful imagination. Happy weekend~

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    1. Thank you, and I hope you weekend was a wonderful one!

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  9. i'm pleased to join you your walk around Vienna...probably the only way I'll see it. The cafes and dessert look divine!

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    1. Who knows, one day, perchance?

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  10. Such small and intimate places.

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    1. True, they are small, indeed. And then again, they expand somehow. Or so it seems.

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  11. Those look such delightful places to escape the winter cold and that cake looks amazing!
    Sarah x

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    1. I tasted the cake, really delicious!

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  12. Brrr, all that snow. I really love the Grey Mozarthus photo! And those two sitting at the table in the Old Vienna Cafe look like they are "somebody" if you know what I mean.

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    1. These were some very sweet and cool in a nice way guys who played along with me taking a picture. ;-)

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  13. Now, that's a lot of snow falling on the top shot! Beautiful set of photos.

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    1. We've had enough snow, to share with the world. Care for any? ;-)

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  14. More questions than answers, that's for sure.
    The photos are lovely even if they make me shiver in the snow.
    I really love the coziness of the various cafes you show . They make me want some of that delicious coffee and special dessert.

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    1. Coffee, dessert, a friend or a couple of newspapers, all there for you!

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  15. I love all your pictures!

    From the white to the darkness, first outside then inside,
    of course , this is a city of Freud ..and that of Arthur Schnitzler(I remember 'Traumnovelle "and "eyes wide shut")

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    1. I could not agree more, Miss Yves! :-)
      Merci,
      M. x

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  16. I love the red cups with the red glazed cake... the red lampshades over the red chairs... the red curtains and velvet cafe benches... that girl in the cafe looks like Kate Winslet!

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    1. The red velvety curtains are my favorites, oozing comfort and warmth.

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  17. The red cake certainly matches the cups. Good picture of the snow, so often is just looks misty. A very pretty delicate evening scene too.

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    1. Thank you, Barbara!
      And I was grateful for my friend to have chosen a color-coordinated cake. ;-)

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  18. It does indeed seem a magical evening. And you're probably right about the invention of cafes.

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    1. An evening of coffeehouses instead of bar hopping! ;-)
      And they are homes away from home, indeed.

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  19. I'm savouring every image. Love the different perspectives from the street looking across at the cafe. Those elegant stone ball bollards
    are so fitting for such a beautiful city.

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