Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Vienna in the Time of Lilacs
Yppen Square Farmers Market

Flieder
Lilac flowers and apples

Saturday Morning Purchase
White and purple lilac flowers

Roses and Tulips
in shades of orange

Spring Bounty
Roses and tulips by the pailful

Ready to Take-Home
White lilac wrapped in yesterday's news

Maiglöckchen
Lily-of-the-Valley and red geraniums
Who remembers Diorissimo?

Tulips Galore
Would you like some new potatoes too?

Late Spring
White asperagus and red tulips
The first asparagus from the nearby Marchfeld region,
Southeast of Vienna

Photographed by Merisi on Saturday morning, April 25, 2009,
at the Yppen Platz Farmers' Market
16th District, Ottakring
Images and Text © by Merisi
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27 comments:

  1. Beautiful jewel coloured photos.

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    1. So welcome after a long winter! :-)

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  2. Lilacs in Paris too but yrs are much nicer!

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    1. Vienna's know for its Flieder, i.e. lilacs. My first spring here, I was pleasantly surprised by the way the whole city seems to be enveloped in lilacs and its fragrance this time of the year.

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  3. Love, love, love, love, love lilacs, lilly of the valley and all spring flowers. We are still waiting for lilacs in Warsaw (sweet anticipation). Currently we are enjoying fruit blossoms.

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    1. Fruit blossoms came and went way too fast around here, with temperatures hitting the 80s, they can't last long, unfortunately.

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    2. P.S.: I love getting up to NY City in spring, after the spring blossoms started fading in DC. Up in NY they are about two weeks behind and it was nice to re-live the season.

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  4. The Europeans sure know a thing or two about beautiful flowers. They are my favorite things in the market.
    Sam

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    1. Sam,
      that is truly different, even flower shops offer less "static" arrangements here. ,-)

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  5. The market looks like a place that would warm anyone's heart and lift one's spirit. The photos with the flowers and the hands are different than the ordinary snapshots of customers and flowers with the concentration on an important aspect of the exchange. Bravo!

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    1. Thank you, Kate! :-)
      I love Saturdays there, up early to do the shopping, and afterwards there are a number of great cafes and restaurant at Yppen Square, one of them is Restaurant Wetter, The Art of Italian Lunch, another favorite is La Salvia for coffee and breakfast, then there is Cafe An-Do, great for early (and late) breakfast and good food all day.

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    2. Even though it does not look like it, you can click on each restaurant's name and see what they offer. Bon voyage!

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  6. Flieder, Jasmin, Joy perfume, and Diorissimo. What womderful scents!

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  7. Maiglöckchen und Flieder ß gibt es überhaupt etwas schöneres?

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  8. I do love flower markets and this one looks perfect! Such beautiful colorful flowers -- I wish I was there right now!! Your photos are the next best thing to being there though!! Thanks for sharing the beauty!! Hope your week is off to a great start, Merisi!! Enjoy!

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  9. Awesome post! I especially like photos #1, 2, 3 and 8, they're gorgeous!

    Thank you for your very informative comment on the bees. I appreciated it.

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  10. These are fabulous photos, Merisi. Colourful and full of activity. Beautiful.

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  11. Wonderful pictures it reminds me of the German markets of my childhood. The lilac must have smelt fantastic!
    Sarah x

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  12. Such a beautiful array of colours and a mixture of flowers and vegetables being sold together .. just how markets should be :-)

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  13. just a wonderful place you've shared! congratulations on your POTW at hilary's!

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  14. congrats on the POTW and those lilacs are so lovely, i can almost smell them from here

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  15. Lovely photos, all! Visiting from Hilary at The Smitten Image. Congrats on POTW!

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  16. Very nice, i need to be enjoying them while eating Mozart balls.

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  17. Gorgeous! Congrats on the POTW!

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  18. What lovely shots! We pick lilacs from the huge bushes growing wild...

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  19. Beautiful! One of my fondest childhood memories are lilacs in the spring. They do not grow where I live now, but I can almost smell them when I think of lilacs!

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