Saturday, 29 June 2013

Melk Abbey's Baroque Garden Pavilion
Coffee in Paradise


A Glass of Grüner Veltliner
Somehow fitting, I was not sure
wether I was dead drunk or if
I had gone to heaven


After a leisurely stroll through Melk Abbey's
Baroque "Garden of Paradise"


I had walked up the steps and
entered the garden pavilion


and felt immediately
transported to a realm of dreams


Là, tout n’est qu’ordre et beauté,
Luxe, calme et volupté *


Le monde s’endort
Dans une chaude lumière *


You see, I was so enchanted, it was as if
my thoughts created an autopoietic language


that expressed itself
in cinematic poetry


I will go back, maybe with a set
of cup and saucer more fitting
of coffee in paradise

Photographed 26 June 2013
Garden Pavilion of Melk Abbey's
Baroque Garden of Paradise
Melk, Lower Austria

Images and Text © by Merisi
Links:
-> *) Quoted from Baudelaire's Invitation au Voyage
-> Melk Abbey Homepage: Baroque Garden

36 comments:

  1. A fairy tale setting. It would be hard to concentrate until all aspects were examined. Pretty unique!!!

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    1. I was overwhelmed by all this beauty, felt like a small child in a candy store!

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  2. Drunken heaven. now there's an idea!

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  3. Oh, yes!! A fairy tale setting indeed! What a fantastic place! I'd probably get a stiff neck from trying to see all the designs on the ceiling!! It would be worth the effort though! Beautiful captures for the day, Merisi! Hope you enjoy a lovely weekend!

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    1. I could not stop whirling through all these wonders. ;-9

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  4. Dear Merisi, Love these colors and your photographs. The first photo with the Grüner is sensational. Maybe we can meet in Melk this December. ox, Gina

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    1. Oh, that would be so wonderful!
      I have to go back and make really good pictures. This time, I just shot from the hip, not wanting to annoy my company too much. ;-)

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  5. So lovely "fresques", a real wonderful place to take a little "Georges"!!!
    Have a good week-end !

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    1. Frescoes rarely seen so cheerful!

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  6. What a gorgeous place, Merisi. I love the reflection in the glass tabletop.

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    1. Wpnderful detail, isn't it?

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  7. That ceiling is such an eye catcher - makes me want to stay there for a while! Thanks for visiting my blog earlier this week:)

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  8. Every single photograph is fantastic. Think I'll go and have a glass of wine now...it is 7pm :).

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    1. Great idea! :-) Thank you!

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  9. Beautiful! I love how it reflects on the table.

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    1. Wonderful detail, isn't it?

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    1. I loved it, still swooning! ;-)

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  11. Wonderful photos, Merisi. I love the reflection on the table top and in another image, in the water glass. Perfect. If it ain't Baroque, don't fix it. ;)

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    1. 30 June 2013
      I just rescued your comment from the spam box, Hilary.
      No idea why it landed there.

      Thank you,
      Merisi

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  12. OMG!
    What a Super FAB place!!!
    However did you get the ceiling to go all across the page like that?
    Mangifique and HEAVENLY!
    WOWZA for the whole post M

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    1. Carol,
      I uploaded a large file of the ceiling and clicked on "original size" - accidentally at first, but then I thought it was just right to show a bit of the magnificence of it all.
      Merci,
      Merisi

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  13. How utterly beautiful! I think your assessment was correct, it's just heavenly!

    Betty

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    1. I am still dreaming of all the beauty that surrounded me!

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  14. Oh, this is WONDERFUL, especially as the Melk Abbey figures so prominently in my recent read of Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose.
    His narrator, Adso, is from the Welk Abbey.
    Thank you for this, Merisi.

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    1. Yes, of course, I still remember the moment when I first read The Name of the Rose and came upon Melk Abbey. You beat me to it, Cipriano, I will mention Adso when I publish pictures of the abbey itself!
      Hugs,
      Merisi

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    2. I never watched the movie, I wonder whether any of the scenes were actually filmed at Melk. Btw, days ago I searched for my first edition copy of the book, it seems to have gone lost during the move to Vienna. Drats!!!

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  15. Pure magic, definitely given to dreaming. The delicate paintings, light effect and wine, make a perfect combination. What a place to quietly sip and slip into skipping a century or two . . .

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  16. Anonymous29 June, 2013

    I can tell you were definitely drunk, sweet Angel !!!
    ;)

    Marie-Noëlle

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  17. Merisi -- This room is absolutely, stunningly beautiful! I cannot imagine a lovelier place to have a glass of wine or a cappuccino! This is now on my list of places I need to visit someday!

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  18. gosh, so many details! and you did a wonderful job capturing the light , wow!

    I just bookmarked this in my travel folder

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