Friday, 21 March 2014

Dear Spring, come in!
Rain or Shine, please stay


Spring has sprung
Yesterday, lunchtime


Just across the Danube Channel,
March showers and March sunshine,


between the first course
and the second,


I ran outside, to snap away,
and from the look of it,
I was not the only one


Photographed 19 March 2014
along Praterstrasse
2nd District, Leopoldstadt

Images and Text © by Merisi

Links:
-> Sky Watch Friday - Beautiful Skies from around the World
The monument in front of the yellow house in the next to the last picture
is a statue of Johann Nestroy:
-> Johann Nepomuk Nestroy (7 December 1801 – 25 May 1862) at Wikipedia:
"Johann Nepomuk Eduard Ambrosius Nestroy .... was a singer, actor and playwright in the popular Austrian tradition of the Biedermeier period and its immediate aftermath. Dubbed the "Austrian Shakespeare", in style he is more comparable to Molière."
"Nestroy's legacy:
About half of Nestroy's works have been revived by the modern German-speaking theatres and many are part and parcel of today's Viennese repertoire. However, few have ever been translated into English. Only one, Einen Jux will er sich machen, has become well known to English-speaking theatregoers. Interestingly, it has become a classic more than once. It was first adapted as Thornton Wilder's The Matchmaker (which later became the musical Hello, Dolly!) and later achieved success as the comic masterpiece On the Razzle, which was translated by Stephen Plaice and adapted by Tom Stoppard."
-> Johann Nestroy Monument through Merisi's lens

44 comments:

  1. Beautiful spring captures and Vienna -- no better pair!! Wonderful captures for the day, Merisi, as always!! Thanks for sharing the beauty! Have a lovely weekend!!

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  2. Beautiful photos and I can feel spring, see spring and taste spring :)

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  3. And Spring time is actually of the beginning... lovely!

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  4. Wonderful captures Merisi ... dark fingered branches sit beautifully against that lovely warm yellowish background.

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  5. I love these pretty colors, they look springy! Lovely images. Have a happy weekend!

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  6. Beautiful spring photography for SWF ~ uplifting for the Spirit here in MA USA ~ still a tad cold ~ xxx

    artmusedog and carol
    (a creative harbor)

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  7. oh my what beautiful spring scenes you captured.

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  8. Delightful sequence of beautiful spring scenes.

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  9. Lovely captures!

    I envy you being in such a beautiful city.

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  10. Beautiful little snippets of spring!

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  11. Oh my goodness, that is just truly gorgeous. Spring has sprung ravishingly! And that 2nd photo is incredibly inviting, I want to just step in:)

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  12. Fourth photograph tells a story so it is my favorite one of the series. Spring has arrived. Good job on the images.
    JM Illinois
    U.S.A.

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  13. What lovely spring light!

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  14. Beautiful Spring day!

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  15. Nice pictures of Vienna and that you don't see much. Thanks for showing.

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  16. Spring cometh in on little cat feets...
    Looks loverly there...

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    1. Many little spring cats .... ;-)

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  17. Wonderful pics..have a nice day!

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  18. I truly love the first sight of awakening leaves..that baby green..

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    1. It is such a promising sight, isn't it?

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  19. Love this sequence, of brightness despite the showers. Out of curiousity, there is a statue in background of Number 4: a musician, poet, writer, statesman?

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    1. I have added information, at the bottom of the blog, about the statue, a monument to Johann Nestroy. There's also a link to a post where you'll find a close-up of the statue! xxx

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    2. Thanks for the links and the extra wonderful pictures. An area I look forward to exploring around Easter, and interesting info on Nestroy, too. Thanks for sharing.

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    3. You are welcome! :-)

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  20. Love the gold facade of that building

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    1. That is one amazing building, and huge!

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  21. It must be fabulous to experience springtime in Vienna. Thanks for sharing the beauty!

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    1. It is, indeed!
      You are welcome!

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  22. Oh how wonderful to see spring in all her glory!

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  23. You live in such an amazing City, showers or sunshine.
    I really like the shot of the damp walkway and the tree shadows. Its very painterly.

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    1. Thank you, Sue!
      Rain and sunshine in short sequence really produced some beautiful light.

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  24. A beautiful series of photos -- I especially like the second one. My WW

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  25. Wonderful spring colours and textures, very painterly. Your city looks beautiful, Merisi.

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    1. Thank you!
      It is a beautiful city, indeed, this new hometown of mine.

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  26. Beautiful photos, Merisi!

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  27. It's nice to see the trees starting to bloom. The wet sidewalks really make your photos extra special.

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    1. I literally run outside while waiting for my food, to catch the sun in beetween spring showers! ;-)

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