Sunday, 6 April 2014

Vienna by Night
Viennese Moments


Palais Ferstel
Freyung Square


Evening Walk
Bognergasse


Fabergé Egg
Sugar gum paste creation
Easter shop window
D e m e l
K. & K. Hofzuckerbäckerei

Kohlmarkt

Photographed 4 April 2014
Images and Text © Merisi

Links:
-> The World of Fabergé
From the Collections of the Moscow Kremlin Museum and the Fersman Mineralogical Museum

Exhibition at the Kunsthistorische Museum Vienna, open until the 18th of May, 2014:
"As part of the 2013–15 Austro-Russian Cultural Season and to celebrate
the 90th anniversary of the commencement of diplomatic ties
between the USSR/Russia and Austria and the 525th anniversary
of the first diplomatic contacts between Moscow and Vienna,
the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna is hosting
a major exhibition showcasing the seminal work
of the foremost Russian jeweller and goldsmith
at the turn of the 20th century: Peter Carl Fabergé (1846–1920)"
-> Under the red awning: Restaurant Zum Schwarzen Kameel - History
-> Pink chairs: AIDA Café

35 comments:

  1. Ship in an egg. Very cool. Beautiful covers

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    1. Both creations are out of this world, the original egg-sized jewel and the sugar confection!

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  2. Colorful, delightful captures, Merisi!! I, too, love the ship in an egg!! Hope you have a great new week! Enjoy!!

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  3. Great shot of the cafe' and that egg= Wow!!!

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  4. Absolutly fabulous evening walk in Vienna! Don't I see my reflection in the shop window?

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    1. Bridget,
      I was back there on Friday night! ;-)

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    2. An irresistibly attractive place!o)

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  5. Wonderful night scenes!
    So glad you enjoyed Grand Budapest Hotel. My husband and I agreed that it will be worth a second or even third visit - visually superb. Apparently filmed mostly in Saxony - where I have never been.

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    1. Could not agree more, "The Grand Budapest Hotel" is such a visual delight and so much fun, one ought to see it a second, even a third.

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  6. Vienna and Paris are two of my favorite places for pastry! They really know how to create fabulously delicious-looking items, don't they? This is remarkable! It is hard to image in has been created with food items. I feel like I've just returned from a brief walk in Vienna! Love reading blogs!!!

    Mary in Oregon

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    1. Thank you, Mary, and glad you felt transported to Vienna!
      Cheers,
      Merisi

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  7. "it has been created" my above statement should have read (!)

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  8. Wow now that is a super Demel window,,,and this is the one in your Ferdinand von Trotta sequence?
    Brilliant to learn about the Faberge exhibition, so looking forward to seeing that.
    Wondertful night pictures.

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    1. This is the "Captain Nemo" reference (even though that was an unhelpful hint for which I apologize: Nemo, after all, did not command a ship, but the Nautilus).
      The Trotta connection has not yet been revealed. ;-)

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    2. I should know by now that by "promising" to publish something in the future I create scheduling troubles, almost inevitably. By virtue of this being a blog -and not a carefully-thought-out website - my daily posts are mostly spur of the moment creations and I do not very well with catching up on promises. :-(

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  9. That second one reminds me of a Van Gogh -- can't remember which one.

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  10. This one http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Vincent_Willem_van_Gogh_015.jpg

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    1. Oh, that is sweet! ;-)

      The pink chair belong to a Viennese institution, the AIDA Cafe, the tables under the red awning are outside the Schwarze Kameel restaurant, another Viennese treasure, going back some 400 years, to 1618 (no typing error).
      I added a link to the restaurant's history at the bottom of the post. ;-)

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  11. That faberge egg particularly is something to behold!

    Beautiful images!

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  12. Wow each of these images has such beautiful colours going on, I could not help be drawn to them. Happy week Merisi~

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    1. I rarely take picture when I am out at night, but was happy to shlep the camera along that particular night.
      Wishing you a great week, too,
      hugs,
      M.

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  13. Even by night it is all pastel and richly gilded. Enchantment abounds!

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  14. Such a magical quality to your photos..
    Evening walk is a dream..that sof pink w/ her coat..the awning..

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    1. Thank you! I love those quiet spring evenings around here.

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  15. Merisi, what magic you found in that Viennese evening!

    Demel and Faberge seem to be a perfect collaboration. Please let us know the size of that ship in bottle masterpiece.

    xo

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    1. Frances, in over 100 hours of work, the Demel confectioners, using glacée and royal icing, have recreated the Fabergé "Memory of Azov" egg. The sugar confection is 80 cm (31,5") long and 60 cm tall (ca. 24") and weighs 50 kg (110 lbs).

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    2. Ooh I could be a tempted to a slice of that ! Amazing work & wonderful pictures.

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    1. juju, those chair belong to AIDA's pastry shop and cafe, decorated in the original 50s style.
      It is a family-owned business, with branches all over the city.

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    1. Getting down and dirty! ;-)

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  18. 7 April 2014
    I amended the post, adding more information about that fabulous Fabergé Easter egg at Demel.

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