Friday, 6 June 2014

Weekend with Cell Phone
Viennese Moments


Morning
bright and early


Park Hotel
Schönbrunn


Schönbrunn
In the garden


Poppies
in the park


Peonies
on edge


Roses
Schönbrunn Palace


Pink Chairs
Aida Café


Viennese Coffee
Capri Torte and Red Currant slice


Courtyard
Café Aida


Lavender
Karlsplatz


Outdoor Tables
Restaurant Heuer


Walking by
Demel's shop window
Kohlmarkt

Photographed with my Cell Phone
Images and Text © by Merisi

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16 comments:

  1. This was my first attempt at taking pictures with a cell phone.
    Your guess which ones were "accidents" ;-)

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  2. None of them look accidental : full of charm, clarity anf colour.
    Love the poppies (Brits big on D - Day memorial thoughts) and the Demel window.

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    1. Last night, as I read an article about the meeting of certain heads of state in Paris on this solemn anniversary, I thought of one of the soldiers who was among the very first to land on Omaha Beach. He and a mate road on bicycles over a bridge nearby, on a reconnaissance mission. The way he told it, they were live, but fast moving bait to lure the Germans who were hiding on the other side of the bridge. When the Germans started shooting, the Allied troops were able to pinpoint the Germans' hideout. The soldiers on bike survived. One of them was originally from Vienna, who as a boy escaped on one of the last trains out of Austria into Switzerland and from there on to England, where he trained as a soldier.

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    2. Once, upon listening to him about life in Vienna in the 1930s, and hearing about the indignities and outright maltreatment he and his family had suffered, I dared to ask him why they did not leave earlier for safer shores. I shall never forget his answer: His parents were victims of the inability to fathom that injustice would win in the long run.

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    3. I found this record of his oral history interview at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: Peter Masters (né Peter Arany), born February 5, 1922, in Vienna, Austria

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  3. All these pictures are beautiful!
    I don't know which I like the most...

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  4. Very professional looking though. Is it an iphone? I ask because apparently you can use the volume button on the side as the shutter button which might make it easier to handle. Mine is not an iphone and I find it awkward pushing on the button.

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    1. Sandy,
      it is an iPhone, yes (a birthday gift). I confess I used that button because I have not yet figured out how to take a pictures otherwise.That little devil of a cell phone is way over my head, I should read the instruction booklet! ;-)
      I love the spontaneity in images shot by MAC (Masters of the Cell Phone - hello, Elizabeth in New York!), but by golly, my photography sure is more intuitive when I use my "complicated" camera on manual.

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    2. Two masters of iPhone photography, my friends Elizabeth in New York and Corey in Provence - pure joy to look at their creativity!

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    3. Oopsie, I forget the links: my friends
      Elizabeth in New York and Corey in Provence

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  5. Is it strange that I feel compelled to play tic tac toe?

    Beautiful shots, and those desserts are to die for!

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    1. That was one of the "accidental" shots! ;-)

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  6. Gorgeous. What a fun idea and set.

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    1. Somehow I don't think I would have photographed the same scenes with a proper camera.
      There's something strangely compelling about a cell phone lens.

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  7. Well, for first attempts these were outstanding!
    Thank you, thank you for your kind words.

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