Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Early Spring
Viennese Moments

Nestroy Monument

Spring Delight
A spot in the sun

Guard Stone
Form ever follows function?

Photographed 21 February 2015
Images and Text © by Merisi
The monument in front of the yellow house in the top 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


  1. Happy springtime, Merisi, and happy Schanigarten season.
    Here we are having an unseasonable heat wave today, 31 degrees.

  2. I love the fresh morning feeling that you have captured. The morning light is so beautiful!

    Mersad Donko Photography

  3. I do agree with Mersad, Merisi, superb captures as always and I do love the morning light! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

  4. Lovely light that time of day, Merisi!

  5. Very Lovely. I wish we had some of that weather here in Boston. Or, rather, some of that lack of snow. It's 40-something degrees Fahrenheit right now, but there are still snow drifts six and seven feet high. It will be a while before those melt away.

  6. The woman is looking quite statuesque in the sun!


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