Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Stopping at the ATM, missing the Bus
Little Things of no Importance


Spring Afternoon
Shortly after 5 PM, mid-seventies


Stopping at the ATM,
I missed the bus afterwards


The light was irresistible,
so I pulled out my mobile phone


The air was scented
with lilac fragrance


"Abendlich strahlt der Sonne Auge"
That Rheingold aria came to mind,
while looking up, where, beyond the young leaves,
once upon a time Egon Schiele created masterpieces
in his studio at the top floor:
Vienna, the past always present,
in the most ordinary moments

Photographed 27 April 2015
with my mobile camera
in the 13th District (Hietzing)
Images and Text © by Merisi
Link:
-> "Abendlich strahlt der Sonne Auge" from "Das Rheingold" by Richard Wagner

17 comments:

  1. "Abendlich strahlt der Sonne Auge" -
    Tentative translation: "The sun’s eye resplendent in the evening hour"
    I am sure there's an official one out there, but I was unable to retrieve it.

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  2. Thanks for all this beauty and Strahlen, Merisi.
    And it is good to hear Wagner again.

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  3. Missing the bus was never so much fun!
    Love photos!

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  4. A beautiful look at Spring, Merisi!! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

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  5. Oh Merisi, I can easily see why you found that afternoon light so difficult to resist.

    Good news...I've been back over to check on those Park Avenue tulips and have a new post for you!

    xo

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  6. Hi Merisi, have just been looking back on past spring posts.. divine! I've not been to Vienna and the way my fear of flying is developing I may never :) so it's fantastic to be able to see Vienna through your eyes, merci beaucoup.

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  7. Hi Merisi, have just been looking back on past spring posts.. divine! I've not been to Vienna and the way my fear of flying is developing I may never :) so it's fantastic to be able to see Vienna through your eyes, merci beaucoup.

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  8. Truly the magical hour.
    I could almost smell the fragrance from here.
    Love the shadows and slanted sunlight.

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  9. The leaves are coming out nicely!

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  10. Bad luck for you missing the bus, a bonus for us viewers. The light shing through the leaves is gorgeous.

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  11. Great light indeed, and you take very good photos with your mobile camera!

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  12. James, Williamsburg, VA29 April, 2015

    I'm glad that you missed the bus because you were meant to send us these lovely pictures and smell the scented lilac air a little longer. Ah, spring!

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  13. Absolutely beautiful! And I do love the little green spring leaves on the trees!

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  14. i am so glad you missed the bus ... and took the time to share your afternoon with us!

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  15. The official translation appears to be "At evening the eye of the sun shines"
    Yours is poetic to the max

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    1. Thank you very much, that's so kind of you to look the translation up!
      And thank you the compliment, it means a lot to me.
      Cheers,
      M.

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