Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Viennese Heaven and Earth
Heut' kumman d'Engerl auf Urlaub nach Wean

This is a story
of heaven and earth


and it is your privilege
to decide which is which!



I collect sky and cloud images
caught with my camera,
often from my window.
and these here are among of my favorites.

The heavenly chocolate-nougat slice
was from Ströck bakery,
at Landstrasse Hauptstrasse 68,
captured at my home, moments
before I delighted my guests with this near-manna

"Heut kumman d'Engerl auf Urlaub nach Wean" -
"Today, angels are vacationing in Vienna"
is a famous Wienerlied. This Viennese song
wonders, among other things, about the reason
tram #38 is so crowded. And in typical Viennese fashion,
the answer lies in the supernatural: Angels are vacationing
in Vienna. Afer all, Vienna's their hometown,
and being true Viennese, they ride on tram 38
out to the Viennese vineyards,
to enjoy a glass of local wine at their favorite Heurigen.

Flourishing imagination, lots of feelings,
a great sense of Wiener Humor and a touch of playful grandeur,
that is Wienerlied for me.

Images and Text © by Merisi

Links:
-> "Heut kumman d'Engerl auf Urlaub nach Wien", sang by the beloved Peter Alexander, one of the greatest entertainers out of Vienna, with a great "golden" voice (in the black and white movie with Peter Alexander, the angels on tram 38 are females - their sailor suits probably a loving ribbing of the Wiener Sängerknaben, the Viennese Boys Choir that performs in sailor suits)
-> The same song, performed by Dagmar Koller at Palais Ferstel - following is a medley of more Viennese songs
-> All you want to know about Wienerlieder
-> Ströck Feierabend Bread and Wine, Bakery and Bistrot

38 comments:

  1. Gorgeous sky captures, what a lovely sight! And your dessert looks delicious, YUM! Have a happy day and weekend!

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    1. Thank you! Wishing you a wonderful Sunday evening and a great start into the new week!

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  2. James, Williamsburg, Virginia31 July, 2015

    I definitely vote for the chocolate-nougat slice.

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    1. I'm sure you'll not regret your choice (made by Ströck's French pâtissier, Pierre Reboul, a master of his craft).

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  3. Fabulous cloud pictures Mersis, so dramatic, we should all be lucky enough to have those clouds passing before our windows...and as for the chocolate-nougat slice...OMG..could I have it with hot chocolate please..

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    1. Your wish reminds me of a dessert called "Death by Chocolate" ;-)

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  4. It looks like Heaven is in the sky and also on the plate!

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  5. beautiful sky images. love the beautiful watercolor clouds.

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  6. Wonderful skies, delicious!

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  7. Actually, your images capture heaven above and below! Dine on the dessert and contemplate the skies above...best of both worlds...

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    1. Same idea went through my mind! :-)

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  8. I agree with Mr. Hattman, best of both worlds. The colors in the skies are beautiful, inspiring awe and imagination. Love the drink and the dessert, I would so eat that while watching the clouds. So comforting I'm sure.

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    1. Some days heaven and earth touch in the most unexpected ways!

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  9. wonderful display of colours... simply amazing...
    cheers, Archana - www.drishti.co

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  10. perfect words and delightful photos..I remember all my dolce moments in Vienna and its yummy desserts :)

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  11. Catching up on some blog reading, and a bunch of your posts. The cloud photo is magnificent - looks very spiritual. The chocolate nougat slice is pretty magnificent, too!

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    1. Thank you, Amy! Will take you to the pastry place. ;-)

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  12. Clouds and dessert - yummy!!

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    1. Will bring the sunshine back! :-)

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  13. Love the cloud on top of the coffee. :)

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  14. Ach, Wiener Bliss : Torte, Kaffee, Lieder und Merisi Bilder.
    I am not sure that Vienna has an equivalent for smorgasborde, but postings like today hits the target.

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  15. Oh Merisi, what a divine mixture, or should I saw melange. xo

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    1. Melange hits just the right note, in any which way, isn't it? ;-)

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