Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Viennese Coffee Melange, anyone?
The Grumpy Waiter is but a Tall Tale

A cup of coffee
served the Viennese way,
with a glass of water
and a downturned spoon
on a silvery tray

I invite you
to join me, sit down,

a friendly waiter is already
on his way to take your order

Café Hawelka


Almost seven years
of drinking coffee in Vienna,
and I have yet to encounter
a grumpy Viennese waiter.
Signed: Merisi, June 2012
Still my opinion, 26 July 2017 :-)

Images and Text © by Merisi
50mm lens

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Vienna off the Beaten Path
Or Is It? Coffee's Included, No Matter What

One of the smallest coffee houses -
if not "the" smallest - of Vienna

Oh là là, a Love Affair
My friend, the no coffee please C,
here in Vienna, she fell for it,
lock, stock, and barrel

Down Under
Where biped meets
one-legged table

Images and Text © by Merisi

-> Kleines Café with Merisi
-> Café Sperl with Merisi
-> Café "Zucker und Fett" in the 2nd District

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Evening in Heiligenstadt
Glimpses of Beethoven's Summer Home

Open Window

Heiligenstädter Kirche
St. James’s Church

Beethoven Memorial
In the courtyard adjacent to the church

Photographed 13 July 2017
in Heiligenstadt, 19th District

Images and Text © by Merisi

Monday, 17 July 2017

Viennese Escapes
Sunflowers near Wiener Neustadt

Sunflower Fields
South of Wiener Neustadt
An hour's drive from Vienna
in Lower Austria
Image © by Merisi

Monday Morning Blues
True Viennese Moments

Sniffing something New
The difference between
curiosity and inquisitiveness?

Send in the clowns?

Monday Morning Pipe Dream
All my bags are packed
I'm ready to go

Photographed on Kohlmarkt
within seconds of each other,
looking up first, then down,
on the 26th of June, 2014

Images and Text © by Merisi

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Morning at Wolfgangsee
Viennese Escapes: Salzkammergut

Morning at the Lake
The sun breaks through the rising fog

alighting on the dancing ripples
of the still night blue lake

The first liner passes through the blue,
in its wake, the day.


Photographed on a beautiful morning
in August 2016, at Wolfgangsee

Images and Text © by Merisi

Minoritenplatz to Herrengasse
Summer Morning in Vienna

Atlantes guarding a palais entrance

The Minorites Church at the
bottom of Leopold-Figl-Gasse

View from Herrengasse towards
Am Hof and Freyung Squares

Photographed Saturday Morning
11 July 2015

Images and Text © by Merisi

Friday, 14 July 2017

Coffee and Rhubarb Strudel
A Demel Sunday Morning

Sunday Morning at Demel
A Viennese coffee melange
with rhubarb strudel

Photographed at Demel Pâtisserie Café
Kohlmarkt 14
Image © by Merisi
Link: Homepage of Demel Pâtisserie Café

Thursday, 13 July 2017

In Mochi's Garden in the Shade
Viennese Summer, and the Living Is Easy

A Summer's Day
"A something in a summer's Day
As slow her flambeaux burn away
Which solemnizes me"
Emily Dickinson

Summer Pleasures
There is something about lunch
in tree-shaded Mochi's garden
that energizes me even
on the hottest summer day

Remember my Quest
to find a grumpy Viennese waiter?
Forget about it! After all my time
of living and wining and coffee drinking in Vienna,
I suggest this is but a bit of lore

Nestroy Monument

Photographed with my mobile phone
15 July 2014 at lunchtime
along Praterstrasse and Mochi Restaurant
in Leopoldstadt, Vienna's 2nd District
© by Merisi

-> A something in a summer's Day by Emily Dickinson
-> Mochi Grill and Sushi
-> Merisi's Leopoldstadt and Praterstrasse
-> 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."

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Strauchgasse to Heidenschuss
Viennese Moments

Walking to the Kunstforum
Strauchgasse towards Heidenschuss and Freyung

Photographed 11 July 2015
Image and Text © by Merisi

Monday, 10 July 2017

Stormy Weather

19th District

Image © by Merisi
-> The Leopoldsberg:
425 m, 1,394 ft) is perhaps Vienna’s most famous hill, towering over the Danube and the city.
Leopoldberg’s most prominent landmark is the church which stands at the top,
and which is clearly visible from Vienna below. Construction of the Leopoldsberg Church,
dedicated to Saint Leopold, began in 1679; an expansion following a design by Antonio Beduzzi
was undertaken 1718–30. (Source: Wikipedia)

Sunday, 9 July 2017

The Art of Weekend Lunch
Viennese Moments

Handwritten Menu
So many choices!

Carpaccio di manzo e sardine;
terrina di fegatini di pollo; zuppa di pesce

Alla Romana

Punta di Petto di Manzo in Umido
With shallots and whipped potatoes

Torta al cioccolato e rabarbaro

Photographed at Restaurant Wetter
Payergasse 13 (Yppenplatz)
16th District (Ottokring)

Images and Text © by Merisi

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Morning in the City
Viennese Moments

Frühstück im Grünen
Al fresco breakfast
Café Dommayer
13th District

Morning Light
Walking to the tram stop

Die Bim
Viennese tram

Tourist and Art
Keep on moving

Images and Text © by Merisi

Friday, 7 July 2017

Saturday Morning at Yppenplatz
Relaxing after Shopping at the Farmers Market

Watching the World Pass By
After shopping at the weekly Farmers Market,
relaxing the Viennese Way
Yppen Platz

Photographed 24 June 2017
Image and Text © by Merisi

Thursday, 6 July 2017

School of the Piarists
Mozart in the City of Vienna

School of the Piarists
It is through this portal -
leading up from the square in front of the church of Maria Treu -
that the eldest son of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart stepped through
many times when he went to school here in the 1790s.
Every time I walk by I imagine Wolfgang Amadeus waiting
by those steps to pick up his son.
So far, I have missed him, but who knows,
one fine day ... I keep on looking.

Image and Text © by Merisi

Saturday, 1 July 2017