Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Viennese Moments


Louis Vuitton

After the Rain
In front of St. Stephen's Cathedral

Photographed 4 March 2015
Images and Text © by Merisi

Moving right along?
Viennese Encounters

The King
Reigning over a quiet lane

A Guard Stone
Medieval wheel guard

Raspberry Chocolate Temptation
This one stops you in your tracks

Images and Text © by Merisi
"A guard stone, or chasse-roue, is a projecting metal, concrete,
or stone exterior architectural element located at the corner
and/or foot of gates, portes-cochères, garage entries,
and walls to prevent damage from vehicle tires and wheels"
Quoted from Guard Stone @ Wikipedia:

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Lunch Hour at Prince Eugene's
Gardens of the Belvedere

Waiting for Spring
Less than three weeks,
and it will be official

In the Menagerie Garden
Adjacent to the Upper Belvedere Palace

Photographed 3 March 2015
Western gate and Menagerie garden
of Prince Eugene's Upper Belvedere
3rd District

Images and Text © by Merisi
-> Homepage of the Belvedere: Palaces and Gardens

Monday, 2 March 2015

Vienna's Spring starts early
Schanigarten Season has officially begun!

Outdoor's where the Action is
As of yesterday, the first of March,
tables and chairs are back on public sidewalks
outside Viennese cafés and restaurants

Kleines Café
© by Merisi
-> About Schanigarten at Wikipedia:
Schanigarten is the Austro-Bavarian term for tables and chairs set up on the sidewalk in front of eating and drinking places. Unlike normal beer gardens (Gastgärten), the customers actually sit on public property.

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Unclassified Close Encounters
Viennese Moments in Time

Looking Up
Walking along narrow medieval streets

Moving right along
in a narrow lane
that never sees the sun

Street Shoes
Shooting the breeze


Photographed February 2015
Images and Text © by Merisi

Friday, 27 February 2015

Spotting Angels
Heiligenkreuzer Hof

Looking Up
On an overcast day

Angels watching
over a courtyard

or getting ready
to walk on

Photographed at Heiligenkreuzer Hof
Baroque angels in a quiet haven in the Inner City -
the courtyard of the Abbey of the Holy Cross
dates back to the early 12th century
Images and Text © by Merisi
-> The Singing Monks of Heiligenkreuz @ Youtube
-> About "The Singing Monks of Heiligenkreuz" at The Vienna Review

Thursday, 26 February 2015

The End of an Affair
Viennese Moments

A little bread—a crust—a crumb—
A little trust—a demijohn—
Can keep the soul alive—
Not portly, mind! but breathing—warm—
Conscious—as old Napoleon,
The night before the Crown!

A modest lot—A fame petite—
A brief Campaign of sting and sweet
Is plenty! Is enough!
A Sailor's business is the shore!
A Soldier's—balls! Who asketh more,
Must seek the neighboring life!

Emily Dickinson

Death by Chocolate
at Hollmann Salon
Image © by Merisi