Saturday, 1 October 2016

Off the Beaten Path on a September Afternoon
Botanical Garden of the University of Vienna

Talking a Detour
Walking from Schwarzenbergplatz
towards the Upper Belvedere Palace

Through the Botanical Garden
of the University of Vienna

Which rans parallel to the gardens
that connect the Upper and the Lower Belvedere palaces

Photographed on the late afternoon
of 29 September 2016 with my mobile phone's camera

Images and Text © by Merisi

Friday, 30 September 2016

Vienna off the Beaten Path
Side Entrances of Schwarzenberg Palais

Autumn Afternoon

Leaving the Schwarzenberg Grounds
Prinz-Eugen.Strasse and Schwarzenbergplatz

Another Door
In deeper shade than the first one

Photographed with my mobile phone camer
on the afternoon of 29 September 2016
Images and Text © by Merisi

Palais Schwarzenberg in Vienna

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Otto Wagner Stadtbahn Pavilion
Looking Up at Karlsplatz Metro Station

Looking Up at Karlsplatz U4 Station
Walking from the metro station
towards the Musikverein at Akademiestrasse

Photographed the morning of 27 September 2016
Images and Text © by Merisi
Wien.Info: Otto Wagner's Stadtbahn Pavilions

Coffee, anyone?
Kleiner Brauner at Café Gloriette

Single Espresso with Milk
Served the Viennese Way, on a silvery tray
with a glass of water, topped by a downturned spoon

Photographed at Café Gloriette
Gardens of Schönbrunn
Image and Text © by Merisi

Monday, 26 September 2016

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Into the Viennese Vineyards
Nussdorf at the Cusp of Autumn

A Viennese Sunday Tradition
Taking the tram out to Nussdorf
for a walk in the vineyards

Vineyard hills cover more than 1700 acres
of the outskirts of the Austrian capital

Vienna is the only capital with a significant output
of wine grown and produced within city limits

Walking uphill
past vines and roses

Rows of golden Grüner Veltliner grapes
follow rows of dark blue ones

Is there a chance of rain brewing over the city?
Viennese don't mind and always know where to find the nearest shelter,
usually a Heuriger, a wine tavern, where to restore one's strength with local food and wine

Photographed the afternoon of 13 September 2015
in the vineyards of Vienna's 19th District
Images and Text © by Merisi

Thursday, 22 September 2016

St. Stephen's Cathedral
Looking Up

St. Stephen's Cathedral
Main Entrance and Façade

Photographed with my mobile phone camera
on the afternoon of 21 September 2016
Images and Text © by Merisi

St. Stephen's Cathedral (more commonly known by its German title: Stephansdom) is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vienna and the seat of the Archbishop of Vienna, Christoph Cardinal Schönborn, OP. The current Romanesque and Gothic form of the cathedral, seen today in the Stephansplatz, was largely initiated by Duke Rudolf IV (1339–1365) and stands on the ruins of two earlier churches, the first a parish church consecrated in 1147. The most important religious building in Vienna, St. Stephen's Cathedral has borne witness to many important events in Habsburg and Austrian history and has, with its multi-coloured tile roof, become one of the city's most recognizable symbols.

The church was dedicated to St. Stephen, also the patron of the bishop's cathedral in Passau, and so was oriented toward the sunrise on his feast day of 26 December, as the position stood in the year that construction began. Built of limestone, the cathedral is 107 metres (351 ft) long, 40 metres (130 ft) wide, and 136 metres (446 ft) tall at its highest point. Over the centuries, soot and other forms of air pollution accumulating on the church have given it a black colour, but recent restoration projects have again returned some portions of the building to its original white
Quoted from Wikipedia: St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna