Saturday, 23 June 2018

Midsummer in Vienna
Schönbrunn on a Moody Afternoon in June


Summer solstice arrived Thursday with record highs,
but that same evening a cold front brought relieve.


A sea of clouds was still lolling about the day after
when I decided to get off the metro at Schönbrunn station
and take the long way home through Schönbrunn's gardens.


About midway through the park the sun broke through the clouds
casting her magic light, illuminating fountains and trees,
(Notice the small wooden ladder to the left, reaching from the fountain's rim
into the water? It's there for the ducks, to help the fowl reach the water.)

Phone camera images © by Merisi

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Monday, 18 June 2018

Café-Konditorei Zauner in Bad Ischl
Dreaming of drinking Coffee elsewhere



Waking up
300 km from where
you'd thought you'd be
the evening before


The morning sweetened
with rock candy
and brightened by sunshine


A pot of Earl Grey
and what is - for my taste -
the best croissant
in the whole wide world,
Zauner's Ischler Kipferl:
Golden buttery brioche layers
rolled with roasted ground hazelnuts.
Austrian pâtissiers are masters at
this kind of pastry,
Zauner's creation
is one of the best I have ever tasted


Café-Konditorei Zauner
Esplanade
Bad Ischl
Salzkammergut
Upper Austria
Images and Text © by Merisi

Dear Readers,
a repost, and I hope you won't mind, sitting down again,
in this beautiful place, and letting time slip by without looking at the clock.
I repost this particular post because lately I have been particularly nostalgic for a morning visit to Zauner's in Bad Ischl.
I even contemplated getting into the car.
After all, Bad Ischl is but a three hours drive away. ;-)
A wonderful day to all of you, and thank you for taking
this imaginary trip down memory lane with me.
Yours,
Merisi