Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Sachertorte with Schlag, anyone?
Viennese Pastries

Are you being served?
Sacher's outdoor terrace
on a fine October afternoon

Photographed 5 October 2015
Image © by Merisi
D300s, 50 mm
-> Sachertorte @ Wikipedia:
"Sachertorte (German pronunciation: [ˈzaxɐˌtɔʁtə] ( listen)) is a specific type of chocolate cake, or torte, invented by Austrian Franz Sacher in 1832 for Prince Wenzel von Metternich in Vienna, Austria. It is one of the most famous Viennese culinary specialties."

A Golden October Afternoon
Vienna in Autumn

A daughter of the year,
reposing, after dance?

Photographed in the late afternoon
of 5 October 2015 at the Emperor's Palm House
Burggarten, Burgring
© by Merisi

Monday, 5 October 2015

Photomania at the Colosseum
In Search of the Right Exposure

Looking Up
Capturing the Colosseum

Photographed with my mobile camera
30 Settember 2015
© by Merisi
-> photomania (fō″tō-mā′nē-ă) [″ + mania, madness]
1. A psychosis produced by prolonged exposure to intense light.
2. A psychotic desire for light.
Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners

Sunday, 4 October 2015

The Colours of Rome
Viennese Escapes

Golden Hour
Altare della Patria
Piazza Venezia

Looking Up
Walking towards the Aldo Moro Memorial
Via Michelangelo Caetani

Photographed 29 Septembre 2015
Images and Text © by Merisi
-> Altare della Patria
-> Aldo Moro
-> Mersad's Through My Lens
-> NC Sue's Wordless Wednesday

Friday, 2 October 2015

Nel Blu Dipinto di Blu
In the Blue Painted Blue

Nel blu dipinto di blu, felice di stare lassù
In the blue painted blue, happy to be up there
"Volare" by Domenico Modugno

Photographed 1 October 2015 with my mobile phone
at the approach to Vienna International Airport
Image © by Merisi
-> Domenico Modugno, "Volare"
-> Skies from the World over @ Sky Watch Friday

Sunday, 27 September 2015

In Vienna's Botanical Garden
A Golden September Afternoon

Under the Linden Trees
Botanical Garden
of the University of Vienna

Upper Belvedere Palace
View from the
Botanical Garden

Photographed Saturday afternoon, 18 September 2010,
in the Botanical Gardenof the University of Vienna
Rennweg and Joaquingasse, 3rd District
First published 19 September 2010
© by Merisi

Saturday, 26 September 2015

In Need of Comfort Food on a Rainy Day?
Trześniewski to the Rescue!

Where to find refuge on a rainy day in Vienna
when it is either too late or too early for coffee,
but you need a bite to tide you over until mealtime?

Trześniewski to the Rescue!
Heaven-sent hideaway since 1902

Late Morning Snack
Open-faced finger sandwiches
and a Pfiff - all for € 3.20

A Trześniewski Pfiff
0.125 liter equals 4.23 US oz

Trześniewski's Sandwich Parlor
Founded by a Polish immigrant in 1902 and serving
ever since unaussprechlich gute Brötchen,
difficult to pronounce but incredibly good sandwiches,
and not only on rainy days

Photographed 4 June 2013
at Dorotheergasse
Images and Text © by Merisi

Link -> Trześniewski's Homepage with a list of all their locations