Monday, 24 April 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

Charred-Black Peppers and Golden Muskateller
Sometimes she tries to cook

Assortment of Organic Peppers
Charred black under the aegis of Merisi

Note to myself:
Next time, set a timer before pouring
yourself a glass of Tscheppe's Gelber Muskateller wine!
Images and Text © by Merisi

-> Muskateller
Age-old type of vine that was according to the legend already on board of Noah's Ark. In the 16th century it belonged to the most mentioned types of vines. Today it is spread all over the world as a specialty.
-> Weingut Andreas TSCHEPPE, Southern Styria, Austria

In the Quiet of the Evening
Viennese Moments

A scoop of Demel's violet ice cream
with hand-whipped cream -
the fruity flavour of the ice cream
and the softness of the unsweetened cream
form a perfect marriage of flavour and texture -
an accidental discovery: I had forgotten to ask
the Demelinerin to please hold the Schlag!

And a bargain, too: € 2.70
Window seat, the quiet atmosphere
of the hour before closing time
and good company included!
Her espresso was € 2.80 and delicious.

Photographed 6 July 2011 at Demel's
Image and Text© by Merisi

A Bright Sunshiny Day
Vienna in Spring

A light exists in spring
Not present on the year
At any other period.
Emily Dickinson

Image © by Merisi

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Planting Summer Flowers
Upper Belvedere Palace Gardens

Gardeners Hard at Work
Planting summer flowers around the reflecting pool
at Prince Eugene's summer residence

Photographed 18 April 2017
© by Merisi

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Sunday Morning in Vienna
Mass with Choir and Orchestra at Augustinian Church

Located at Josefsplatz,
one of the most beautiful squares in Vienna

Founded by Frederick the Handsome in the 14th century,
this official church of the Habsburg court has seen many an imperial wedding -
among others, in 1810 the nuptials of French emperor Napoleon
to the Habsburg princess Marie Luise

Today it is probably best known
for a magnificent white marble sculpture of Antonio Canova
at the tomb of Archduchess Marie Christina,
a beloved daughter of Empress Maria Theresa.
A small crypt with more than four dozen hearts
of the imperial Habsburgs, kept in silver urns,
also seems to attract a fair share of visitors

High mass on Sundays
Heavenly voices of the church choir,
with full orchestra and organs, fill the nave -
if you love musica sacra, this is where you want to be

Photographed Sunday 7 June 2015
Images and Text © by Merisi
-> For regular updates of events, visit the Augustinerkirche Facebook Page
-> Augustinian Church of Vienna at Wikipedia