Saturday, 21 January 2017

Morning by the Fountain
Viennese Moments

Some mornings
leave you feeling like Atlas
carrying the weight
of the world,
when that simple
"splash of water on the face" *
turns out to be a torrent instead
and you feel as if you'll never again be
"buzzing around the house on espresso" *

when your Muse
has a hard time inspiring you

leaving you
with nothing but an amphora
of plain water
to wash away

the bitterness
you felt
while sipping your espresso
this morning

Photographed on the morning of 11 May 2010
at the fountain in front of the Austrian Parliament
and at Demel's, Kohlmarkt
Originally published 11 May 2010
Images and text © by Merisi

* My own poem, the lines "splash of water on the face" and "buzzing around the house on espresso"
reflect the beloved "Morning" poem by Billy Collins

Friday, 20 January 2017

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Frühstück für Zwei
Breakfast for Two at Demel

Breakfast for Two
D e m e l K. & K. Hofzuckerbäckerei
Royal and Imperial Confectioners
Kohlmarkt 14

Image and Text © by Merisi

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Viennese Moments

Magenta Sunrise
Bathing the world in color,
if only for a few seconds

Photographed 27 December 2016, 7:48:41 AM
© by Merisi

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Coffee, anyone?
Schönbergers Caffè Bar

Viennese Coffee Melange
A quick coffee break, shared with a friend

Photographed 13 January 2017
Schönbergers Caffé Bar at Wiedner Hauptstraße 40
Wieden (4h District)

Image and Text © by Merisi

-> Schönbergers Caffè Bar in Wieden

A Little Night Music
Pachelbel's Canon in D

Church of San Maurizio
Artemio Versari Collection
Venice, Italy

"If music be the food of love, play on"

Photographed 9 October 2011
Image © by Merisi

-> Pachelbel Canon in D Minor in the original version:
Performed on original instruments by San Francisco Early Music Ensemble Voices of Music. Featuring Katherine Kyme, Carla Moore & Cynthia Freivogel, baroque violin; Tanya Tomkins, baroque cello, Hanneke van Proosdij, baroque organ; David Tayler, theorbo.

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Once upon a Time
Alfred Loos Interior of Café Museum

Cafè Museum
The café on an afternoon in February 2009, the mirror reflecting
the reconstructed original 1899 design by architect Alfred Loos,
one of the fathers of the Classic Modern School of Architecture

Photographed 18 February 2009
Image and Text © by Merisi

-> More about the history of Café Museum at Wikipedia