Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Caffè Macchiato in Venice
Drinking Coffee elsewhere

Coffee, anyone?
Caffè macchiato al banco
Espresso at the counter with a bit of milk foam
Canareggio, Venice

Image and Text © by Merisi

Easing into Rush Hour
Viennese Moments in Time

Homeward Bound in Style
Fiaker at Ringstrasse and Maria-Theresien-Platz

Taking it the Viennese Way
Why rush anyway?

Angels directing Traffic
Only in Vienna!

Images and Text © by Merisi

Monday, 23 November 2015

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Golden Hour at Schönbrunn's Gloriette
Autumn in Vienna

Schönbrunn's Gloriette
Standing high on the hill behind Schönbrunn Palace,
the Gloriette with its large high-ceilinged center hall and arcaded wings

This graceful folly in all its splendid non-usefulness,
is in my opinion one of the most romantic places in all of Vienna

Photographed on 18 November 2015
Images and Text © by Merisi
"The Gloriette" at Wikipedia

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Gondola, dreaming
Postcards from Venice

Canal Grande, Venice

"... the place is so beautiful that you can't live there without being in love"
Iosif Brodskij (author of "Fondamenta degli Incurabili")

Image © by Merisi

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Into the Blue Hour at Cafè Menagerie
Coffee at Prince Eugene's Belvedere, anyone?

Café Menagerie
A warm welcome at dusk in one
of the most beautiful summer residences ever built

A luxurious refuge
where hushed voices reign

Outside, down Belvedere hill,
the city dressed for the Blue Hour

One last look, from the outside,
then homewards, under the nascent moon

Cafè Menagerie
Upper Belvedere Palace
3rd District

Images and Text © by Merisi

-> Homepage Cafè Menagerie, Upper Belvedere Palace
-> Wikipedia: Prince Eugene's Belvedere Summer Residence