Sunday, 5 July 2015

The Art of Sunday Lunch
Summer in Vienna

Sunday Lunch
Sometimes, the invitation
is not to travel but to an outdoor lunch
"Là, tout n'est qu'ordre et beauté,
Luxe, calme et volupté"
Charles Baudelaire

© by Merisi

Friday, 3 July 2015

Is it the Dog Days of Summer already?
Under the Viennese Sun

Feeling the Heat
Hound, exhausted

Heading towards Shade
And not midsummer yet!

Tourist Conference
90°F and still so much to see

Congregation of Tourists

A few Blocks downhill
Two-wheelers and more pedestrians

Cold Relieve
A welcome thirst quencher
made with sparkling water
and fresh lemon juice:
Viennese Soda Citron
Naturally sugar free ;-)

Photographed 7 June 2014
Copyright by Merisi

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

The Baroque Orangery of Schönbrunn
What lies beyond the Fence

Schönbrunn's Orangery
Standing on tiptoe, looking over the fence
at the roof of the orangery and the swelling clouds beyond,
lit by the late afternoon sun of a beautiful midsummer day

Photographed 22 June 2015 at 5:00:15 PM
Image and Text © by Merisi
"As far back as the time of the dowager empress Wilhelmine Amalie an orangery garden was established at Schönbrunn which included a hothouse for overwintering the tender citrus trees. In 1754 Franz I Stephan instigated the building of the Orangery by Nicola Pacassi, probably to designs by Nicolas Jadot. One hundred and eighty-nine metres long and ten metres wide, the Schönbrunn Orangery is one of the two largest Baroque orangeries in the world the other being at Versailles"
-> Quoted from the homepage of Schloss Schönbrunn: Orangery
50mm lens

Monday, 29 June 2015

Schönbrunn Palace Gardens
What lies beyond the Fence

Schönbrunn Gardens in Midsummer
Standing on tiptoe,
looking at the world beyond the fence

Photographed 22 June 2015
Image and Text © by Merisi

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Hofburg Imperial Palace
Sunday Morning at St. Michael's Gate

Early Morning Scene
Detail of the Power at Sea fountain,
and St. Michael's Gate with its verdigris dome

St. Michael's Square
Power at Land fountain
The fountains, flanking St. Michael's Gate,
were created in 1895 by Austrian sculptor Rudolf Ritter von Weyr

Michaelertor - St. Michael's Gate
St. Michael's Wing of the Imperial Palace

Photographed Sunday Morning
of 7 June 2015 Images © by Merisi

-> "The St. Michael's Wing was also planned by Joseph Emanuel Fischer von Erlach, and it serves as the connection between the Winter Riding School and the Imperial Chancellery Wing. However, because the old Imperial Theatre (Burgtheater) stood in the way, these plans remained unrealized until Ferdinand Kirschner built the wing from 1889 to 1893, utilizing a slightly altered plan." (Hofburg - Imperial Palace at Wikipedia)
-> More images of Merisi's Michaelerplatz
50mm lens