Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Painting the Sky
Viennese Autumn Sunset

A Viennese Autumn Sunset
21 October 2016, 5:05:50 PM
One of those evenings where the sky lights up
for a few moments, painting everything in magenta and gold.

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As the Crow flies
Morning in the City

As the Crow flies
Viennese Hooded Crow
flying into the morning fog
8:00:36 AM

I'm nobody! Who are you?
Are you nobody, too?
Then there's a pair of us -- don't tell!
They'd banish -- you know!

How dreary to be somebody!
How public like a frog
To tell one's name the livelong day
To an admiring bog!

Emily Dickinson

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Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Children at Play
Viennese Moments

Children at Play
Early Saturday afternoon,
after the farmers market closed
Yppenplatz, 16th District (Ottakring)

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Monday, 24 October 2016

Sassy Sunflower Café
Dreaming of Cherokee, North Carolina

Sassy Sunflowers
Bakery & Café
1655 Acquoni Road
Cherokee, NC

Great coffee, peanut butter pie to dream of,
delicious pastries, breads, soups, and sandwiches
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R e p o s t

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Vienna waits for you
Viennese Golden Moments

Shop Window
On my mind, Klimt's Kiss

Demel Salons
Echos of a Gilded Age

Kleines Café
A midsummer afternoon

Images and Text © by Merisi

I really love this interview, Billy Joel's reflections about Vienna touched my heart.
He nailed what I love about this city (and he also sings his beautiful "Vienna waits for you" song):
-> Billy Joel, Why Vienna?
-> Gustav Klimt's "The Kiss" at the Upper Belvedere
-> History of Demel Pâtisserie Café, Kohlmarkt 14
-> Original trailer of Carol Reed's 1949 film, with Orson Welles, The Third Man

Friday, 21 October 2016

Morning in the City

Supremacy at Sea Fountain
Created in 1895 by Austrian sculptor Rudolf Ritter von Weyr
St. Michael's Square

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