Saturday, 18 April 2015

Stormy April Weather
Vienna in Spring

Looking Up
Young leaves and clouds

Photographed 17 April 2015
3rd District

Image and Text © by Merisi
-> City of Vienna Homepage: Schweizergarten:
"The Maria Josefa Park was built in 1903/1904 near the Southern Railroad Station, between the newly constructed Armoury and the old Belvedere Palace. It covers 11.4 hectares and has been redesigned on several occasions; today a road runs through it. In days gone by, this was a railway stockyard, today the park appeals to visitors because of its surprising differences in altitude"
-> Sky Watch Friday: Skies around the World

Friday, 17 April 2015

Enchanted April Evening
Viennese Spring

Palm House
Entrance as seen from
the Albertina

Taking Off
Biker's rest

Book Nook
Conservatory readings

Photographed at the emperor's greenhouse,
built in the early 1900s by Jugenstil architect Friedrich Ohman.
It is now home to a Tropical Butterfly House *
and the Palmenhaus Café *
-> The Emperor's Palm House at Sunset *
-> The Emperor's Greenhouse and Garden *
Repost . Images and Text © by Merisi

* the links are alive!

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Viennese Melange, anyone?
Coffee at McCafé

Viennese Coffee Melange
Served with a glass of water and a rose

Albert-Schweitzer-Gasse 6
Westautobahn exit "Wien-Auhof"

Vetrine filled with sweet Temptations
Lest you think there's only good coffee at McCafés in Austria!
I hear the macarons are brought in from France, and trust me,
they are delicious ;-)

Photographed with my Mobile Phone
Images and Text © by Merisi
-> McCafés in France
-> My readers learned of coffee and macarons at McCafé years ago:
Merisi's McCafé visits since 2010

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Memories of early April
Vienna in Springtime

Looking Up
on a Sunday afternoon
in early April

While waiting
to meet friends,

I decided to take
a walk around the block

This being Vienna,
I heard a silver spoon
against a porcelain cup

Coffee being savoured
on a terrace
under those arches
behind the magnolia
in the early April sun

Photographed 3 April 2011
in the 18th District

Images and Text © by Merisi

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Viennese Spring
It ain't over till the Golden Lady sings

Magnolia Blossoms
At their peak in Klimt's neighborhood

Poster Lady
The Golden Period
A portrait of a lady
reminiscent of Klimt's Adele
announcing the 2015 Life Ball charity event

Cherry Blossoms
Vienna, city of cherry trees,
wherever one walks, there's one in bloom,
for weeks on end, or so it seems

Photographed 13 April 2015
in Hietzing and in Leopoldstadt
Images and Text © by Merisi

-> Life Ball Vienna, biggest charity event in Europe supporting people with HIV or AIDS
-> Golden Adele - Painting by Gustav Klimt
-> "Woman in Gold" Movie trailer

Monday, 13 April 2015

Viennese Moments
Monday Morning Musings

Will there really be a "Morning"?
Is there such a thing as "Day"?
Could I see it from the mountains
If I were as tall as they?

Has it feet like Water lilies?
Has it feathers like a Bird?
Is it brought from famous countries
Of which I have never heard?

Oh some Scholar! Oh some Sailor!
Oh some Wise Men from the skies!
Please to tell a little Pilgrim
Where the place called "Morning" lies!

Emily Dickinson

Images © by Merisi

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Best of Vienna: Mochi's
More than a little Paradise in Leopoldstadt

Coffee with Matcha Crème Brûlée
Mochi not only serves some of Vienna's best food,
coffee and crème brûlée also deserve a top rank -
trust me and my expert companion on that!

Mochi's Garden in the Shade
Japanese fusion food, the Viennese way


Photographed Saturday at lunchtime
11 April 2015
Images and Text © by Merisi

Reservations are a must for a place in the sun on Saturdays:
Call 0043 1 925 13 80, between 3:00 and 5:30 PM
No reservations for lunch Mondays through Fridays, all you need to do is
show up, with a bit of luck and a little patience, you'll not have to wait too long!
Closed on Sundays and Holidays
Homepage -> Mochi Restaurant, Praterstraße 15

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Viennese Moments in Spring
Some of my favorite Things

Göttweiher Gasse
White roses grace an outside table in a small lane lined by one of
renowned architect Joseph Kornhäusl's elegant neoclassical buildings

Brandstätte and Tuchlauben
A bike leaning against a flower planter
outside the venerable Café Korb

Welcome with Tulips
Hollmann Salon at Heiligkreuzerhof


These are only three moments
out of many on a day's walk in downtown Vienna

Photographed 27 March 2015
Images and Text © by Merisi

-> Homepage of Café Korb
-> More black and white photographs at Weekend in Black and White