Sunday, 11 November 2018

Remembrance of Things Past
Café Drechsler Is But A Dream Now

There is magic

in playing to be alone

in public

Photographed in May 2010 at Café Drechsler
Corner of Linke Wienzeile and Girardigasse
6th District, next to Naschmarkt
A-1060 Vienna Images and Text © by Merisi
Images and Text Copyright by Merisi

- -> I am so proud to have been invited to select this month's theme for City Daily Photo's Theme Day Gallery.
May I invite all of you to head on over and see what's going on in coffee places around the world?
Please follow the link -> City Daily Photo Theme Day: Scene from a Coffee House
- -> Café Drechsler Homepage:
"In 2007 the doors of this coffee house jewel along Vienna’s Wienzeile-Street re-opened. After careful remodeling by Conran & Partners, Cafe Drechsler now presents itself as a café in 21st century style.
As such it continues the tradition that began with Engelbert Drechsler’s family in 1919 – to be a traditional meeting place for guests who appreciate typical coffee house specialties, classical Viennese coffee house cuisine with seasonal accents, and a relaxed atmosphere day or night."

Monday, 1 October 2018

Good Morning from Vienna!
Guarding Schönbrunn's Gloriette

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.

Image and Text © by Merisi

Sunday, 23 September 2018

Autumn Walked Right In
Change of Season

Rose Hips

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Thou comest, Autumn, heralded by the rain,
With banners, by great gales incessant fanned,
Brighter than brightest silks of Samarcand,
And stately oxen harnessed to thy wain!
Thou standest, like imperial Charlemagne,
Upon thy bridge of gold; thy royal hand
Outstretched with benedictions o'er the land,
Blessing the farms through all thy vast domain!
Thy shield is the red harvest moon, suspended
So long beneath the heaven's o'er-hanging eaves;
Thy steps are by the farmer's prayers attended;
Like flames upon an altar shine the sheaves;
And, following thee, in thy ovation splendid,
Thine almoner, the wind, scatters the golden leaves!

Image © by Merisi

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Summer's Lease
Hath All Too Short a Date

Early Morning
The sun slowly eats away the shadows of the night
Schönbrunn Park, 13th District

Image and Text © by Merisi

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

September Foliage and Art
Christian Ludwig Attersee's "Adam" Mosaic

Nature and Art
September foliage and Christian Ludwig Attersee's "Adam" mosaic
The Gerngross Department Store Façade
Mariahilfer Strasse
6th District (Mariahilf)

Image and Text © by Merisi