flying to the market.
It is going to be
a rainy market day.
braves the elements
watching a pot of hot soup.
in front of St. Gertrud's church
and golden leaves
and pink roses
blooming in a crevisse
"Apples from Granada"
Poetic translation of "pomegranate",
instead of the more
prosaic sounding Granatapfel.
Red pepper wreath
what else would one
expect in Vienna,
Kutschkergasse & Währingerstrasse
Monday through Freitag
6am to 6.30pm
6am to 2pm
for other visits
Lovely quotidienne pictures today!ReplyDelete
And a Pomie actually costs a tad less in NYC!?
But yours tastes better I bet...
As far as I have observed, Kutchker market is the place to go if you are looking for excellent quality and not so much at the price. My impression is you get good value for your money. I love the Austrian rarities and specialties you can obtain there, and the kindness of the people, who come from all corners of Europe.ReplyDelete
Don't you love the Nashi pears in their little coats?ReplyDelete
Now, tell me - are you a pomegranate fan? I mean to eat?
Don't you think they are the stupidest fruit invented?
They are all seed!
It's a lot of effort for not much reward!
They do look really cozy in their white styrofoam coats! I know them as Asian pears from back in Washington, but have never bought them in Vienna. Their size is so much smaller from the ones I knew.ReplyDelete
I buy pomegranate for their beautiful colour and look. At the end of winter I always have a large collection of all sizes of dried pomegranates. :-)
Slicing them open to get at their seeds sounds so cruel to me. ;-)
How beautifully wintery everything looks.ReplyDelete
How one dreams of hot chocolate.
I love visiting Vienna in your blog.
December 6th was the Feast of St. Nicholas.
the note above was me
Elizabeth in Marrakech
Hahaha, I love freefallings comment that "pomegranates are the stupidest fruit ever invented", very funny! But they are so pretty!ReplyDelete
LOVE the pictures :)
PS: I forgot to say how much I love the dog longingly looking out the window. (I think he's a Golden Retriever and not a Lab, by the way. But, shh, I won't tell anyone ;)ReplyDelete
PPS: I just noticed that there are a lot of posts missing pictures! Could it be that you make a draft, then later copy the contents in a new post, then delete the original draft and with it all the beautiful pictures?
Ok, I think I am done posting now.
Those birds in the top picture are surely the ubiquitous town pigeons?ReplyDelete
I missed out on blogging about San Nicholas. Blogspot was a bit too spotty on that day, wouldn't let me post.
Sure, that is "Lady", isn't her? I intended writing "Golden Retriever", don't know what happened. I shall correct it.
You will have to please explain in more detail how pictures saved and copied from the "draft" folder go awol!
All I know is that these are birds and that they can fly. ;-)))
That fruit and veg looks simply delicious!ReplyDelete
I loved the dog too - don't care what kind of dog -presumably the kind that likes FOOD!!!ReplyDelete
I love the red pepper wreath photo. I thought that was George Clooney, and sure enough you said it was! I also really like the pomegrenateReplyDelete
and pink roses photo.
I love that "accidental" wreath of chillies.ReplyDelete
Pomegranates are Grenades in French. Can cause many misunderstandings at border posts.
The fruits and vegetables are so inviting, one has to be careful not to buy too much. ;-)
Catharina is right, it is a Golden Retriever, of course. I know that, my fingers apparently not. :-)
Truth is, the dog was looking in the other direction first, only when he noticed my camera, did he turn around. ;-)
George Clooney is all over town (and TV too), with ads for Nespresso. Apparently he was even here, when the opened a mega-sized Nespresso store here. The store runs half a block, incredible how much much there is in these tiny tin-foiled coffee tabs. Nespresso seems set to become the Tiffany's of the golden coffee trade, I suppose. ;-)
I should have asked the vendor, if he had noticed what he had created.
Funny how even the meaning of the name of a lowly fruit can vary so much. I always thought that in German the name may derive from the semi-precious "granat" stone, but now I am not so sure anymore: It could be used as a "Granate" after all. :-)
Despite the gloomy weather, it all looks lovely through your lens!ReplyDelete
Beautiful, yummy post. I love the pomegranates juxtaposed against the roses. The clusters of chilies. The orderly rows of persimmons... Lovely market.ReplyDelete
I love all these shots. It's good to be the early bird. ;-)ReplyDelete
There was barely any reflected light, but with so many colorful displays, one can't but enjoy a market like this.
Tara, these markets are like little escapes for the soul, aren't they?
Oh yes, and especially if the people are so sweet to throw the coffee machine on to indulge you (not talking about having GClooney smile at you when you turn the corner to leave). :-)