Thursday 18 June 2009

Viennese Moments

Chacun Cherche Son Chat
Teddy bear's cat has been found!

Click on the image
to watch what happens
when a cat disappears in
le 11e arrondissement de Paris!

Where to Park Your Bike in Vienna?
Under the wristwatches, where else?

For many of us nowadays,
a bicycle is just a bicycle.

In Vittoria De Sica's 1948 film
"The Bicycle Thief" the protagonist
is at risk of not only using his livelyhood,
but also his dignity when his bicycle is stolen.

One of the most heart-breaking scenes - and my favorite one
as far as film photography is concerned -
happens when father and son run after the suspected thief.
Watch how the little boy appears in the frame (at 1:40),
runs under the arc and disappears in the crowd.

Open-faced finger sandwiches,
and we know what's not in any of the
egg-based spreads!

The ingredients list
in Jean-Pierre Jeunet's film "Delicatessen"
appears to be a bit more mysterious!
Click on the image to view the trailer,
here for the exquisite final scene.

Café Hawelka
Coffee service as it should be!
The Hawelka coffee melange
may well be Vienna's finest.

Photographed by Merisi
June 15th, 2009


  1. What a beautiful place and the first shot is fun. Your sunset shots in the post under this one are glorious.

  2. Lovely to see more every day life in Vienna! I've heard of those sandwiches - they sound yummy. And that bike picture was a bit of a mind twister (is that a teeny weeny bike? or are those watches and book oversized?) until I noticed the reflection of the camera.

  3. Your blog is amazing as always Merisi. I could move in here :-)

  4. What a diverse collection of whimsy! (I clicked on the "Chat" photo . . . couldn't follow it at all, but was much amused by the green velvet phone.)

  5. Fascinating. Thank you so much for the lovely comments on my blog.

  6. Thanks for the cinematic respite. I really enjoyed it - especially the Critic's Pick of 'The Bicycle Thief'. Ciao.

  7. LOVE the smiling waiter with the coffee....service with a smile! I agree with Britt-Arnhild.....I could move into your blog and consider myself residing in heaven. Vienna is one of my all-time dream cities!

  8. Another splendid post, Merisi!
    It must be hard to update daily with several (3 or more) images your nice blog.
    Have a great weekend!

  9. Loved the Chat video as well as the photo of the teddy bear and chat on the wall in front of the painting. Photography as art!

  10. ohoohohooho....

    i LOVE how you took me
    all over the place
    via wonderful*linkage!!

    you are so adept at this,
    i must say...


    going back now
    for more yummy open~faced sandwiches...

  11. Love visiting your blog! Always a treasure of photographs! The sunset photos on the previous one are stunning - very pretty and soft!

  12. always enjoy visiting vienna through your blog...and the "Chat" video was cute.
    have a wonderful weekend.

  13. Visiting your blog is like taking a little vacation. This has become one of my favorite places on the entire Internet - and, you know, that's a pretty big place! :o)

  14. Anonymous19 June, 2009

    What wonderful whimsy, Merisi. Loved the cat chat, or the chat chat. You are genius.

  15. Love the idea of folks getting around by bicycles.

  16. Wonderful photos as usual and excellent with the video movie add-ins!

  17. Here i am siting in the Hilton Vienna hotel, looking out into Stadpark. You web site has got me excited about venturing outside. Lovely site. Thank you so much, especially love the roses.



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