Le Petite Paris
Doors painted "French pâtisserie pink"
accented with green pine
Christmas door swags
against dusty rose façade -
Who says Vienna's
a stuffy old town?
Christmas Is Over -
In the West!
From where I sit, though,
I can see the East
where Christmas starts today:
Haas & Haas Teahouse
Brightly Coloured Planters
Lit from within
Potted Christmas trees:
I know where I found them,
but forgot the name of the street
Light blue painted bambu,
pink-lavender orchid flowers,
bright green mistletoe branches,
a few of them gilded
Drug store entrance
"Irgendwo im Achten"
in the 8th District
Images and Text
© by Merisi 2010
Orchids and mistletoe -- what a lovely and unexpected combination!ReplyDelete
Oh I love it! I can't get enough of the first image :)ReplyDelete
We too are strolling the streets of Vienna, transported by your beautiful sceneries.ReplyDelete
Merisi - you are no longer a cup of coffee!ReplyDelete
yes, they are an unexpected combination, even though both are epiphytes (oh well, the mistletoe is accused of being a parasite, but if I have read that there are scientists who dispute that assertion now!).
quite unexpected colour, isn't it?
I have to try to visit that place. If I am not mistaken it is something like a coffee-bar, not in the Italian meaning, but more like a night club (they do not open until 6pm), which explains why I haven't set foot in it yet: I am not a night bird!
thank you! :-)
ever heard of Coffee Osmosis?
I may just morph back,
or into something else entirely. ;-)
oh, wonderful photos...ReplyDelete
Beautiful. I love your new profile picture. Happy to meet you finally. You capture the store windows so beautifully. They always tell a story.ReplyDelete
When I see your photos (link through Badger), I'm reminded immediately of my first and only encounter with Vienna at a meeting, long ago, of the Philosophy Department of Unesco... which gave rise to an article that would change my life in certain ways.ReplyDelete
I'm reminded, too, of my friend Gary in Sydney, Australia, former member of the Boys Choir. In our Paddington flat in 1968, whenever we were approaching lovely drunkenness with our guitars, I would pronounce the ritual command: "Gary, sing something sweet and Austrian." And he always did.
I believe that Gary's former Austrian wife Helena Karnolz is now known throughout Australia.
I have references to the above events...
Hints of springtime color are creeping in....it's refreshing to see pink right now!ReplyDelete
What glorious images. I love that pink with just those hints of greenery at the sides. LovelyReplyDelete
I think that I will paint my doors and shutters "French pâtisserie pink." That pink will look marvellous against the white snow!
those pink doors are my absolute favourite!ReplyDelete
Lovely acknowlegement of the Orthodox Christmas. No stuffiness in this series. I like the photographer-at-work portrait too & your new avatar photo.ReplyDelete
You find beauty around every corner, don't you? Just lovely.ReplyDelete