Tuesday 2 March 2010

Of White Chicks and Chocolate Ducks,
Palazzo Grassi and Magenta Poodles,
Rose-Hued Primroses and
Hot Designer Stripes

Meringue Peeps
and Chocolate Duckies
K.u. K Hofzuckerbäcker
Demel Royal and Imperial Confectioners

Magenta Poodle
Palazzo Grassi
Canal Grande
Venice 2007

in a shop window
with blouses

Sonia Rykiel Collection
at H&M today in a former venerable
Viennese temple of elegance -
Southampton, Palm Beach,
New York, Wien, Berlin, Karlsbad, Prag
” -
at Vienna's Graben

All pictures
photographed by Merisi today,
except Jeff Koons' poodle
which miraculously multiplied
since she captured it way back in 2007


  1. A color riot! And a beautiful primrose!

  2. I think spring is in the air........in Austria at least!

  3. You had me at 'chicks' kid. I knew peeps would be in there. Were you here in DC for the first annual Peeps contest held by the WPost? A sister was going to enter it with me this year & backed out. So I'm not gonna win this year. I'm already planning an elaborate scenario for next year. Thanks for the inspiration.

    ciao bella

  4. Very pretty colors. I love seeing the meringue peeps and the primroses always make my heart happy in the spring.

  5. Beautiful shots ... and, oh my, the picture of the primroses is breathtaking!

  6. Well, from these pictures Merisi, it looks as if winter is on the run.

    I love all the images ... but somehow keep being drawn back to the wonders of Demel's. I am loyal!

    I also applaud your reference to Rikiel, via H&M, taking over a renowned space. Thus it is over the globe. Wish we could invite Darwin over for a melange at Demel's. Gosh, if it comes to it, I wish that I could sample that coffee.


  7. so cool, but I'm partial to the little peeps!

  8. All of these are splendid! But that first scene...wow! What a display!

  9. I'm dying over that first photo. Those colors! And the multiplied Koons' is fabulous. What an uplifting way to end my evening. Thanks...as always.


  10. Yes please! i love it all, you have such a gift of seeing, thank you so much for sharing!
    ♥ lori

  11. fl Gattina Giulia:
    You bet, the Washington Post Peep Contest, of course I am familiar with it - looked at the past years' winners just the other day!

    Thank you all for your kind comments,
    I really, really read and enjoy them all,
    if only I had more time to answer each and every single one and visit your blogs more frequently.
    Alas, tomorrow school starts, and I am all jittery,
    just like on my first day of elementary school!

    A wonderful day to all of you,

  12. You just regaled me a feast of colour today. My palate feels grateful for this invasion of hues. But my favourite photo was the last one. I am a cyclist and I love that dark marble grey. :-)

    Greetings from London.

  13. The primrose is my favorite photo. Thanks for sharing.


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