Sunday 27 June 2010

Summer in the City:
Midsummer Afternoon in Vienna

Midsummer Afternoon
27 June 2010

© by Merisi


  1. Love the wonderful crooked tree!

  2. Just gorgeous my dear lady!

  3. I am in agreement with V Lane about the beauty of that tree. And also want to praise the clear blue sky, the clear sunlight that shines on all those subtle Viennese neutral colors.

    On a warm, perhaps hot sunny day in late June, what do those folks at the outdoor cafe tables order?

    On any day, any season, I will continue to return here to see your wonderful pictures and words.

    May all your studies have marvelous results.


  4. That tree would make a good infrared photo.

  5. Oh, that tree! Oh, that wonderful entryway! Ahhhh...

  6. It looks like there are no overweight people in Vienna, just svelte, beautiful people!

    I like that crooked tree-- a one-of-a-kind.

  7. Is this chair taken, do you mind if I join you?

    In my dreams of course!

  8. Vicki Lane,
    that tree has been one of my favorites ever since I discovered it in a courtyard not far from St. Stephen's cathedral (only later did I find out that the house behind it belongs to a friend of a DC friend of mine - small world!).

    the day was so sunny and gorgeous, I decided to talk a long walk after lunch. ;-)

  9. Frances,

    from my experience and observation, I'd say that Viennese would order one of the following:

    a Spritzer - half water and half Veltliner, an Austrian white wine

    a "Summer Spritzer" - same as above, only less wine, a quarter wine to three quarters soda water

    a cool beer - neither warm as the English do, nor half frozen as our friends from Down Under nor the American way, ice-cold

    a soda citron- cold soda with a schnapps glass of fresh squeezed lemon juice, no sugar

    ice coffee - a tall glass with 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream, coffee poured over it and topped with whipped cream, "Schlag" as it is called here

    I do not remember seeing ice cubes used.
    American friends notice this phenomenon immediately. I don't miss them.

  10. Cathy,
    oh yes, I have vivid memories of the eerie look of vegetation on infrared photos!

    oh yes, the light was splendid yesterday!

    I agree!

    Cathy said...
    That tree would make a good infrared photo.

    28 June, 2010

    ParisBreakfasts said...
    ah la lumiere! ! !

    28 June, 2010

    ds said...
    Oh, that tree! Oh, that wonderful entryway! Ahhhh...

    28 June, 2010

    one could get that impression, yes. ;-)

  11. acornmoon,
    you are invited to take a seat! :-)
    Dream or reality it may be.


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