of two or more agents or forces
so that their combined effect is greater
than the sum of their individual effects."
This is a definition of synergy,
according to answersdotcom,
but could well stand as a description
of Vienna's Annagasse.
Look at this beautiful façade,
venerated for the "Blue Carp" -
"Zum Blauen Karpfen" -,
yes, the beauty of this façade alone
would send you swooning,
but it is the interaction of all of the buildings
along this street that make you
want to never stop looking up.
Supplies are being delivered
in the early morning
to the merchants, restaurants and hotels
along my favorite Viennese street.
I imagine someone having breakfast -
big cups of Viennese Melange coffee! -
behind the sheer half-drawn balloon shades
of this bay window.
of the house with the bay window,
at Annagasse 4,
the so-called Kremsmünsterhof,
erected around 1600.
Its 1660/1680s façade
has only recently been uncovered
and restored to its former beauty.
It almost hurts,
each and every time
my time is up.
You feel the same?
Would it be of comfort
if I assure you that
I have more images
to share with you?
in the early morning hours
of July 29, 2009
Photographs and Text © by Merisi