Friday 5 November 2010

Autumn in Vienna
A Walk through Volksgarten

Café Meierei

I have yet to find a square mile in Vienna
without a coffee house. One could get
the impression that every time you wish
for coffee - at the slightest onset of desire -
the Viennese Coffee Fairy plants a coffee house
right in front of you.

Theseus Temple

You see no coffee house sign?
Well, the temple is undergoing renovations,
Theseus has been moved to a museum,
what would seem more natural
than opening a coffee house there?
Just send a signed petition
to City Hall!

Fernkorn Fountain
Rose Garden - Volksgarten

No coffee house?
No need to panic:
Café Landtmann is less than five minutes away,
Café Meierei just across the rose beds!

Purple Heather
Empress Elisabeth Memorial Garden

Did you know that Empress Sisi
had coffee for breakfast?
In the imperial palace, of course,
but who knows, she might just have
sneaked out and into Demel's,
indulging in a cup of Viennese melange
in the afternoon!


Images and text
Copyright by Merisi


  1. The heather is my favorite of all! Lovely shots here!

  2. All so beautiful, but the last shot of the purple heather in urns descending is just eye popping.

  3. One day I will visit Vienna for coffee, because you have inspired me to wish for it.

  4. I would so love to try a sampling of your most famous coffee, and sit and chat a while. Have a great weekend Merisi~

  5. Strahlend schöner kann ein Herbsttag kaum sein und die Kaffeepanik braucht bei den guten Informationen gar nicht erst aufzukommen .. ach, ist das schön in Deinem Wien!!!

    ein wunderbares Wochenende für Dich liebe Merisi


  6. I've never seen Heather growing in Australia - it's so pretty.
    And I love those grassy things in the fountain.
    Lovely photos - they make me want to jump up off my chair and rush outside.

  7. You must be very grateful living in such a great city, where something alike is possible.

    Please have a good weekend.

    daily athens

  8. I love the vertical movement in the fountain shot!

  9. I was going to say the first shot was my favourite but then, like Sandi, I saw the image of the heather!

  10. You make me long for coffee in always.

  11. very nice! especially the third one ;)

  12. Amazing pictures, you make dream of the day I will be able to visit your lovely city and drink ALL the coffees!

  13. I love to see fountains, but smell heather! So, I guess the fountain is my fave pic:)

  14. I, too, love the fountain picture best. I don't think I've ever seen a public fountain with water plants growing around it. It's truly gorgeous!


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