One of the first addresses I went in search of
when I moved to Vienna was this quaint, narrow lane.
I knew about the place from Thomas Bernhard
mentioning it in "Wittgenstein's Nephew":
... my relations with Paul, which began at
our friend Irena's apartment in Blumenstockgasse ...
A few more steps and we'd be back
Daffodils and Willow Catkins
Stephensplatz and Churhausgasse
Fink - finch
schmieren - deface
The urge to deface public spaces
seems to know no reason or cure -
I rather pity the poor innocent finch!
Only steps from the defaced wall,
a gentleman in blue, washing windows
Photographed March 2012
Images and Text © by Merisi