Tuesday 2 October 2012

While you were still sleeping
Early Morning at Vienna's Naschmarkt

Wrought Iron Gate
101 Ways to deface
a beautiful Entrance:
#1: Attach a plastic junk mail holder

The Countess is not in yet
Too early to meet Gräfin vom Naschmarkt
Cafe' at Linke Wienzeile

Tomato Vinegar
Meet Gegenbauer's wonderful world
of artisan vinegars

Lunch Hour Promises
White chalk on red board

It can't be long now
Ever seen barstools impatiently waiting?

Waiting for Tiffany
Just in case she'd rather
have a glass of wine and fresh oysters
instead of the same old croissant
Bar di Mar

Photographed in September 2012
Images and Text © by Merisi


  1. Love these!
    Each one tells a story.

  2. Vivid and evocative pictures, as ever dear Merisi.
    So thrilling that you might be heading in this direction soon.
    Do keep me posted so can finally, finally, meet!

  3. These are great, Merisi, I love them and each one does indeed tell a story! Hope your week is off to a great start! Enjoy!

  4. Mmmmm, strudel. Save some for me. Makes me yearn for my Austrian grandmother's strudel. She used to bring some for us every time she visited.

  5. If it's true that Mozart was a bit naughty and loved a good prank (this is how he was portrayed in the movie "Amadeus"), couldn't his ghost just snatch that plastic letter box off the beautiful gate at night?

  6. egads, looks almost like a roll of toilet paper on that top fancy gate.

  7. Why would anyone want to wait for the appearance of anyone else, if they but knew that Merisi was there!

    You do well to encourage me to renew my vintage early bird habits.


  8. These pictures are pristine, as always. Visual poetry.
    The one with the barstools, I want to be sitting there, and have them full of cold beer -- a straw extruding, bent towards my yapper!
    When I was a young 'un, my beer of choice was a [Canadian] brand called Old Vienna.
    Not kidding.
    Ol' V, for short.
    Ahhh... memories....

  9. How interesting, the junk mail holder. It takes away a little of the beauty of the gate but I know it's necessary.

    The tomato vinegar sounds interesting. Hmmm...

  10. Hello Merisi, Love the gate, shame about the junk mail holder, never seen one of those before. Oysters and champange or cafe and cake ... mmmmm hard decision .. depends on what time of day it is . I would have to try all :-)

  11. Thank you for your kind comments!
    A wonderful day to all of you,

  12. "Gräfin vom Naschmarkt" is a tourist scam. They are really bad.


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