Again. Day and night.
People heading home
or in search of the perfect place
to while away the evening
I bet coffee houses
have been invented
because of all that snow
Where else is a wanderer to find refuge
on a cold winter night?
in the company of other forlorn souls
The Grey Mozarthaus
I know, it appears more lavender
than grey, but that is the magic
of evening falling in Vienna.
What that gentleman is reading,
there, at the cornerstone,
is everboydy's guess, though
the better you'll feel
Kleines Café, at Franiskanerplatz,
a good place to begin an evening out in Vienna
You change venue,
step closer to heaven,
something along that line
there are more creatures of the night
out on the town, albeit in a shop window
As you walk deeper into the night,
More questions than answers.
What did you expect?
After all, this is the city of Freud!
9 February 2013
50mm FX lens
Images and Text © by Merisi
-> Before Sunrise, trailer
-> Vermischte Warenhandlung & Bookstore
-> Cafe Alt Wien
-> Café Diglas, Wollzeile
Delightful captures, Merisi, as always and such a fun walk around Vienna!! A great way to put the gray and cold of winter in a hidden corner of the mind!! Have a lovely weekend, stay warm!!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Sylvia!Delete
Wishing you a wonderful start of the new week,
Merisi, I do thank you for treating us to this posts and it predecessors, showing mystery, beauty, elegance and warmth as snow invites Viennese folks to come outdoors or to find another embrace indoors.ReplyDelete
We might have a little bit of snow in New York tomorrow, but somehow, I think I'd have to search a long time to see here what you show us from there.
Oh my goodness, Merisi. I have a case of the moveable s. (I meant to type "to this post and its predecessors.)ReplyDelete
You are welcome, Francis!Delete
And no worry, all is right and understood. :-)
Merisi, what a beautiful evening tour in Vienna. So "warm" the third and the fourth image! Beautiful the Mozarthaus.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for these wonderful images of Vienna at night! Visiting one of these cozy coffeehouses would be perfect right now! You know that I loved seeing the dolls and stuffed teddies in the shop window as well! And I love that you included the trailer of "Before Sunset"! I will admit to you that watching that movie for the first time, it was really the first time that Vienna had caught my attention and I thought "I have to go there someday"! Are you excited about the release of "Before Midnight"? I am!
Betty, when I watched the movie for the first time, back in DC, I had not the slightest idea of where all those places in the movie were. Now I recognize many of them. ;-)Delete
I miss winters like this - although I still eat the cake and drink the coffee!ReplyDelete
Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne
I know that feeling, Stewart. And, honestly, slogging through those long dreary winter months, I long all too often for be far away, somewhere warm. ;-)Delete
What a feast for the eyes!ReplyDelete
I could never be forlorn in these warm cafes
I agree, you not only walk in, you move right in, body and soul taken care of.Delete
Oh how delighted I was to just take this stroll with you, such magical beauty and each image provokes wonderful imagination. Happy weekend~ReplyDelete
Thank you, and I hope you weekend was a wonderful one!Delete
i'm pleased to join you your walk around Vienna...probably the only way I'll see it. The cafes and dessert look divine!ReplyDelete
Who knows, one day, perchance?Delete
Such small and intimate places.ReplyDelete
True, they are small, indeed. And then again, they expand somehow. Or so it seems.Delete
Those look such delightful places to escape the winter cold and that cake looks amazing!ReplyDelete
I tasted the cake, really delicious!Delete
Brrr, all that snow. I really love the Grey Mozarthus photo! And those two sitting at the table in the Old Vienna Cafe look like they are "somebody" if you know what I mean.ReplyDelete
These were some very sweet and cool in a nice way guys who played along with me taking a picture. ;-)Delete
Now, that's a lot of snow falling on the top shot! Beautiful set of photos.ReplyDelete
We've had enough snow, to share with the world. Care for any? ;-)Delete
More questions than answers, that's for sure.ReplyDelete
The photos are lovely even if they make me shiver in the snow.
I really love the coziness of the various cafes you show . They make me want some of that delicious coffee and special dessert.
Coffee, dessert, a friend or a couple of newspapers, all there for you!Delete
I love all your pictures!ReplyDelete
From the white to the darkness, first outside then inside,
of course , this is a city of Freud ..and that of Arthur Schnitzler(I remember 'Traumnovelle "and "eyes wide shut")
I could not agree more, Miss Yves! :-)Delete
I love the red cups with the red glazed cake... the red lampshades over the red chairs... the red curtains and velvet cafe benches... that girl in the cafe looks like Kate Winslet!ReplyDelete
The red velvety curtains are my favorites, oozing comfort and warmth.Delete
The red cake certainly matches the cups. Good picture of the snow, so often is just looks misty. A very pretty delicate evening scene too.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Barbara!Delete
And I was grateful for my friend to have chosen a color-coordinated cake. ;-)
It does indeed seem a magical evening. And you're probably right about the invention of cafes.ReplyDelete
An evening of coffeehouses instead of bar hopping! ;-)Delete
And they are homes away from home, indeed.
I'm savouring every image. Love the different perspectives from the street looking across at the cafe. Those elegant stone ball bollardsReplyDelete
are so fitting for such a beautiful city.