Saturday 3 August 2013

Vienna Blue Summer
And The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Billowy Clouds
in blue sky

Lost in Reading
The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Heavenly Food
of oceans deep and blue

Photographed at and around
Mochi Grill and Sushi Restaurant
Praterstraße 15
Phone 0043 1 925 13 80
2nd District, Leopodlstadt
Images & Text © by Merisi

1 - Contemporary building in Leopoldstadt
Wished I knew its name!
2 - Reading Neil Gaiman, "The Ocean at the End of the Lane"
Neil Gaiman's own Journal gives you all the links to professional reviews
I recommend my friend's, -> Vicki Lane & The Ocean at the End of the Lane
3 - Mochi Grill and Sushi Restaurant:
My new favorite place to eat!
I have been back several times since my first visit a few months ago.
It has been a pleasure each and every time (I am tempted to quote Baudelaire):
Friendly (actually an understatement) waiters -
love their stylish charcoal aprons -
and great food out of a kitchen staffed by, yes, cheerful cooks.
Right now I am addicted to their soft-shell crab dish, and the spicy salmon,
both pictured above. There are tough times ahead, though, my friends,
Mochi takes a short summer break from the 12th though the 19th of August.


  1. Ooooo
    Would LOVE to read that book
    They read it on book-at-bedtime
    Sky is yum too
    Vienna gets top rating as one of the more livable cities in Monocle
    Copenhagen is #1
    Paris is #14
    NYC didnt make the list haha

    1. Once it has made the rounds in my family, I can mail you Neil's book!

      I have not heard about Monocle, but according to Mercer's, Vienna is the best place to live, number one in the world, and that four years in a row. I can see why, after 8 years of living here (and I am NOT Viennese and moved here from two also very beautiful, albeit much larger cities).

  2. simply beautifully captured shots...lovely!

  3. Ah, how will you survive the closure of this wonderful eatery??
    I'm loving your images of summer in Vienna! And thanks for the book recommendation - an author I've wanted to try out and now definitely will!

    1. It's going to be rough going, Karen! I will have to go and flirt with some old loves, or such. ;-)

      I had never read anything by Neil Gaiman when I met him by chance at a Library of Congress book fair. I few kids were standing in line, with stacks of books, and that made me curious. I talked to him and he was so incredibly friendly, I simply had to go read his books afterwards. Best new author encounter ever! ;-)

    2. Here is a link to Neil's journal ->Neil Gaiman's Journal. Addictive. ;-)

  4. It would be nice to see that lost in reading lady reading a Gramlich novel.:)

  5. Lovely and delightful captures for the day, Merisi!! Always good to see people enjoying a good book! Have a wonderful weekend!!

  6. How will you survive?? (:0)
    It will make returning that much sweeter.
    I think I need to get lost in reading and shut the world out for a while.

  7. Tough times ahead indeed Merisi ..... must check out Gaimans book.

    "Adelaide and Beyond"

  8. Thank you all!
    Wishing you a wonderful Sunday, in a nice cool spot with everything you wish for,


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