Thursday 31 October 2013

Melk Abbey's Baroque Garden Pavilion
Coffee in Paradise

A Glass of Grüner Veltliner
Somehow fitting, I was not sure
wether I was dead drunk or if
I had gone to heaven

After a leisurely stroll through Melk Abbey's
Baroque "Garden of Paradise"

I had walked up the steps and
entered the garden pavilion

and felt immediately
transported to a realm of dreams

Là, tout n’est qu’ordre et beauté,
Luxe, calme et volupté *

Le monde s’endort
Dans une chaude lumière *

You see, I was so enchanted, it was as if
my thoughts created an autopoietic language

that expressed itself
in cinematic poetry

I will go back, maybe with a set
of cup and saucer more fitting
of coffee in paradise

Photographed 26 June 2013
Garden Pavilion of Melk Abbey's
Baroque Garden of Paradise
Melk, Lower Austria

Images and Text © by Merisi
-> *) Quoted from Baudelaire's Invitation au Voyage
-> Melk Abbey Homepage: Baroque Garden
R e p o s t


  1. What a beautiful place!! I would love to enjoy just about anything there!! Great captures as always, Meris!! Thanks for sharing!!

    1. You would also love the extensive gardens and the gorgeous view: down to the Danube river and the hills beyond, mesmerizing!

  2. Gorgeous. I love how it reflects in the table.

    1. Such a delightful place, indeed!
      I want to go back one day, with times on my hand to take more pictures. ;-)

  3. This is just stunning! I love the reflection in the table. Merisi, your words are as beautiful as the photos!

    1. Thank you, Amy!
      I usually try to have my pictures speak for themselves, but sometimes I just can't refrain from uttering the one or other word. ;-)

  4. WOW, this is sooooo beautiful, I find it difficult to find the right words to use both in English and in my language, Norwegian!

    (PS: You are right the cups could have been different.... )

    1. Yes, it is heavenly there, the gardens also.
      The cups are a bit of a let-down. A big one. ;-)

  5. Visions of supreme delight, each and every one!

  6. I can scarcely believe what I am seeing here. Just amazingly beautiful and wonderfully photographed, yet again.

  7. Heavenly! Was there a harp playing in the background? I thought I could hear it....

  8. Ahh Merisi, after being away for a while doing some of my own traveling, it's been a treat to visit here and sense a bit of what appears heavenly in your pictures and words.


  9. Wow that so lovely., please take us back there again next time you visit!
    Sarah x

  10. The drama and beauty of this place is so wonderful.
    I think I would have worn my camera out taking photos and gotten a crick in my neck from gawking.
    I especially love the ceiling reflection on the table and the one of the wall frieze and floor meet. Pure artistry.

  11. A Cappuccino and a decadent treat here would do me good today ;-)

  12. WOW! What a fabulous place! Your photos are so beautiful!


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