of heaven and earth
and it is your privilege
to decide which is which!
I collect sky and cloud images
caught with my camera,
often from my window.
and these here are among of my favorites.
The heavenly chocolate-nougat slice
was from Ströck bakery,
at Landstrasse Hauptstrasse 68,
captured at my home, moments
before I delighted my guests with this near-manna
"Heut kumman d'Engerl auf Urlaub nach Wean" -
"Today, angels are vacationing in Vienna"
is a famous Wienerlied. This Viennese song
wonders, among other things, about the reason
tram #38 is so crowded. And in typical Viennese fashion,
the answer lies in the supernatural: Angels are vacationing
in Vienna. Afer all, Vienna's their hometown,
and being true Viennese, they ride on tram 38
out to the Viennese vineyards,
to enjoy a glass of local wine at their favorite Heurigen.
Flourishing imagination, lots of feelings,
a great sense of Wiener Humor and a touch of playful grandeur,
that is Wienerlied for me.
Images and Text © by Merisi
-> "Heut kumman d'Engerl auf Urlaub nach Wien", sang by the beloved Peter Alexander, one of the greatest entertainers out of Vienna, with a great "golden" voice (in the black and white movie with Peter Alexander, the angels on tram 38 are females - their sailor suits probably a loving ribbing of the Wiener Sängerknaben, the Viennese Boys Choir that performs in sailor suits)
-> The same song, performed by Dagmar Koller at Palais Ferstel - following is a medley of more Viennese songs
-> All you want to know about Wienerlieder
-> Ströck Feierabend Bread and Wine, Bakery and Bistrot
-> This week's edition of Sky Watch Friday