Tuesday 10 June 2014

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

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

Images and Text © by Merisi
R e p o s t

-> *) Quoted from Baudelaire's Invitation au Voyage
-> Melk Abbey Homepage: Baroque Garden


  1. Breathtaking, Merisi!! I do love those soft, pastel colors! Exquisite!! A realm of dreams indeed!! Wonderful captures for the day! Thanks as always for sharing the beauty!!

  2. Astonishing, Merisi! Such a beautiful place.

  3. So lovely. I really like the reflection in the table top.

  4. So beautiful..your photos of this place are extraordinary!

  5. Maybe a repost but hauntingly beautiful!

  6. Always amazed by these ceilings and walls.


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