Rainbow over Praterstraße
Lunch hour surprise
Mochi and Ansari Piazza
No, not the official address, only in my family's inner GPS, that is.
We always have a hard time deciding which restaurant to go to,
the Japanese inspired Mochi or to Ansari with the magic Georgian-Lebanese touch.
Sometimes we compromise by first eating to Mochi's and then
sneaking over to Ansari for coffee and dessert, or vice versa
In the background, the "Miethaus zum Jonas",
an 18th Century apartment building
Photographed yesterday during lunch hour
in Leopoldstadt, Vienna's Second District
Praterstraße 15 is located a minute or so as the crow flies
across the Donaukanal from Schwedenplatz in the First District
Images © by Merisi
-> Johann Nepomuk Nestroy (7 December 1801 – 25 May 1862) at Wikipedia:
"Johann Nepomuk Eduard Ambrosius Nestroy .... was a singer, actor and playwright in the popular Austrian tradition of the Biedermeier period and its immediate aftermath. Dubbed the "Austrian Shakespeare", in style he is more comparable to Molière."
About half of Nestroy's works have been revived by the modern German-speaking theatres and many are part and parcel of today's Viennese repertoire. However, few have ever been translated into English. Only one, Einen Jux will er sich machen, has become well known to English-speaking theatregoers. Interestingly, it has become a classic more than once. It was first adapted as Thornton Wilder's The Matchmaker (which later became the musical Hello, Dolly!) and later achieved success as the comic masterpiece On the Razzle, which was translated by Stephen Plaice and adapted by Tom Stoppard."