School of the Piarists
It is through this portal - leading up from
the square in front of the church of Maria Treu -
that the eldest son of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
must have stepped through many times
when he went to school here in the 1790s.
Every time I walk by
I imagine Wolfgang Amadeus waiting
by those steps to pick up his son.
I have missed him,
but who knows,
one fine day ...
I keep on looking
Maria Treu Church Square
To the left, again the school entrance,
under the old chestnut trees to the right,
the outdoor tables of two restaurants
beckon to sit down and enjoy
the feeling of being transported
to some southern land -
one of those magical places in Vienna
where you turn a corner and suddenly
are not sure anymore whether you
are now in Italy.
That feeling still takes me
by surprise, its intensity
something I'll never get used to.
a glimpse of the white painted façade
of one of Vienna's most beautiful Baroque churches,
the Piarist Church of Maria Treu,
while under the trees
restaurant patrons enjoy
among other delicacies,
what is in my opinion Vienna's
best pizza, an authentic Italian one
from the wood fired pizza oven
of Sestante restaurant
Lingering a bit more
in the evening light,
brewed from coffee beans roasted in Venice,
the shadows slowly encroaching on the church square,
the waning Golden Hour painting the sky in the bluest blue,
before ceding to the Blue Hour and then night falls,
Photographed 19 August 2010
Jodok Fink Platz in Josefstadt
Images and Text © by Merisi
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Beautiful images and your text is wonderful. Walking past the School of Piarists and thinking those thoughts of what it must have been like before is priceless!ReplyDelete
Enjoy your day Merisi.
Love these. That pink buggy absolutely nails it in the first shot.ReplyDelete
The contrast between the ancient doorway and the pink stroller is perfect in your first photo.ReplyDelete
Quite an entrance in that first shot!ReplyDelete
These photos make me want to pack my bags and be right there.ReplyDelete
The stroller in front of the Church is a prize picture.
Cafe' in the evening looks just about perfect.
Oops...Caffe', either spelling it looks delicious.Delete
beautiful impressions !!!ReplyDelete