Monday, 15 June 2009

Viennese Icons: Café Hawelka and Lipizzan Horses


"While the Glory Years may have passed,
it is the outside world that has changed
and not the Café Hawelka
." *



"It still provides a refuge for many artists,
writers and musicians
" *

Photographed today by Merisi:
Coffee Melange at Café Hawelka
Dorotheergasse
Lipizzan Horses
of the Spanish Riding School
at the Imperial Stables
Reitschulgasse

* Quoted from
Café Hawelka's website

15 comments:

  1. I woke up this morning and was completely out of coffee and I've yet to have a cup. Horror of horrors, there are no cafes here like the ones in Vienna.
    The horse photos are exceptional.
    Catherine

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  2. I must try a coffee melange one day. PS - love the coffee spoon self portrait!

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  3. Oh this is so charming to mix pics of this delightful café and horses...
    beautiful as ever...

    i was just drooling over your pics at the market. Fabulous light!

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  4. Hawelka...a classic place for the perfect Wien kaffee.

    Such wonderful pictures, and the Horsey portrait is just stunning !!

    Magnifico

    K.

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  5. It was the dream of my youth to own a Lipizzaner -- I love that the foals are dark at birth and eventually whiten to the very light grey that looks almost white.

    Thanks for the reminder of this old love!

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  6. Now that's exactly how I like my coffee...just swirling with cream...and that's exactly how I like my horses...ready to take sugar and ready to give it!
    Sandi

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  7. Such dreamy horses . . .

    I believe that I need to take some refuge in this cafe!

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  8. Such a lure to your site, Merisi, Viennese coffee and Lippizan horses.

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  9. I just adore your photographs. :)

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  10. I especially like the composition and colour tones of the bottom picture :-)

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  11. Lovely Merisi, I have enjoyed watching the horses in Vienna as well as on tour...they are just too lovely with the bond they have with their riders.

    I can't believe my eyes, the verification word for this comment is 'braten' ???

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  12. The last photo really made me smile. It's as if one of the Lipizzaner's leaned over to kiss his stallmate!

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  13. Nice to find a place that is refuge to many.

    I love the horse photos.

    Paz

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  14. I've seen the Lipizzan stallions perform and they are magnificent!

    Thanks for dropping by my blog yesterday and leaving a sweet comment.

    jane

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  15. Did you create this wunderful melange La Merisi?
    Lipizzaners need cafe too
    And some require schocolate chaud...

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