Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Where Demel Meets Haydn


Crystal Chandelier
From the outside looking in at
Pâtisserie Demel's window display,
with the reflection of a window
of Michaelerhaus across the street.

Michaelerhaus is where the 18 year old Joseph Haydn
moved in 1750, to live there in an attic room
for more than five years.
The former choir boy and budding musician
had to work as valet back then,
to earn a meager living.

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Photographed by Merisi
7 December 2009
at
K.u. K Hofzuckerbäcker
Demel Royal and Imperial Confectioners
CH. DEMEL' S SÖHNE GmbH

Kohlmarkt 14

Images and Text
© by Merisi


19 comments:

  1. That would make a beautiful Christams card...

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  2. That picture is the perfect embodiment of Vienna in the holiday season -- at least, as I imagine it.

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  3. Magnificent! I love the light and the reflections and the grace of this picture.

    Now I can see that there is more to Demel's than marvelous coffee and pastry!

    xo

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  4. very nice, these images over one another...

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  5. Thank you all! :-)


    Vicki Lane,
    I agree, Vicki! :-)


    Frances,
    oh yes, there definitely is, even though the pastries are as good as they get, still.

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  6. Ohhh, that's gorgeous. Looks like a reflection in the air. maybe another world bleeding through into ours.

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  7. Charles,
    it certainly furthers poetic imagination,
    "etheral" is what comes to mind.

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  8. Beautiful, my heart is stirring.

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  9. Nice timing, we went to a Haydn concert on Sunday!

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  10. Very beautiful is all I can say.

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  11. Swooping filagree AND graceful arabesques of crystal drops...and because it's Demel's, one can fill one's eyes and exquisitely stuff a greedy tummy at the same time! It must be one of the most satisyingly beautiful places in the world.

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  12. That photo warms my heart! I love Crystal and gold combinations!xoxo

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  13. Oh my Gopd, this is so delightful!I didn't realise it was Christmas time!

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  14. Thank you all for your kind comments! :-)

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  15. Andre Veloux10 December, 2009

    A was me, Andre, oops.

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