Friday, 2 July 2010

Coffee, Anyone?


A Viennese Melange
A bit blurry, but
It just so happened
that I couldn't focus
before I had
that cup of coffee

It is a historic cup of coffee,
photographed on the morning
of June 30, 2010 -
the last day before
Café Hawelka
went smoke free


I sincerely hope
that all those people
who think nothing of barging
into that precious Kaffeehaus
taking pictures,
and then walking out again
without having at least
a cup of coffee there,
have a change of heart
and sit down to better enjoy
the atmosphere and
some very good coffee,
to support what is a business
with people's livelyhoods depending on it

After all,
it is not easy
being smoke free
in Vienna!

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Café Hawelka
Dorotheergasse
Vienna
© 2010 by Merisi



13 comments:

  1. I'd love a cup right now, if it were possible. Instead of which, I'll just salivate in anticipation...

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  2. Slowly but surely, it seems that much of the world is finally making the switch to non-smoking. I am happy about that!

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  3. Leaping Lizards! Cafe Hawelka smoke free! That is fabulous news.

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  4. Yes, pleeeease!

    Ciao Merisina

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  5. I'd have a coffee and another -- just to linger in that smoke-free atmosphere.

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  6. I'm enjoying that top image--looks good enough to paint, oui?

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  7. That is such a good point!

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  8. Thank you all for your kind comments!

    Charles Gramlich,
    I'd call her a "Ye Olde Smokey" ;-)

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  9. Thank you Merisi; no sugar.

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  10. Ah well; even if I can no longer enjoy my Leichte Brun cigars in the Hawelka, I will still be delighted to pop in. Hawelka is a venerable institution, superb service,warm welcome and possibly the premier melange in the city.
    Seems like I have a good excuse to road test more kaffehaus than usual later this year (to find the smoky ones!).
    Great picture Merisi !

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  11. I can assure you that I had a long glass of sparkling water when I took my photos yesterday... I stayed there for two hours. I amazed we didn't overlap!! How are we going to meet while I am in the city?

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  12. Coffee photo as usual is so tempting, Merisi.

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