Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Bakery Hotel Daniel: Undercover Coffeehouse
Comfort and Cosmopolitan Style


The Art of Living
Giving yourself permission

to live in the moment,
to pause and face yourself,

before quietly
slipping out the backdoor
to visit "The Kiss"


The Bakery at Hotel Daniel-
a stone's throw from the south gate of The Upper Belvedere's Palace,
home to Gustav Klimt's "The Kiss"
Landstrasser Gürtel
3rd District
Images and Text © by Merisi

30 comments:

  1. At least the weather has cooled down some. I'll be heading right by there later today. Curious coincidences.

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    1. A curious incident of coffee in the afternoon, up Belvedere heights? ;-)

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  2. "To pause and face yourself" really resonates with me right now. Thank you for coming by today, I wonder when I've been on a break if anyone will come back. You made me smile :)
    Have a lovely Wednesday.

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  3. Can you recommend the Bakery? It´s on my list since the hotel has opened...

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    1. Vreni,
      I have been there a couple of times for lunch, and I like the place (and not only because the British cook there has an expansive repertory of authentic Indian food, among others). Not to forget the best Porterhouse steak this side of the Atlantic, as I have heard. ;-)

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  4. I really like lacy iron gates.

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    1. Oh yes, there's something special about iron lace.

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  5. Great post for the day, Merisi! I love the words
    "to live in the moment,
    to pause and face yourself" A great reminder! Hope your week is going well!

    Sylvia

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    1. Thank you, same to you! :-)

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  6. Am so jealous that our daughter will get to Vienna before we do!
    She arrives Tuesday but for one night only. Maybe we will ALL get together when the show opens in the fall of 2013.
    Yours was one of the first blogs I ever followed and still one of my top favorites!
    Glad you enjoyed my beach pics!

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    1. I remember well when Maryam introduced us!
      I keep all fingers crossed for a meeting here.

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  7. The Kiss would be even sweeter after this chocolate cake :-).

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  8. I should come back to Vienna and meet both you and Vreni at the Bakery... or, you should come to Paris next time I am there!

    Bises,
    Genie

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    1. Have bag, will travel .... ;-)

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  9. Yes, so important to live in the moment.

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  10. I love your elegant coffeehouse shots. The Upper Belvedere's Palace looks quite regal. It is a good thing sometimes to "face yourself" and do some self-analyzing.

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    1. Thank you! :-)
      Prince Eugene's summer palace is a jewel.

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  11. Love the photos...have to ask: Does the table in the first shot say, "Fort Worth"?

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    1. Not Forth Worth, but something about being "optimistic" (need to check that! *smile*).

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  12. The art of living so perfectly expressed in your words and pictures! Vienna really does contemporary style coffee houses every bit as well as the traditional.

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    1. Thank you, Karen!
      Thank goodness, Vienna has some great contemporary venues!

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  13. Ahh! The Kiss. Our local village cafe bar in Italy has a Klimt theme on the walls. Must go and photograph it sometime... To visit Vienna would be a dream come true... However, must live in the moment... I like the angle on the first photo. I wonder how you got it?

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    1. I stood on my toes, something like that, trying not to be to conspicuous. ;-)
      Looking forward to see the interior of your coffee bar!

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  14. Anonymous12 July, 2012

    I leave on Sunday for seven weeks of Vienna, staying with my nephew! My sister is flying out today. We'll stop in at this coffee shop when we're seeing the Belevedere. Thanks for the blogging about it.

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    1. Dear A.,
      I think that is a wonderful idea, lunch would also be great there.
      Btw, I never blog about places which I don't like, meaning, whenever I mention a place, I would send my friends there too.
      Enjoy your stay in Vienna,
      Merisi

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  15. That is why we all follow you Marisa ... Why would you tell us about the places you don't like .. WHEN you have sooooo many fabulous places for us to go.. and if we need advice I am sure that you would help us .. :-)

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    1. Thank you, Anne, you nailed it! ;-)
      Life's way too short to dwell on unpleasantries.

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