Tuesday, 22 July 2014

The Mocca Club at Wienzeile
Remembrance of Things Past


Once upon a time


there was this beautiful place
where they brewed really good coffee -


a favorite hang-out
not only of students from
the nearby Vienna Technical University


Turkish coffee and other delights, now only a memory -
this happens even in Vienna where time's supposed to stand still

“Remembrance of things past
is not necessarily the remembrance
of things as they were.”
Marcel Proust

Photographed 8 August 2009
Images and Text © by Merisi

27 comments:

  1. Looks a treat !

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    1. It was, I loved the place!

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  2. Great way to start a day!! A treat it is indeed, Merisi! Hope your week is going well!!

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    1. Thank you, Sylvia,
      a wonderful week to you, too! :-)

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  3. You had me at coffee. I love your food and drink photography. It's always so inviting.

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  4. What a great way to start the day...beautiful pictures too!
    Have a sunny week,
    Titti

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

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  5. One of the old reviews gives some of the flavor - the red, green and white teas and 'heaven for lovers'. The photos show a whiff of Biedermeier. I'd have loved it.

    "Dutzende verschiedene Sorten an Kaffee, Grünen-, Roten- oder Weißen Tee standen zur Auswahl, ein Paradies für den Liebhaber..."

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    1. It was an extraordinary place, it had so much charm and outstanding coffee.
      I felt sad when I realized it's gone.

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  6. Merisi, this remembrance made me happy. As you know, I am also one who likes exploring the currency of now, but honors the beauty of memories.

    xo

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    1. It had been such a beautiful place, I felt a need to say good-bye,

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  7. That treat looks delicious!

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  8. What a lovely memory. Things as they were or things as we remember them. In this case, it is all good.

    Bises,
    Genie

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    1. It had a bit, no, quite a lot of Baudelaire's "là, tout n'est qu'ordre et beauté,
      Luxe, calme et volupté."

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  9. I think coffee houses in general make us reminisce - maybe it's just me!
    x

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    1. When I am in Italy, even with all that great coffee there, after a few days, I start missing the Viennese coffee houses.

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  10. Wow - arresting photos and arresting thoughts in one post. Great combination!

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  11. mmmmmmmm! Great memory!

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  12. Sharing your coffee with us is so generous

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  13. Oh jaaa die Wiener Kaffeehauskultur ist schön....

    Viele, viele Liebe Grüße
    Tina

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  14. Sometimes I wish things could stay the way I remember them...but they don't.... Michelle

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  15. Always sad to see places shutter up :( And then always interesting to see what replaces them.

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