Monday, 1 May 2017

Coffee at Gerstner & Schlumberger
Purveyors to the Imperial and Royal Court


Viennese Coffee Mélange
with raspberry tartlet


K. u. K. Hoflieferanten
Gerstner & Schlumberger
Gerstners Café, Confiserie & Finest Shop
Schlumberger Salon & Sparkling Bar
Palais Tedesco
Kärntner Straße 51
Opposite the Vienna State Opera


Images and Text © by Merisi

86 comments:

  1. Ah, wish I were sitting there right now!!! What a delightful way to start a day!! Delightful capture as always, Mersi!! Hope your week is going well!!

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    1. Wished I could take you along, Sylvia!

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  2. That tartlet looks quite tempting!

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    1. The raspberries were divine! ;-)

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  3. Looks divine...beautiful photo!

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  4. Ok - I am coming over to your place. Looks soooo tempting.

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  5. Just lovely! Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  6. Fantastic photo! Makes me want to go there! (Right now!)

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    1. Thank you and yes, I understand your reaction all too well! ;-)

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  7. Wonderful photography and the food looks very delicious and elegantly displayed!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  8. beautiful and tasty still life! Hard to choose, but then I don't need to:)

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  9. Great in B&W, but I still prefer the deep vibrant colours and timber texture of the colour version and that beautiful fading into darkness!
    Thanks for visiting!

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    1. Thank you!
      The effect of color versus black and white is quite interesting, isn't it?

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  10. Exquisite pictures with excellent light! I like both versions!

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  11. The black and white shot is amazing!

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  12. Beautiful pictures, that's lovely light falling on the table

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  13. Stunning! Elegant! The color shot is vibrant and wonderful and delicious - brings my focus to the food, the tastes. The black and white shot leaves me appreciating the elegance and care of the setting...the light and mood of the shot are so inviting. Thanks so much for linking up!

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    1. Thank you, love your comment!

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  14. Really like that second shot-lovely lighting and composition.

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  15. James, Williamsburg, VA30 April, 2015

    Did all the raspberry colored upholstery influence your tartlet choice in any way? Merisi, the lighting in the
    first photo is sublime and I'm sure the raspberries were too.

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    1. That's a good question!
      Honestly, the subconscious mind did all the work. ;-)
      In fact, I often notice only when I look at the picture later that somehow I have captured details that I was not necessarily aware of when pushing the shutter.

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  16. i knew better than to read this post on an empty coffee-less tummy .. but it was not just a tease for my tastebuds it was a feast for my eyes

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    1. Thank you, fearless Daryl! :-)

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  17. The Viennese Coffee Mélange with raspberry tartlet looks absolutely divine! The photo could be in a magazine.

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  18. Two beautifully elegant images Merisi and one incroyably scrumptious looking tart :)

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  19. Two beautifully elegant images Merisi and one incroyably scrumptious looking tart :)

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  20. Merisi, what a charming and cosy corner you've shown us. And the coffee and pastry has already been ordered. Thank you!

    I do like the black and white still life version. It has the quality of a mezzontint, a printing technique I once aspired to mastering.

    (That political billboard in the previous post is a real attention getter. Will it gather votes, too?)

    xo
    P.S. Hoping you've been able to see those Park Ave. tulip pictures.

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    1. Dear Frances,
      yes, I managed to head over to your blog and follow you an your walk! Thank you so much of thinking of me when the Park Avenue tulips are appearing for their glorious spring show!
      You are amazing, mezzotints are such a difficult craft to learn.
      Regarding the political poster: who knows? It may rally the troops for the election in the fall.

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  21. So calm and serene. Your B & W would make Edward Weston say well done.

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    1. Thank you, Jim, for this magnanimous compliment!
      I remember the lecture about Edward Weston's Pepper #30 as if it had happened yesterday (yes, I did my time in black and white film photography, even developing and printing).

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  22. I agree with Jim Egerton.
    But I also like the other two images.
    A very nice posting.

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  23. What a lovely place...would love sit there with a cup of coffee!
    Warm hug,
    Titti

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    1. Who knows, one fine day? ;-)

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  24. Oh, those wonderful upholstery fabrics! And a tempting raspberry tart. Yumm!

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    1. I love how the interior reflects traditional decor with just the right hint of modernity. It's all in all a very inviting place. The high ceilings and tall windows offer a view of the opera house across the street, glorious!

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  25. Raspberry tart, raspberry chair! What an elegant room!

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  26. Fabulous pictures, I like the first one in colour. It has such a timeless quality and the warmth of the light make for a really wonderful picture...

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  27. I definitely should have spent more time enjoying pastries and coffee in fabulous cafes while in Vienna, instead of roaming the streets like a typical tourist! Next time......

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    1. I always empathise with tourists who only have a few days to explore.

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  28. Beautiful photographs! Oh... how I wish I could be there!

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    1. Thank you! And I am looking forward to the day you'll come visit!

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  29. Beutiful photographs and what a beautiful place.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, this is a beautiful place, indeed!

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  30. The BLUE image I have seen before, and I love it.
    I also love the colourful corner and the mixture of different art on the walls.

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  31. elegant and tasty ... two of my favorite things!

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  32. Amazing colors and boy do I want that berry pastry. I'll just have to enjoy the photo though. Doc. says no to sugar.. (:0(

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    1. Thank you!
      I love plain yogurt and raspberries. Would that be a good alternative for you, too?
      Hugs, M. xox

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  33. Raspberry tart, raspberry chairs! Love the color and B/W versions - stunning!

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  34. I knew it was a bad idea to look back at all your gorgeous food shots Merisi.. I'm sitting in bed, about to go to sleep and now all I can think about is food.. will have to dream about it instead 😊😊

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    1. Wishing you sweet dreams, they have no calories! ;-)

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  35. What a beautiful colour picture. You have framed perfectly. I love it.

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  36. Amazing pictures. First one I'd call 'Perfect Afternoon'. Yummy...

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    1. Thank you, love your title! :-)

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  37. Excellent composition Merisi, perfectly executed!

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  38. Lovely place and that tartlet is making me hungry!

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    1. Thank you, Lois, imagine having to walk by there and not being tempted! ;-)

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