A mild summer night
Friday, May 25, 7.00 pm
Melange with papers and open-faced cheese sandwich
The water glasses
"Für abhandengekommene Garderobe
“Items checked here are done so at your own risk.”
"While the Glory Years may have passed, it is the outside world that has changed and not the Café Hawelka. It still provides a refuge for many artists, writers and musicians"
(From Café Hawelka's website)
"... it must be said that the Viennese coffeehouse is a particular institution which is not comparable to any other in the world. As a matter of fact, it is a democratic club to which admission costs the small price of a cup of coffee. Upon payment of this mite every guest can sit for hours on end, discuss, write, play cards, receive his mail, and, above all, can go through an unlimited number of newspapers and magazines."
Quoted from the English translation
Stefan ZWEIG's "Die Welt von Gestern.
Erinnerungen eines Europäers":
Stefan ZWEIG, The World of Yesterday.
(c) Viking Press 1943
The University of Nebraska Press
Library of Congress Cat.Nr. 43 5821
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