Viennese Horse Drawn Carriage
Latern on a horse drawn carriage,
turning the corner from Herrengasse
Notice the cut class and the etched Imperial crown,
a carriage with beautiful details all over.
Almost New York
Sky high Cheesecake and Caffé Latte
Served at Vienna's Demel
This is Scheiber's Genußhandlung,
really a vinothèque, masquerading as delicatessen,
at 11 Teinfaltstrasse, only a
a few steps from City Hall and Vienna's National Theater, the Burgtheater.
Imagine, stepping out from your office at City Hall,
you too would rather tell your collegues
that you are going to savour a tasty morsel over at the deli
than admitting that you are indulging yourself,
with a glass of wine or two,
and perchance maybe an olive.
Let Them Eat Soccer Balls
Austria's National Soccer Team is set to face
the German team during the European Football Championship next month
The Austrian team did not have to qualify
for this year's games,
but is allowed to participate by virtue of being the co-host,
together with Switzerland
(a mixed blessing at best -
it seems they did not qualify
for any of the previous championships).
While the Germans are worried about catching
the measles during their stay in Austria,
the Austrians are far more concerned about the
number of goals they will have to take
(nobody's betting on the Austrians winning!).
Rumor has it
that Demel's baking more than 8 million
to better comfort the Nation
after the expected desastrous loss.
The number 60
on the sample ball here
does in no way imply the actual score!
Click on the above image,
if you are an optimist.
Soon, the soccer balls
will start flying.
This is one of the twin mascots
of the European Soccer Championship 2008,
to be held, among other cities, in Vienna.
that guy is made of sugar!
Demel's shop window
Zum Schwarzen Kameel
Schanigarten - Sidewalk Café
Life as an endless row
of peony buds,
with crawfish tramezzini and a glass of
Gelber Muskateller wine on the side.
Zum Schwarzen Kameel
and great food.
Akris Austria Boutique
Note to myself:
Add this to my amazon.com wish list!
ist bezaubernd schön!
Click on the image to listen to
Tamino, who's been enchanted by the portrait!
Bike with Irises
Beethoven lived up this path,
at the Pasqualati House
Proof that not everybody's keeping
a beautiful façade!
Seen somewhere around Teinfaltstrasse,
the scene was so boisterous,
I forgot to look for street signs.
Rose Garden and Burgtheater
That's where I headed to,
to stop and smell the roses.