Shades of Pink
Roses grace an entryway at Kohlmarkt,
against the gold and verdigris of Michaelertor's cupola.
Do you remember the quaint morning scenes
of yesterday's "Before the Storm" post?
Well, they worked like a charm,
for me, that is.
Like a Gregorian chant's
Syllabic verses forming into arches,
those breakfast scenes along my path
built up a desire to give in,
and join the morning rites.
I began fantasizing
about a perfect cup of coffee,
a few steps down the street!
I had bravely passed at least half a dozen Kaffeehäuser,
and when rounding the corner from Naglergasse to Graben,
literally smelling the coffee at Meinl's outdoor terrace,
I turned straight right,
and headed towards Kohlmarkt.
Rushing by Chanel's Boutique
I gave but a cursory glance at the Little Black Dress,
accompanied by a touch of Tea Rose.
Oh well, tired of white or ivory,
I have worn accessories in that shade of pink
more than a year ago,
and besides, I was in serious get-me-coffee-now
mode by then!
About the only waitress
who can serve you in black and white
with such grace and dignity,
without exuding an air of servility.
What, No Guglhupf?
I eat Guglhupf only at Charlotte's,
or my mother's!
Mile High Cheesecake?
No, thank you,
and no cream filled mille-feuille either!
Pretty to look at,
they are for the faint of heart,
don't you agree?
I nod with a smile.
Melange with Cherry Strudel
where dreams come true!
All of the images above captured
K. u. K Hofzuckerbäcker
CH. DEMEL' S SÖHNE GmbH
The Really Important Stuff
Austria and Switzerland
Results so far:
Switzerland : Czech Republic 0:1
Portugal : Turkey 2:0
Austria : Croatia 0:1
Germany : Poland 2:0
Romania : France 0:0
Netherlands : Azzurri 3:0
Spain : Russia 4:1
Sweden : Greece 2:0
Portugal : Czech Republic 3:1
Turkey : Switzerland 2:1
Croatia : Germany 2:1
Austria : Poland 1:1
Some of the pictures
reveal more Viennese scenes,