Window with Rhododendron
What are you looking for?
Kristian's Monasteri Restaurant
is tempting you!
This being an equal opportunity blog,
here the same scene again!
When you are done looking,
I would suggest to stop
for breakfast at Café Kandinsky.
Tables like this one are not uncommon,
here you run into a serious risk
of whiling away your whole morning!
Something like 101 different varieties
of Staud's heavenly-tasting
lie in wait for you - the sweet beginnings of more such
slow food for a leisurely breakfast.
I have yet to find out
why in the world anybody would think
that "Slow Food" was invented in Italy!
Italy of all places is where they
have "bars" where they scan your coffee-IQ
- (what with the "Bon giorno, dottoressa!") -
that secret code trasmitted immediately to the automatic coffee maker
as soon as your shadow slinks through the door frame,
all meant to expedite your stay at the counter
down to mere seconds!
was not "invented" in Vienna either,
there simply was no need to,
are by definition
a celebration of slowness
in the best sense of the word:
taking more time than is usual or necessary,
not moving too quickly, but proceeding at a
(That old saying about "words not hurting" does not always apply,
especially not in Vienna,
where "fast" and "speed" should be used
with the utmost care only -
they are best left to traffic reporters
and disk jockeys!)
Photographed by Merisi
Lerchenfelder Strasse to Neubaugasse Durchhaus *)
Saturday, May 23, 2009
*) Durchhaus: Austrian for a passage way
through one or more buildings -
The Lerchenfelder Durchhaus
cuts through a whole city block.
View of the Durchhaus
from the entrance
at Lerchenfelder Strasse
Don't forget your bike!