Friday 21 August 2009

Viennese Summer

Operetta Rose
"Operetta is a genre of light opera,
light in terms both of music and subject matter
." *)

Viennese Iced Coffee
Pour a double shot of hot espresso over
two scoops of vanilla ice cream
in a tall glass.
Top with whipped cream.

Soda Citron
Soda water, lemon juice, a slice of lemon.
No sugar!
Unrestrained enthusiasm
caught in a glass

More Soda Water
bubbling away

Bubbles and Burbling
Yes, Mungo Jerry,
in the summertime,
when the wheather's right,
you got lemon soda on your mind!

All drinks served
yesterday afternoon at
Café Landtmann
Dr. Karl Lueger-Ring 4
Next to Burgtheater,
(Rose Garden!), and
City Hall

White Roses
Cool whites
from the city's Rose Garden.


*) From Wikipedia,
the free encyclopedia

Photographed by Merisi
Summer 2008


  1. The first shot of that lovely rose looks to be dusted with rouge powder...sublime.

  2. I am enchanted by the speckled rose!
    (and have just about settled on a Nikon D90 with 18-200 VR lens. Getting up my nerve to spend the money.)

  3. I'll take one of those espressos over ice cream! Mmm.

    Yes, he really did find a lovely vintage wrench! Pretty lines...a work of art. :^)

  4. Ah Merisi, on this hot August evening in New York, how refreshing to browse through these deliciously refreshing Viennese recipes.

    And then. You quote Mungo Jerry, and I am transported in my own private time machine to sometime in the early 1970's. There are not that many other folks who still know that song. Or am I wrong. xo

  5. How beautiful is that rose!!? Just stunning!

  6. Ah! Soda and lemon or lime is the summer drink of choice at this ranch!

  7. I love that Operetta Rose. The drinks are not shabby either.

  8. the summer in Vienna is such a wonderful thing!

  9. The blush is on the roses like autumn is in our breezes here....
    lovely pictures!

  10. I might try making myself one of those iced coffees tomorrow. How decadent!

    I can almost smell those roses . . . umm.


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