"... 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."
"The World of Yesterday"
"Die Welt von Gestern.
Erinnerungen eines Europäers"
by Stefan Zweig
© Viking Press 1943
The University of Nebraska Press
© by Merisi 2011
I like when you share with us your photos of Wiener Cafés (and their pastries), élégant cafés of an élégant city... i like !ReplyDelete
Nice week-end in Wien and sweet coffe.
I understand that the coffee houses of Europe played huge roles in the history of most countries.ReplyDelete
No one makes a cup of coffee look as enchanting as you do with your camera.ReplyDelete
That is my favorite picture in all the world bar none!ReplyDelete
Though they can't compete with Viennese coffeehouses, I love walking by the coffee places in our college town and seeing the students, armed with cappuccinos, studying and talking!ReplyDelete
I love the coffee houses of Vienna and recall sunny September mornings, starting the "tourist day" in this relaxed scene. Your photos are beautiful with the play of light and focus on the details.ReplyDelete
Still waiting for my photo of an absinthe bar... *wink*. In the meantime, a cup of coffee, by all means!ReplyDelete
Your photography is fantastic, and really creative. You seem to capture things that most people overlook, its nice :)ReplyDelete
My dear coffee Hawelka!!I'm always glad too meet it in your pages!ReplyDelete
Looks, and sounds, like heaven!ReplyDelete
Such nice memories at Cafe Hawelka! I'm still thinking about those Buchteln!! xoReplyDelete
Would be interesting to know just how many coffee houses there are in Vienna.ReplyDelete