of the evening
flowery herbal tea
steeping in the pot
my eyes rest on a painting
of a Venetian canal scene
then on Vienna beyond the tall windows,
the city dressed in blue hour finery
I slowly fall in love,
all over again, with this city,
which offers sanctuaries like this
when you need a break from
the weariness of the world
My tea is ready,
I take a sip.
Outside, night is falling,
inside, sweet languor fills my soul
Photographed at Café Schwarzenberg
on the evening of 22 September 2011
is a smokefree Kaffeehaus.
The coffee is very good,
and tea lovers enjoy a large selection
of premium loose leaf and herbal teas.
The butter marble Guglhupf
I read about unfriendly waiters
in a few of the online reviews.
Not my experience, quite the opposite!
I particularly love one gentleman waiter
who has the art of subtle Viennese humour
down pat, and a lot of charm to boot.
here -> Café Schwarzenberg
leads you to the "History" page - in English -
of Schwarzenberg's website!
Images and Text © by Merisi
Photographed in 2011
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