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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Looks like a delightful place to enjoy a cup of coffee or tea! Love your captures for the day, as always, Merisi! Hope your week is off to a great start! Enjoy!!ReplyDelete
Thanknyou, and it is a delightful place, Sylvia!Delete
I swear I first read this is as Cafe Swarzenegger. egads.ReplyDelete
Looks like a lovely place for dining. The venetian painting is so pretty!ReplyDelete
It is really nice from early morning to late evening, Gail!Delete
It seems strangely familiar. It's a beautiful place... and that cake looks very tempting!ReplyDelete
If Renoir would have had coffee there, instead of painting the luncheon of the boating party …. ;-)Delete
I have a friend visiting Vienna today...now I know what she will be enjoying :). Wonderful shots.ReplyDelete
I hope she found everything she was looking for!Delete
That looks such an elegant and calm place to visit.ReplyDelete
It is, indeed, when one is lucky enough to find a quiet moment during mostly busy days.Delete
Beautiful café! Love those chairs.ReplyDelete
There are many more beautiful details to explore!Delete