Friday 21 November 2014

In the Quiet of the Evening
Café Schwarzenberg

In the Quiet
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

Café Schwarzenberg
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
was excellent.

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
R e p o s t


  1. Somehow I was unable to enlarge the pictures of this old post, but if you'd like to see a larger version, clicking on them will give you a larger version.
    Wishing you all a wonderful weekend,

  2. I would love being there...

  3. That cake looks much too delicious!

  4. So good to find that special spot where you forget your troubles and the world's as well and just day dream for a while.


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