Scenes from Cafes and Coffee Houses around the World
This month's theme comes from
Merisi's Vienna for
Beginners. In the years since she moved to Austria, she has
come to love and appreciate its coffee houses. In 2011, the UNESCO
declared Viennese coffee house culture an Intangible Cultural
Heritage of Austria. The Austrian writer Stefan Zweig left the
following ode to the Viennese coffee house in his memoir "The World
"... 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
A daily blogger since 2005,
Merisi challenges City Daily Photo bloggers from around the world
to show us scenes from coffee places in their own
AROUND THE WORLD EVERY DAY
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