April 23, 2011

Café de l'Europe Reflections

It's time for Weekend Reflections... and here is what I found in Vienna for James and our community of reflection hunters. 

Sitting on a terrace on a warm day to sip espresso and watch the world go by is as normal to the Viennese as it is to Parisians. Café de l'Europe on Graben, the most famous street in Vienna's city center, is enclosed in glass... giving me a wonderful reflection of the sun shining on the buildings behind, including  a spiral and the north tower of Vienna's landmark, Stephansdom (St Stephen's Cathedral), on the right.


And a slightly longer view so you can see a bit more of the setting.

Vienna, 2011

As usual, image details are better seen when clicked to enlarge.

25 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

Gorgeous reflections, Francisca!
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Dina said...

Lucky you--espresso, Vienna, AND great reflections!

jennyfreckles said...

So clear - it almost looks like a mural.

Carola said...

This is so incredible good. Sounds like a great day.

H said...

What a superb reflection!

BJ Roan said...

Wonderful reflection!

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

So nice. I like the longer view best.

Thanks for the explanation re art nouveau architecture. Thinking outside the box can be invigorating and lead to all kinds of creativity.

But I remember one philosopher saying something to the effect that while that is true, sometimes we need to stay inside the box and figure out what to do with what we find there.

It gets a little too complicated for me! :-)

Evelyn said...

Very nice. I thought it was a reflection of a painting at first.

VP said...

A rare and precious case where the reflection is much more lively and colorful of the subject itself!

Forty Pound Sack said...

I love the perspective ~

Ann said...

so it is warm enough for afresco dining.

If it wasn't fr reflection, your probably would not p[otograph the couple.

Francisca said...

@Ann... they were a very handsome couple I hadn't even noticed until after my second shot they looked and me and I had to smile and say the photo was about the reflection! :-D

EG Wow said...

These photos make Vienna look so inviting, Francisca. I want to be there. :)

Kaori said...

Fabulous reflection! It looks like someone painted over another painting ;D

biebkriebels said...

A beautiful reflection of the Stefan's Dome.

Genie said...

What a heavenly spot and one full of wonderful reflections. You must have had a grand time there with your camera in hand. These captures are so impressive and so appealing to the eye of the viewer.

LauraX said...

excellent reflections Francisca! So colorful!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

A perfect reflection and a perfect way to spend a weekend day in the City!

James said...

Looks and sounds like a wonderful time! Vienna is a place I want to visit. Salzburg is as close as I've been.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Nice reflection. Conveys a more specific sense of place. Looks like a fine way to spend part of an afternoon.

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Pat Tillett said...

I love taking second looks at photos. There is a lot going on i these!

Francisca said...

@Kelly... thank you for the kind invitation. Unfortunately I checked out your contest too late. :-)

JM said...

Well spotted, Francisca!

Kelly @ Impowerage said...

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