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Monday, October 11, 2010
AWESOME: Viennese Cafe Society
AWESOME: So, during a few days here in Vienna, I have had the opportunity to try a few of the amazing cafes that Vienna is famous for. This missive comes from Cafe Central, a place that I have made my second home here in Vienna. Sure, it is a bit touristy as compared to some of the others... but the location and free wifi make it a winner.
This is what dinner looks like.
This is what dessert looks like:
I was also introduced to an awesome cafe called Phil by Jeremy, and also got to try out Cafe Diglas (est 1875) - a place that actually takes over a chunk of street for outdoor seating. Brilliant really.
Screw you, Mr Traffic Engineer. The cars can just deal with the fact that we reclaimed a chunk of your street for more useful endeavours. Ha!
I'll leave this post with a pic of the dessert counter.... my sugar count went into shock just LOOKING at it.
PS: I did visit the home of the Sacher Torte - but the Viennese poo-poo the place as not so good. I had home made Sacher Torte at Ivanna's house last night.... OMFG yum.
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As a recent graduate student wandering about the campus of the University of Florida, I'm was struck by how so many AWESOME buildings are forced to co-exist with the AWFUL ones. At one point in the 1970s, there was a plan to demolish everything built before WWII and build anew. Luckily that was defeated. And so, there are a few serious disasters on campus that reminded me daily of architectural sins past.
There is the genesis of this project, please feel free to play along. I'm offering an opinion, and hope you will too.
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I'm an opinionated guy, and an urban planner. I'm quite attracted to New Urbanism, but also think its ridiculous to apply it to suburban development. I love most of the art and architecture of the 20th century, but I generally detest the 1970s. And by The 70s, I mean most of what happened from the so-called Summer of Love to the demise of Jimmy Carter. I'm just old enough to remember the horrors of that decade the first time around.
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