A place to hide, a place to shelter from the pressure of daily life. What could be better appropriate than an original Vienna coffee house?
They are not only places to drink coffee but also to read as much different newspapers you like, to have as many glasses of water with one coffee, to meet like-minded people, to meet people with different opinions, to have long discussions or just to sit there an relax.
The "Cafe Sperl" is one of the most famous coffee houses in Vienna. It was built 1880, had survived two world wars, had seen generations of artists and writers having here their second home.
Have a look at the lamps! They are from the early days, when gas was used to light the rooms. Now they have been modified to be used with electric power. But they are still the original ones!
More panos from Vienna coffee houses can be seen at the Sanctuary page