Merisi of Vienna chose this month's City Daily Photo Theme Day theme.
Vienna, coffeehouse capital of the civilized world! -- Merisi must have a thousand choices.
She is asking us CDP bloggers to share a favorite coffee place in our neighborhood.
Actually I am not a café type of person so I have few photos of such places, especially not Israeli places.
This strange one that I show you, well, I never sat there.
But I LOVE walking by it.
Why? Because it is in the Departures terminal of Ben-Gurion International Airport, and that means I am on the way to a gate to a plane, to fly away somewhere!
The tables in the big circle are surrounded by over-priced coffee and cake stands; I think you just buy what you want and go sit down.
In the center a fountain does its water show under the high dome, adding its noise to the general clamor.
All around the circle are duty-free shops and fast-food places.
For some reason an "artwork" that always reminds me of a totem pole is part of the "decor."
People, a lot of them, sit and eat, drink and talk, and happily watch the screen on the wall show their flight's departure time getting closer and closer.
(We have to be at the airport at least three hours before, because of all the security checks.)
If you want to see a real coffeehouse in the grand style, see my post on Café Museum, to which an Austrian friend took me in my first-ever hour in Vienna last November.
And check out the wide diversity of coffee places that City Daily Photo bloggers will be posting starting now.
More about our nice airport in these earlier posts.