To Be Or Not To Be in Paris


It seems that Parisians have a capacity of being, which is so much different from other cities. Or it at least seems that way. Moving around the waterway in this city gives a glimpse of recreation we are not really prepared for.


Sandy beaches, waterfront sunbathing,


Sand, sun and the Seine


Including obligatory sand castles.

Naturally there are the more subdued or discrete ways of dealing with ones city stress. After all, not all of us are on vacation in August. Even if it seem that way in Paris.


There is the walk on the Quay


A quick lunch brake


A good read


Tour de Paris ….


What’s the point of living in “your” city if you can’t relax in it? It has to be the greatest holiday if you can do it at home in familiar surroundings amongst likeminded “neighbors”.


Tango lessons anyone … ?

Take the time to slow down a little and look around you and you will find out that you are surrounded by PEOPLE


And their companions ….

Au Revoir Paris ….. tomorrow we will be on our way to Vienna


So, there it is the last obligatory picture of the Tour Eiffel













Published by ChefThomas

… born in Upper Austria’s Wels, I have done most of my growing up in Vienna. Only by sheer accident did I fall into the trade of Pâtissier. After a short apprentice ship at a Viennese Bakery, I was accepted for apprentice ship, at "K.u.K. Hofzuckerbäcker Demel’s Söhne", one of the oldest patisseries in Vienna. Learning the trade from the very basics, as the Emperor two Centuries ago would have expected from a "Pâtissier to the Royal and Imperial Court" (That is what the older Pâtissier still calls himself). I soon took to travel the world. From patisseries in America, to hotels in the Far East, Africa and the Middle East, did I accumulate a wealth of experience, ranging from bakeries to first class restaurants in major hotels to banquets for Presidents, Sultans and Heads of States and other famous, infamous and not so famous people. But the true excitement for me is in the "Viennese Café". Not just as an occupation, but as an institution in it own right.

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