This post has been sitting in “Draft” since autumn, but after running errands today more of the beautiful architecture of my district’s “Main Street” caught my eye and I was inspired to finish.

Währing’s Farmer’s Market, Kutschkermarkt, is small and a little on the chicy-mhicy side, though the “Baked Mice” are “scandalously good.”

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On the main shopping street. “Each piece, only €135.” In few cities around the world is it safe enough to leave clothing on the sidewalk to attract customers, much less expensive clothing.
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A new friend. I was walking past a Lebanese Feinkost/Imbiss (delicatessen/snack shop) just as piping hot Fatayer were coming out of the oven.  The owner seemed impressed that I knew what he was baking, and we had a lovely conversation about Lebanese food. I also left his shop with enough Fatayer and Hummus to make for an excellent breakfast tomorrow morning.

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Gulasch from Oma’s recipe. Is there any other kind?

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Further up the street, across from a kitchen store to rival E. Dehillerin is the old district cemetery and the original burial place of Ludwig von Beethoven and Franz Schubert; all that remain since the composers were moved the the Central Cemetery are a couple of busts. Someday I shall request the key to have a little walkabout.

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From this point home is about a 15 minute walk away, less time than it takes to find a parking space on the main street. As I approached the house I nodded to my car in the driveway, reassuring the wagon that a road trip is in the works for Saturday.