Were they swinging in the rain,
dreaming with Bing Crosby of a White Christmas
or Singing in the Rain with Gene Kelly?
Anyway, they made me smile
A little while earlier,
I was on my annual pilgrimage
at one of my favourite places to shop,
the "Vermischte Warenhandlung".
while I was browsing the Christmas wonderland inside.
This charming old-fashioned general store takes you back
at least a hundred years, to really good old times, that is
Pedestrians rushing by,
inside, customers selecting tailor-made shirts,
oblivious to the pelting rain outside
Rain was coming down hard now,
and it seemed as if all tourists had taken refuge
at Café Mozart. I had the exquisite shop windows
of Wilhelm Jungmann & Neffe,
the venerable purveyor of Finest Fabrics,
all to myself!
Christmas trees line the block,
all along the Sacher building
Inside, at Café Sacher,
no doubt, festive air and good coffee
R e p o s t
Vermischte Warenhandlung and Bookshop at Weihburggasse 16
Wilhelm Jungmann & Neffe at Albertinaplatz
Café Sacher, Philharmonikergasse
Alfred Müller zum Jockey Club at Tegetthoffstraße 7
Wilhelm Jungmann & Neffe starring in a Monocle film documentary about independent shopkeepers worldwide - Five testimonials against uniformity, don't miss it!