Friday, 4 December 2015

Christmastime in Vienna
Are you ready?


Café Diglas
Yuletide chandelier


Schulerstrasse 4
Turning from Diglas at Wollzeile
towards Strobelgasse, looking up,
this is the backside of one of the buildings
close to the Mozarthaus at Domgasse 5


Mistletoe
Storefront at Wollzeile

Before the ice is in the pools,
Before the skaters go,
Or any cheek at nightfall
Is tarnished by the snow,
Before the fields have finished,
Before the Christmas tree,
Wonder upon wonder
Will arrive to me!
What we touch the hems of
On a summer's day;
What is only walking
Just a bridge away;
That which sings so, speaks so,
When there's no one here, --
Will the frock I wept in
Answer me to wear?

Poem by Emily Dickinson
Images © by Merisi
50mm lens

16 comments:

  1. Those little packages from the chandelier are precious and so clever.

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    1. The elves at Diglas always come up with great seasonal Chandelier decorations! ;-)

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  2. I try my best to stay away from the Christmas madness.

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    1. Oh, I love the lights and smells and the right spirit of Christmas, and I think one can find all of these in Vienna.

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  3. Wonderful choice of poem, Merisi. That mistletoe looks particularly colourful!

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    1. Thank you, William!
      Around here, I am grateful for any appearance of bright color on dreary days.

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  4. I need to come back to Vienna at Christmas time. I totally fell in love with the place.

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    1. Yes, there are sides to Vienna that come to the fore this time of the year. The Viennese are hard at working to make us forget that the weather can be dank and dreary this time of the year.

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  5. For me your photos are all about the light and the sense that I can almost breathe the air

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    1. Thank you, Nanette, you warm my heart! :-)

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  6. Please if you can give us some night time Christmas lights on the buildings. Would be spectacular I bet.
    I am a non believer but the ideas of giving and sharing is a part of human kindness. That's the idea of Christmas to me.

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    1. Jim, yes, I agree - let's hope I manage to get out there before the Easter bunny turns up!
      ;-)

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  7. so far the only person i have shopped for is me .. uh oh

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    1. 1:0 for you, Daryl! *giggle*

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  8. I love that candle like lamp, preparing for xmas time.

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  9. If I am ever to return to Vienna, I hope it is at Christmas time! Such color and elegance won't be dimmed by the crowds.

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