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
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!