Courtyard of Palais Daun-Kinsky
Probably the Daun-Kinsky Palace,
I hasten to add.
There are so many of these palaces,
and so close to each other,
that when you converse a bit too animatedly
with your company,
you risk to lose track
and suddenly find yourself lost
in a palace courtyard
you have never seen before.
Palais Harrach Courtyard
Note: It is before 4pm on a Saturday!
People are probably celebrating the fact
that the shops will be closing in two hours.
Alright, I lied:
I am told that Viennese
really don't need a reason to enjoy themselves
outdoors, in the middle of winter.
They are literally standing at every corner of the city,
Punsch (p-oo-n-sh) n. Any hot liquid with at least 15% alcohol, ex.: Orange juice, tea, Danube water, ....
I am pretty sure
I got the palais right this time.
Lighting the Way
Cafe Central Konditorei
How could one miss
this little hot spot
in the courtyard
of an unnamed building (alas, no palace!)?
There are palaces to the left,
the right, front and back.
Strike the Harp
And Join the Chorus.
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
With so much merrymaking going on,
it's easy to fall into
Café Pâtisserie Aida
next St. Stephen's Cathedral.
With darkness falling
in the middle of the afternoon,
bright lights are of the essence
to keep depression at bay!
A few steps from Café Pâtisserie Aida,
between the Haas building and
St. Stephen's Cathedral.
The same tree,
with St. Stephen's Cathedral.