And Ahead, Both
The Gloriette, back up the hill,
reflected on a glass pane
of the north façade of Schönbrunn Castle,
the wrought iron gate instead, across the widths of the palace,
opens towards the courtyard ahead, on the south side,
where the Christmas Market is held
I always admire the displays
in Viennese opticians's windows,
their creativity seems boundless,
their sense of humour too,
many a chuckle I owe to them.
Hartmann's wins my heart every time,
and not only because they often turn
their space into an art gallery:
There's always a grace and a lightness
about their exquisite exhibitions,
even decorative objects like this wreath,
a true delight to the eye!
If I had the time, I would stalk
those shop windows,
trying to find the best time of day and light,
to capture them at their best.
Alas, a quick stop, whatever the light,
and click, a moment frozen in time,
not having more moments
my only regret.
Do walk by, it's close to St. Stephen's,
standing in front of the windows affords
also my favorite view of the cathedral's tiled roof,
worth a trip of its own!
Painted Glass Birds
wth real feathers
and Gablonz glass ornaments
to all of those
who celebrate Christmas today!
Images and Text
© by Merisi 2010