I just wonder,
was there a railway crossing
back then, in Klimt's time -
only steps from the rather bucolic setting of his studio,
where he planted roses and looked out at an orchard?
and I walk under golden leaves
illuminated by the morning sun
and a 1905 façade on the still shady side of the boulevard -
would Klimt have stashed away all that gold
in one of his paintboxes?
are irresistible, aren't they?
was located in this building -
the top floor, at least in my imagination
where Schiele lived when he died, in 1918,
and, along the upper bevelled edge,
a slice of today's blue sky
Photographed this morning
while walking from Feldmühlgasse
towards Hietzinger Hauptstrasse 101
Images and Text © by Merisi
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