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
R e p o s t
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!
Thank you, Dear Merisi, for the Christmas walk through your beautiful Vienna! I hope you and your loved ones are enjoying a wonderful Christmas week and I'm wishing you a great New Year ahead!ReplyDelete
Merisi, every time that I visit your site I am presented with a gift of your artistry and gain a little more insight into the beauty of Vienna.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much.
And...a very Merry Christmas to you and yours. xo
Beautiful photography. GOD JUL from Bergen, Norway.ReplyDelete
Hugs and good cheer!
Even on a dreary day, you make it look so inviting!ReplyDelete
Whatever the weather Vienna looks inviting and a beautiful place to live, work and relax in. Buon Natale, Merisi!ReplyDelete
Living out in the country as I do, I don't see this kind of city Christmas scape. But I get your pics so I do have something of the experience.ReplyDelete
The Big Golden Coffee Cup, sums up your wonderful photography Merisi : inviting, refreshing, always worth lingering over.ReplyDelete
Have a wonderful Christmas, snow or no snow.
What lovely treasures you always offer up Merisi. I have not left comments recently, yet I do not miss your posts, and I just had to stop for a minute to wish you a very lovely and grand Christmas celebration as well as wish you a wonderful New Year. I look forward to sharing more of life in the future, even from afar~ReplyDelete
Lovely shots, Merisi!ReplyDelete