Tuesday 24 December 2013

Dreaming of a White Christmas
While walking in the Winter Rain

Christmas Trees at Neuer Markt
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

From the Inside looking Out
A little while earlier,
I was on my annual pilgrimage
for a Christmas tree ornament
at one of my favourite places to shop,
the "Vermischte Warenhandlung".
The drizzle had changed to rain
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

Alfred Müller zum Jockey Club
Pedestrians rushing by,
inside, customers selecting tailor-made shirts,
oblivious to the pelting rain outside

Albertina Square
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!

The Sacher
Christmas trees line the block,
all along the Sacher building
Inside, at Café Sacher,
no doubt, festive air and good coffee

Images and Text © by Merisi
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!


  1. 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!


  2. 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.

    Thank you so much.

    And...a very Merry Christmas to you and yours. xo

  3. Beautiful photography. GOD JUL from Bergen, Norway.

  4. Merry Merry
    Hugs and good cheer!

  5. Even on a dreary day, you make it look so inviting!

  6. Whatever the weather Vienna looks inviting and a beautiful place to live, work and relax in. Buon Natale, Merisi!

  7. 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.

  8. The Big Golden Coffee Cup, sums up your wonderful photography Merisi : inviting, refreshing, always worth lingering over.
    Have a wonderful Christmas, snow or no snow.

  9. 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~


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