Wednesday 17 December 2014

Into the Starry, Starry Night
Vienna at Christmastime

"Starry, starry night.
Portraits hung in empty halls,

Frameless head on nameless walls,
With eyes that watch the world and can't forget.

Like the strangers that you've met,
The ragged men in the ragged clothes,

The silver thorn of bloody rose,
Lie crushed and broken on the virgin snow.

Now I think I know what you tried to say to me,
How you suffered for your sanity,
How you tried to set them free.
They would not listen,
they're not listening still.
Perhaps they never will... "

Lyrics by Don McLean

The Swarovsky Sho Window
at Kärntner Strasse at Christmastime.
My images are only a poor reflection
of this magical work of art:

A magical ice cave filled with Christmas miracles
and hidden treasures -
the traditional daily opening of the
Advent calender begins on December 1.
Concept and realization:
Gerda Buxbaum
(Quoted from
a note hanging
in the shop window

R e p o s t


  1. The Palace of the Snow Queen! So beautiful -- and a lovely pairing of words and images.

    1. Gerda Buxbaum's shop window was an unforgettable work of art!

  2. Your photo of the fruit platter is sheer magic.

    1. Thank you, Arija!
      The whole display was magical, it still sings in my heart.

  3. Beautiful pictures of the special window display to go with the words of the song.

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    1. Yes, a great artist who captured the magic of Christmas with her work!

  5. One of my favorite songs! I have actually heard the music while reading these lyrics ....
    I love your blog!

  6. cold looking but lovely .. you cannot take a bad photo, my friend


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