Every Tuesday, we share photographs from our recent or long-ago travels, or just everyday stuff that appealed to our mindful eye and sharp sensibilities as captured through fleeting images.
Schonbrunn Palace in Wien
I thought I shared a number of photos of this gorgeous palace from Vienna when I first visited back in 2011, but apparently I didn’t. It’s good that we went camera-crazy last year when my family came with me to visit this gorgeous place yet again.
“Many a book is like a key to unknown chambers within the castle of one’s own self.”
― Franz Kafka
“This tower, patched unevenly with black ivy, arose like a mutilated finger from among the fists of knuckled masonry and pointed blasphemously at heaven. At night the owls made of it an echoing throat; by day it stood voiceless and cast its long shadow.”
― Mervyn Peake,
“Living in a castle is objectively romantic.”
― Lev Grossman,
I am no longer young; and my heart, through wearing years of mourning over the dead, is not attuned to mirth. Moreover, the walls of my castle are broken; the shadows are many, and the wind breathes cold through the broken battlements and casements. I love the shade and the shadow, and would be alone with my thoughts when I may.”
― Bram Stoker