Photo Journal

[Photo Journal] Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna

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Myra here.

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.

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“Many a book is like a key to unknown chambers within the castle of one’s own self.”
― Franz Kafka

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“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, Titus Groan

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“Living in a castle is objectively romantic.”
― Lev Grossman, The Magician King

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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

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“Be thine own palace, or the world’s thy jail.”
― John Donne

“Travel brings power and love back into your life.”
― Jalaluddin Rumi

“I read; I travel; I become”
― Derek Walcott

Myra is a Teacher Educator and a registered clinical psychologist based in Singapore. She has edited five books on rediscovering children’s literature in Asia (with a focus on the Philippines, Malaysia, India, China, Japan) as part of the proceedings for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content where she serves as the Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference. While she is an academic by day, she is a closet poet and a book hunter at heart. When she is not reading or writing about books or planning her next reads or meeting up with her book club friends, she is smashing that shuttlecock to smithereens because Badminton Is Life.

1 comment on “[Photo Journal] Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna

  1. Oh those last two photos are so sweet.

    Liked by 1 person

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