Photo Journal

[Photo Journal] Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna


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.


“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, Titus Groan


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


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


“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

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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