Do you ever wish you could turn back the time and do something all over again? Most of us probably do. Usually we think of things we would do differently if only we had the chance. This is one instance of that for me.
About seventeen years ago, my husband and I went to Vienna, Austria on his company's annual trip. This was his first year with the company and neither one of us had ever been out of the country before, (well, I had been on the Canada side of Niagara Falls when I was fifteen).
Anyway, this trip to Vienna was before I had an interest in gardening or photography. I've wondered several times recently, how different it would be were I to go there now, with my current interests in gardening and photography and the camera I currently own, instead of that little red Canon Snappy I was using at the time. I know I would certainly love to see this garden again through my older more experienced eyes. It was beautiful to me then, but to see it now, I know I would appreciate its beauty so much more. How I would love to explore the magnificent gardens and grounds of the Schonbrunn Palace and capture it through my camera lens now, I'm quite sure I'd have more to show for this lovely garden than these few paltry images.
These really are the only pictures I took of this incredible garden, can you believe that?How utterly sad and disappointing.
Oh well, there is no use crying over missed pictures. I loved Vienna, and remember my time there fondly. It was a beautiful place with lovely fountains, magnificent old buildings and architecture and vast, elegant gardens.
In this picture, you can barely see that on the building behind the fountain, are window boxes. So many of the buildings had these lovely window boxes. It really added to the beauty of the city. Of course, I don't have good pictures of that either.