Monday, November 30, 2015

Lipizzaners in the shop windows

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Want to buy a Lipizzaner stallion?
(Or how 'bout a pewter soldier?  Enlarge the photo to choose one.)

 
The Viennese are very proud of their performing Lipizzaner horses, and if you gaze into the shop windows in stores all around the Spanish Riding School you find SRS souvenirs.
Christmas tree ornaments, pencils in the shape of a horse head, diaries, key chains, cap and gloves . . .


Spanische Hofreitschule calendars and even WINE.
A mug saying "I'm the best horse in the stall."


And books in German and English.
There were tons more horse things in the official gift shop in the palace.
But I took pictures only of the shop windows in the neighborhood, remembering that December 1 would be Theme Day on that subject over at City Daily Photo bloggers group.

The best and only souvenir I came home with is my 13-Euro ticket for a guided tour of the stables, tack room, and arena -- and the memory of being so close to these magnificent horses.
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16 comments:

William Kendall said...

One of my sisters-in-law would love to get up close with those horses.

I've got a couple of those pewter soldiers, actually.

Dianne said...

So much to choose from in your shop window Dina ... I think I'd buy a couple of those pretty bracelets. Great choice for our Theme Day

Gosia k said...

lovely shop window

Cloudia said...

Feed your soul, and enjoy a bright season. Hanukkah is coming!




Warm ALOHA,
ComfortSpiral

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Jim said...

Great for theme day.

Halcyon said...

Interesting to see what can be made into a souvenir. The mug is funny. Glad you enjoyed Vienna!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I loved the video link from last post Dina, I had no idea these white beauties were so dark at birth. What a wonderful experience to visit these stables and good on you for remembering to snap these windows for the theme, excellent!

Tanya Breese said...

you have reminded me of elementary school and there was a certain book on Lipizzaners that i used to check out quite often!

Kate said...

There is a lot to chose in that window display.

Susie of Arabia said...

Such beautiful and majestic creatures!

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

Great shop publishing.
Greetings, Dina.

VP said...

I really like that first photo!

cieldequimper said...

I love those horses but I don't think I'd put one in my living-room!

LOLfromPasa said...

I'm with you...love those beautiful horses. Nice collection of photographs.

Alice said...

Such beautiful animals.

José Mendonça said...

It seems stallions are everywhere! :-)