It was cold and late in the evening. We only intended to go for a short, quiet walk, to catch some air.

We ended up at the famous Schloss Schönbrunn in the 14th district of Vienna. Its garden house stood empty at the top of the hill, alone except for us breaking its silence.

We were fascinated by details of the old structure and by the contrast of the darkness and the yellow lights.

The palace and gardens illustrate the tastes, interests, and aspirations of successive Habsburg monarchs.

We ended up being there for a long time.