There is a new lady in town! Click on the photo to read the whole story!
The moment was there, a new life started as the ship was docked in the harbor of the French colony Port-de-Paix. It took some months to reach the destination, but Katharina Schwarzenberger was happy the trip was finally over.
She never wanted this trip, it was a necessity. Life in Vienna wasn’t easy anymore, and now in Port-de-Paix, no one knew her past. There were new chances, tabula rasa, a blank canvas, ready to be painted on.
And that moment started when she walked of the boarding plank onto the stone docks. Her porcelain skin and golden hair was protected from the sun with a parasol, flanked by servant, Moritz, and her maid, Anna. The sailors were busy with loading the luggage of the ship, onto the carriage that stood ready for the Schwarzenberger party.
Katharina observed the colorful and lively environment, the swaying palm trees and all the people busy with working, doing errands, just living the colonist life. She took a deep breath and enjoyed the scenery to the fullest.
Still an aristocratic woman, she was always more close to the lower classes than others in her former social circles. Wealth and titles weren’t everything, she always found it somewhat superficial, though she was an adherent to the culture, or rather an outcast..
‘Moritz?’ she asked the blonde servant,
‘You go with the carriage, Anna and I will walk. Anna, you know the direction right?’
‘Your wish is my desire. And if I may speak for Anna, she has the directions.’
She watched as the sailors loaded the trunks on the carriage. It surprised her how many fitted on one carriage. Though, the carriage had to return once the trunks were delivered at the townhouse, as there were more to follow.
‘Shall we go?’ she asked in a rethorical manner to Anna, not really waiting for an answer, as she started walking. Anna lead her indirectly to the market, from which the townhouse wasn’t close. Near the market were streetperformers, busy with beggin for money through their arts. It was a colorful group, some guys and a - ‘How fascinating! she thought - bellydancing girl. Katharina stood still to look at the performers and admire their dancing and music.