Sunday, 13 December 2009

Third Sunday Of Advent In Vienna


Sunday Afternoon
In the Greek Quarter

The Greek Quarter was a vibrant
commercial center in the early Middle Ages,
due to its proximity to the Danube harbour.
The Neo-Byzantyne red brick facade with the golden arches
belongs to The Greek Orthodox Church of The Holy Trinity.
Fleischmarkt

Zum Lieben Augustin
What would the legendary minstrel
play around Christmastime?
The Griechenbeisl
The Greek Inn
Fleischmarkt


Rejoice!
Gaudete Sunday's rose coloured candle
is already lit, on this
Third Sunday of Advent
St. Stephen's Cathedral

16th Century House
with Advent purple accents
Naglergasse

Fiaker
Leaving St. Stephen's Square
with a lady in purple sweater

Photographed
Sunday Afternoon
13 December 2009

Image and Text
© by Merisi

15 comments:

  1. How lovely are those purple doors?! I bet the advent wreath is quite a vision at St. Stephens. My husbund and I were so taken with that cathedral during our visit. I can only imagine what it must look like during Christmas time. Hope you're staying warm, Merisi. The ladies in the first picture look very bundled up.
    Hugs,
    ~Allie

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  2. good evening to you Merisi, and many thanks for these visions of an Advent Sunday in Vienna.

    New York was dark, rainy, windy, and cold today. Not at good day for commerce. A day to make me yearn to be in a candlelit church near Central Park attending an evensong service with exceptional Bach music. Perhaps next year.

    xo

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  3. Spending only three days in Vienna, missed seeing that, glad to have found your site.

    Please have a wonderful new week.

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  4. A lovely play of colour!
    And I do love those 3 ladies in their winter coats. Timeless.

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  5. the splashes of purple everywhere... nice!

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  6. Your images are so Christmassy! Any one of them would make a perfect card.

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  7. Lovely bits of rose and purple!

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  8. I was also struck by the beauty of the purples and rose colors in your pictures. Lovely!

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  9. What a beautiful set of photographs!

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  10. I am happy to find this blog about Vienna, my second home that I miss very much!
    Thank you and have a great day!
    Renée

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  11. It always delight me to see your color pallet for posts. The advent theme is purple and I appreciate seeing your world and all of it's hues.

    xox
    Constance

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  12. A study in purples. And such fascinating locations (a Greek quarter in Vienna--who knew? Not me!). Thanks for the very intriguing 'tour.'

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  13. It seems not to be very cold in Vienna ? Here in provence, it is freezing

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