Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Tree Hearts
Heart Tree at Vienna's
City Hall Christmas Market


Red Hearts
at Sunset

in a pear tree
in front of City Hall
Christmas Market
Rathausplatz

© by Merisi

22 comments:

  1. Such a wonderful work of art - how on earth did those hearts get up there? Are they helium? Did they float up and get tangled in the branches in this random pattern?
    I'm soaking up your Christmassy photos of Vienna and getting tips of where to go for our trip there in a couple of weeks!

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  2. Wow, really cool. That catches the eye.

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  3. Simply beautiful! How can...?
    Bia
    www.biaviagemambiental.blogspot.com

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  4. Karen,
    the "Heart Tree" goes back to an idea by artist Gerry Gam: Here is a link to the official webpage of the City Hall "Christkindlmarkt".

    I read only recently, that it is a favorite of lovers, engagements and even weddings have been celebrated around it.

    Charles Gramlich,
    this particular Christmas market is a joy to behold for small children and the young at heart alike!

    Wandering Star,
    yes, indeed!

    Beatriz,
    it is a delight, isn't it?

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  5. Beautiful! We have lots of hearts on our Christmas tree too -- mostly of red or red print fabric.

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  6. Interessant die Geschichte mit Gerry Gam! Habe das nicht gewusst!!

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  7. Wonderful. I can't help but wonder who shimmied up those branches to attach them! :)

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  8. Merisi, I enjoyed reading the link that you provided. How wonderful for Vienna to take a space in front of a gorgeous building and reclaim it for the Christmas season as a place to delight children of all ages.

    As always, your photos got my attention and admiration.

    Magic in Vienna ... so many magicians are waving their wands, or cameras, and lending their words.

    xo

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  9. Thank you all for your kind comments, they truly warmed my heart!

    Anna,
    I was thinking of you, on my way to buy tea at Demmer's, walking by the Burgtheater and Rathausplatz. I rushed down to City Hall, to get a last glimpse of the tree, just before the winter sun disappeared for good.

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  10. You don't see this every day! How wonderful....a tree full of red hearts.

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  11. Oh bless! Your message and photo saved my day and still brings a smile to my face.

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  12. Candied RED HEARTS!!!
    I used to be addicted and I could be again but my teeth would cry out!
    merci
    cg

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  13. They'll be all set for Valentine's Day too!

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  14. Thank you all! :-)

    Hilary,
    I'll try to remember to look, if those hearts are still up in February! ;-)

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