Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Around Town
Christmastime in Vienna

Quiet Sunset
The gilded dome of the Secession building
illuminated by the last rays of the sun

Churhausgasse
Leporello bookstore at the corner
of Singerstrasse and Churhausgasse
and a glimpse of the tile roof
of St. Stephen's Cathedral

Christmas Ornament
An antique painted glass bird
is looking at you!

Images © by Merisi

Link:
-> Leporello Buchhandlung
(yes, they carry also books in English)

20 comments:

  1. Congratulations Vienna for being no. 1 in the Quality of Living Survey 4th time in a row... no wonder it's the best place in the world!!

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    1. Woohoo! :-)
      Good to know, I just hope it doesn't get to their pretty heads! ;-)

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  2. Such elegance and beauty - I'm just consumed with happy memories of this time last year. Surely Vienna is the only place to be at Christmas!

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    1. There is much to be loved around here, true. :-)

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  3. So beautiful, Merisi ... each and every one a treasure forever preserved in your beautiful pictures.

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    1. Thank you, you are so kind!
      Cheers,
      Merisi

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  4. Europe is so pretty at Christmas. We were in Germany and Austria during the holidays years ago. We spent Christmas in Munich and rang in the new year in Zurich. It's like a fairy land.
    Sam

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    1. It is true, Europe is a Christmas wonderland. xxx

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  5. Love the surprise of the St. Stephen's roof in the second photo.

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    1. My favorite view of St. Stephens, from Churhausgasse at Singerstrasse. xxx

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  6. Superb captures as always, Merisi! Vienna has to be the best place in the world to spend Christmas!! Oh, how I wish I could!! Hope your week is going well!

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    1. Silvia,
      I wished I could beam you over! xxx

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  7. Oooh, the wee birdie stole my heart! Isn't he precious?

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    1. Marcheline,
      while this is an antique bird, I have seen similar ones at TXMaxx & Marshalls, at really good prices. They are still being produced.

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  8. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, it is so wonderful to take a break reading your comments (I just finished going through an inbox of 60+ emails, and moments ago Google let me know that "Woohoo! You've read all the messages in your inbox" - woohoo, indeed!).

    Merci and a wonderful day and evening to all of you,
    Merisi

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  9. My wife would love that bird ornament.

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  10. lovely! there really is something magical about christmas time in european cities. thanks for stopping by, sugar! xoxoxo

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  11. So very pretty and festive!
    I do think I'll actually get to Vienna in 2013 and see everything in person....
    and meet you!

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  12. Lovely photos ! A fairy town is Vienna !
    I loved so much !
    Olympia

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  13. Love that second image with the view through to the Stephansdom...

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