Friday, 27 December 2013

The Evening before Christmas Eve
Christmastime in Vienna


Anngasse
The steeple of St. Ann's church
about to disappear in the fog


Hotel Astoria
Two intrepid tourists
braving the chill


Café Tirolerhof
Illuminated windows
beckoning to come in


Augustinian Church
The steeple of the former Court Church
falling prey to the rapidly advancing fog


Imperial Palace
St. Michael's Gate seen
through a curtain of lights
hanging over Kohlmarkt

Photographed 23 December 2013
Images and Text © by Merisi

19 comments:

  1. Lovely images for this Holy season.

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  2. Love the last picture of that golden curtain.

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  3. I love that curtain of light! Makes me think of Klimt and/or Zeus and Danae...

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  4. Merisi Christmas to you!!!

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  5. Un NOEL Impérial:
    magnifique !

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  6. Christmas in your country is just magical. I love the curtain of lights.

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  7. so so schön, freue mich schon auf 2014 in Vienna
    Gruß
    Gina

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  8. Oh, wow, wow, wow! The curtain of lights is spectacular!

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  9. A Christmas Eve in Vienna would be perfect.

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    1. You'd feel quite at home, Giacomo! On Graben square, Italian is the language most often heard around Christmastime in Vienna.
      Yesterday, on the 27th, I had 2 hours to while away between 6 and 8 PM, so I took a long walk around town. Evenings are magical! After the movie, I meandered a bit before heading home, it was 11 PM and the streets were alive with people walking around, the Christmas illuminations still on.

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    2. (I quite regretted to not have my camera with me - those 2 hours sprung up unexpectedly. Oh yes, as they say, ALWAYS carry your camera!)

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    3. I agree! Italians love Vienna around Christmas! A godfather in our family always makes his ways up to Vienna, driving all the way from Italy.
      We Viennese used to love the bold colours when the Italian pupils populated the city around Easter. Duvet jackets in green, red, blue, yellow. It became a fixture in the 1980's. And the chatter! All the chatter. <3

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  10. The fog you caught was amazing. Such a fog, that creeps around the corners does not happen to often. I am happy to find your photos.
    Do you know the Yellow Fog at "Verbund", Am Hof? It starts everyday around sunset.

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  11. Beautiful pictures, Happy 2014


    sophia

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  12. Lovely photographs - such beauty!
    Liz

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  13. That last image is dreamy. I hope you had a beautiful Christmas sweet M!

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  14. Breathtaking city images. Love the play between the lights. Truly mesmerizing.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  15. The fog casts the city in such an inviting kind of atmosphere. Lovely shots!

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