Sunday, 24 May 2015

Eurovision Song Contest 2015
Singing in the Rain at Rathausplatz


Burgtheater Tram Stop
Beautiful ladies from Germany and Spain


From all Walks of Life
Lots of rain and all that glitters


Rainy Day Fashion
Covered thanks to Austrian Public Radio


All the Way from Great Britain
What an honour, isn't it?


Colours that Sing
Cheerfully into the rainy day


G R E A T Britain
Waving the Union Jack


Bubble Gum Pink
Zuckerlrosa in Viennese


Getty Kaspers
1975 Song Contest winner
with the Take-In band
and the "Ding-a-dong" song


From Poland
in orange


Gold Dust
A must on this grey day


Yes, it was raining stair-rods,
but the mood all around


was as cheerful
as the umbrellas


Photographed this afternoon
as a rainy day slipped into evening
in the square in front of City Hall
Images and Text © by Merisi

33 comments:

  1. Great images Merisi , must of been fun to see . Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you, Anne!
      I miss these happy people already.

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  2. I see it's bringing in a whole lot of people!

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    1. They were all over the city, and it was so much fun!

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    1. Rain at times brings out otherwise hidden beauty!
      Thank you!

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  4. The colors are so beautiful and I love the umbrellas and glitter road.
    Good stuff, Merisi.

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    1. Thank you, it means the world to me that you enjoyed the sights!

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  5. Thanks for the great coverage. Such happy and colorful pictures.

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  6. Oh, what fun!! And your captures are the next best thing to being there myself!! Thanks as always for sharing the fun, the color and the beauty!!

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    1. Great to hear that you enjoyed the images!

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  7. Beautiful colorful shots, nice people!

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    1. GREAT people, I tried to capture the mood as best as I could (I was soaking wet, my camera's still drying out ;-) )

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  8. Who would have thought that a rainy day could be filled with so much colour!

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    1. I felt really bad about the diluvial rain coming down all day. Kudos to everyone around for keeping up the festive air and spreading so much joy!

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  9. GREAT images!
    They should have been on TV.
    Well, Norway did not get 0 points THIS year:)
    Austria did make a GREAT EVENT. Well done!

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    1. Thank you, Gunn!
      Music tastes differ, but the collective joy of so many people was something to remember whenever dark news loom!

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  10. Thank you for sharing these photos Merisi ! It was a marvelous TV show ! I would have liked that Italy wins, it was my favorite. Conchita is still as beautiful and talented, I like her.
    Thank you Austria !
    Hugs

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    1. Thank you, Nathanaelle!
      Many in the crowd rooted for Italy, but it was not meant to be. I agree, Conchita's a many-talented artist!

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  11. These are all wonderful! The first one is my favorite, it's such a perfect capture all around. Wish I could have stopped by myself.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, I wished you'd have been able to join the soaking wet fun!

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  12. I watched Eurovision here in Sydney, Australia. I am glad they let us compete, there are a lot of Eurovision fans here. Also I like your photos of all the fun, especially the first one of the three 'Conchitas'.

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    1. The "Conchitas" were so sweet and fun! And hosting Australia was an enriching experience. I wished you'd won, leaving some hope of rehosting the event next year. ;-)

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  13. Merisi, your fabulous photos do let us see lots of the fun and flair of Eurovision. I've heard about this occasion for years, and know it's a bit like Marmite. Perhaps some day I will actually watch some of the competition and truly form my own opinion...for now, I will rely on the joy in your coverage. xo

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    1. The ESC being hosted in Vienna made me experience how much good will and joy it brings to so many people. So, more power to them! :-)

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  14. I heard that we won it again. A horrible song if you ask me, my musical taste is very different from the songs in this competition. But I hope everyone had a good time.

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    1. From what I have seen and experienced, a good time was had by all!
      Congratulations, Sweden!

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  15. That looks like too much fun. If it was up to the world's youth. Song, love and understanding would prevail

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    1. Walking amongst the crowd and talking to people from all over Europe, was really uplifting!

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