Tuesday, 15 March 2016

A Saturday in March
Vienna in Spring


Saturday Afternoon
Taborstrasse


Karmeliter Market
Closing time


Taking a Breather
in the early afternoon sun


After Running Errands
A well-earned chat


Photographed 22 March 2014
in Leopoldstadt
2nd District
Above images and text © by Merisi

"March 1 began the numbered year in Russia until the end of the 15th century. Great Britain and its colonies continued to use March 25 until 1752, when they finally adopted the Gregorian calendar. Many other cultures and religions still celebrate the beginning of the New Year in March."
Quoted from -> "March" at Wikipedia

24 comments:

  1. Veh's mir, how does that Shtreimel stay perched on his head?

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    1. According to Wikipedia, "the shtreimel is always worn over a kippah, or yarmulke" - I imagine they are somehow fastened together.

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  2. Who are the funny looking guys?

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    1. These are Shtreimels, Stefan:
      Wikipedia: A shtreimel (Yiddish: שטרײַמל, pl. שטרײַמלעך shtreimlech) is a fur hat worn by many married haredi Jewish men, particularly (although not exclusively) members of Hasidic groups, on Shabbat and Jewish holidays and other festive occasions.[1] In Jerusalem, the shtreimel is also worn by "Yerushalmi" Jews (non-Hasidim who belong to the original Ashkenazi community of Jerusalem, also known as Perushim). The shtreimel is generally worn only after marriage, except in some Yerushalmi communities, where boys wear it from the age of bar mitzvah."

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  3. Wonderful captures as always and like the others, I wonder what's on those guys heads???? Hope you have a great new week, Merisi!!

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    1. Sylvia,
      I hope may answer to Stefan answered also your question!
      A wonderful week to you, too,
      Merisi

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  4. It looks quite pleasant to be out and about, Merisi.

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    1. Oh yes, definitely, William!

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  5. I enjoyed these photos. The first one is exceptional!

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    1. Thank you! :-)
      The first one is among my favourite spots. Then again, there are too many special places around here.

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  6. I can't begin to tell you how delightful this looks. I would love it there! What a wonderful city.

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    1. Hope you may be able to visit soon! :-)

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  7. Wonderful shots! Reminds me that I have to visit the Karmelitermarkt in the next time...

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    1. It's such a lovely place, especially on Saturdays with the farmers market.

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  8. Beautiful sequence, Merisi!

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  9. James, Williamsburg, VA23 March, 2015

    It may be closing time at the Karmeliter Market, but barefoot in Vienna?

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    1. Well spotted!
      I was wondering whether anyone would notice.
      My theory is that she was wearing those red high heels all morning. Once the market closed down, she bathed her sore feet in the little tub, and just as she was getting comfortable, duty called again. ;-)

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  10. A beautiful afternoon light makes these photos very nice.

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    1. Yes, I agree! Thank you! :-)

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  11. such wonderful peeks into your life, your city ... love it and you!

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  12. The site of people sitting outdoors and enjoying the sunshine warms my heart!

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  13. love these .. they make me want to come visit ...

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