Sunday, 1 January 2017

Atmosphère de Vienne
Une Déclaration d'Amour

A repost from January 2010

Morning of a New Year
Dome over the Imperial Palace's
St. Michael's Gate


Goldener Saal
Golden Hall
Wiener Musikverein


Imperial Palace
Verdigris Dome,
White Parapet Figures
Christmas lights
Michaelerplatz


Vienna
Philharmonic Orchestra
New Year’s Concert 2010

Rehearsal 31 December 2009
Das Neujahrskonzert
der Wiener Philharmoniker


Christmas Chandeliers
over Graben on
New Year's Eve


Georges Prêtre
Conducting the Vienna Philharmonic


Broadcast for the first time
in high-definition (HDTV)
and on the Internet in 2010


Vienna
on the Blue Danube


Wiener Bonbons
During the concert,
sweet scenes from Demel's:
Watch the making
of the famous Annatorte


Enjoy!


Happy New Year from Vienna!
Happiness deep down within,
Serenity with each sunrise,
Health and Joy
throughout the Year!

All Photographs are Merisi's own
All rights reserved © 2009-2017
R e p o s t

108 comments:

  1. Happy New Year Merisi, greetings from England!

    Thank you for sharing the glorious visual delights of Vienna with those unable to visit in person.

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  2. what a beautiful new year's post!

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  3. Happy New Year, Merisi!!

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  4. a post full of eye candy from start to finish...yummy...yummy

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  5. Merisi, we are just coming to the end of the New Year's Concert as I write. We have thoroughly enjoyed it.

    Hope your New Decade is solely filled with joy!

    Hugs and blessings, Arija.

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  6. Aha, Annatorte! Sublime to see it being made, accompanied by Strauss.

    My your New Year ahead,be filled with happy snaps, and enduringly happy times around them too.

    Best wishes to family Merisi.

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  7. Some of the most beautiful colours of the season can be found right here. Just beautiful. Happy New Year, Merisi! :)

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  8. well
    you DID blow my new year's resolution for me straight away
    so now i can just go ahead and give it up!

    :-)

    what?
    what was it?
    ♥♥♥ Cut Back On Chocolate ♥♥♥
    but when i saw this-->
    """Wiener Bonbons"""
    i zoomed in
    and clicked it LARGE and then had a HUGE bite!
    {{ i could not help myself;
    you bring out the chocoholic in me }}

    what?
    what?
    no calories were actually consumed?

    well
    never mind.

    {{ it did look extra YUMMY clicked LARGE; i highly recommend everyone does that }}

    happy new ~~chocolate-loving~~ year 2 U!

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  9. Sumptuous and refined, like your good self! I have had the Vienna new years day concert on the tv, lovely!!!
    so civilised!!

    Happy New year!!

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  10. Happy New Year's Day to you, Merisi.

    Last night, via various media, we were able to see gorgeous fireworks celebrating the arrival of 2010. Now, this morning, you have showed us exceptional beauty that surpasses those fireworks.

    Cheers to you and so many thanks for bringing the many facets of Vienna to us.

    xo

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  11. You are your city's best ambassador -- I wish I could hop on a plane and be there.

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  12. A beautiful post Merisi. Happy New Year!

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  13. Such beauty to begin the first morning of the New Year. Thanks for sharing your world with us. A very Happy 2010 to you, Merisi.
    Catherine

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  14. Wonderful, beautiful photos, as always, Merisi.
    I wish you a wonderful and happy 2010 with good wishes for a "best year ever"!

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  15. Hello Merisi! What a wonderful post. You have been to the New Year's Concert, have you? Fantastic. I also appreciate the Annatorte from Demels, it must be really well done and delicious.
    I wish you a Serene and Joyful 2010 full of beautiful things!
    :-)

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  16. Britt-Arnhild,
    I hope you will be able to come back to Vienna soon!


    acornmoon,
    you are welcome, thank you!


    Shadow,
    thank you!


    Alexandra,
    Happy New Year to you too! :-)


    Erin,
    I am glad you are enjoying my offerings! ;-)

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  17. Arija,
    thank you and my very best wishes to you and yours!


    Kurwenal,
    Thank you, Happy New Year to you and yours too!
    I loved how music and the art of the pâtissière formed a perfect amalgam.


    Hilary,
    thank you, and Happy New Year to you too! :-)


    somepinkflowers,
    I am really proud of being able to provide you with perfectly delicious, yet calorie-free chocolate creations! :-)

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  18. Fat, frumpy and fifty,
    I watched it too, as so often before,
    what else would one do on New Year's Day morn'? ;-)


    Frances,
    you are welcome,
    thank you too, for your views of your fair city!


    Vicki Lane,
    thank you! *blush*
    How far are you from the nearest airport? ;-)

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  19. Maalie,
    thank you,
    Happy New Year to you too!


    A Thousand Clapping Hands,
    thank you,
    Happy New Year to you too!


    Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah),
    thank you!
    May all your wishes come true
    in the New Year!

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  20. Pietro,
    sinfully good Annatorte,
    necessitates a trip to the confessional afterwards each and every time. ;-)
    I was at the dress rehearsal, but watched today's concert too, on TV.

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  21. A very Happy New Year to you, dear Merisi. I look forward to a year of new photos!

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  22. Wow! Merisi, thank you for commenting on my Journal so I could find your blog. The photographs are ALL fabulous. Happy New Year!

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  23. Amazing...like a postcard...I was fine until I saw the Anna Torte and then I was done for!! Happy New Year to you in the wonderful city of Vienna !!!

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  24. Happy new Year Merisi!

    The ceiling pics are out of this world! I always wondered if the artists who painted ceilings like that developed neck problems...

    How did you watch/listen to the New Years concert?

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  25. Steph,
    thank you,
    and the very best of everything to you and your loved ones too! :-)


    Lori Skoog,
    welcome and thank you! :-)

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  26. Rosemary,
    thank you!
    Luckily, the Anna-Torte is such a rich - but oh so delicious - treat, I need a friend to share it with, because three bites, and you are in chocolate nougat heaven, desiring no more for another six months (that's about the frequency I nosh on that delicacy. ;-)



    jeannette stgermain,
    remember Michelangelo, the sculptor who also painted the frescoes of the Sixtine Chapel at the Vatican? Ross King in his non-fiction book "Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling" describes not only the kind of craftmanship it took to create the frescoes, but also how he scaffolded the chapel and how he worked on the ceiling. I want to know for myself about the creation of the ceiling paintings of the Golden Hall, I shall ask a friend who may know.

    I was at the Golden Hall for the dress rehearsal, but today's concert I watched on TV. I know there is some kind of a lottery every year, where the luck of the draw decided upon who gets tickets to the actual New Year's Day concert. As far as I know everybody can apply. There is a good part of the tickets allotted to guests of honour, Austria's president for example and other dignitaries.

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  27. Such beauty, I can't even imagine it.

    Thank you.

    Happy new year to you. xxx

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  28. Thank you for mention the concert. it's on tonight on my tv and I almost forgot about it.

    Happy New Year too

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  29. I was just commenting about your lovely blog on Twitter. Thanks so much for sharing these gorgeous photos- such a wonderful escape! Happy New Year!

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  30. These are utterly astounding. So beautiful. You handle such a range of subjects so well. You inspire me.

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  31. Happy New Year! The photos are just beautiful.

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  32. Oh the top photo is a stunner! WOW!
    Happy New Year, Happy New Year!!
    Hugs~L

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  33. Beautiful sights. Happy New Year!

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  34. Just to add that I watched a recording of the concert on BBC last night. It is amazing how much a really great conductor can get out of a really great orchestra with so little arm-waving. It is astonishing how he brought the woodwind in on time with just a slight inclination of his head and half the time he wasn't even using his baton.

    Loved the Cuckoo polka!

    Bravo all round (including for this post!).

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  35. The perfect start to a New Year - Demels!

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  36. Quelle belle déclaration d'amour!!2010, Merisi, you speak french!!Congratulations and friendship from France!
    (Incredible blue/green of the dome, Demal's marvel, music, a viennese dream!)

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  37. Lovely sights. The music must have sounded heavenly.

    Best wishes for the New Year!

    Paz

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  38. Ah, I miss the Christmas chandeliers! And that cake looks incredible... I am drooling at the sight. Beautiful!

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  39. Happy New Year, Merisi!!

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  40. Happy New Year to all of you!
    I republished the post with the old comments,
    in memory of friends lost, and dedicated to old and new ones everywhere,
    yours,
    Merisi

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  41. Happy New Year Merisi. May it be as beautiful for you, as your past year~

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  42. That´s beautiful! I love the outdoor chandeliers.

    Happy New Year! :-)

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  43. Such a wonderful look at your world, Merisi! Hope your new year is filled with all the good and beautiful things!! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  44. What a feast for the eyes! Your shots are always breathtaking! Happy new year!

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  45. Happy New Year Merisi!

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  46. Gorgeous post--Happy New Year, Merisi!

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  47. Magic!! I can hear the waltzes in this land that to me speaks of fairy tales. Happy New Year to you!

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  48. Beautiful~
    Happy New Year!

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  49. Such a beautiful city! Happy days to you in 2013, Merisi!

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  50. Happy New Year

    je te souhaite une belle et heureuse année avec encore d'aussi beaux billets que ceux de cette année;

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  51. 1 January 2014
    Dear friends,
    I am aware this post will not show up on your newsfeed. The reason being that I only changed the publishing date, henceforth no "new" post showing. I chose to republish only via resetting the date because this comment section to this particular post is like a keepsake for me.
    Wishing you all the best of everything in the New Year,
    peace, health, happiness, joy, the whole good side of life,
    affectionately,
    Merisi

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  52. Stunning. Did I ever tell you that my father (God rest his soul) adored the Vienna New Year's concert? :)

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  53. Best Wishes for a marvellous and happy 2014 Merisi. Thanks for filling the year with magnificent pictures of your wunderschone Stadt.
    The concert as ever, was heavenly, particularly enjoyed the Lanner.

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    1. Thank you for your wishes and kind comment, K.!

      For the first time in my memory, I did not listen to the concert. My friend who made it possible to actually be in the Golden Hall that year has passed away, and that was it.

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  54. Beautiful photos, as always. Wishing you a very happy and healthy New Year, Merisi!

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  55. Just great photos, do full of atmosphere. Happy New Year!

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  56. Happy New Year, dear Merisi!

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  57. You had me at the chandelier in front of the dome...and then...the Christmas chandeliers over Graben...and then the Blue Danube...and THEN the Annatorte! What a visual feast! Happy New Year, Merisi!

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  58. Beautiful photos and feel here, Merisi. Happy New Year to you!

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  59. Happy New Year!

    P.S. Wonderful photos (as usual)!

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  60. Thanky you all, from the bottom of my heart,
    for your comments and wishes.
    I appreciate and am grateful for each and every one,
    affectionately,
    Merisi

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  61. Now, I am sitting here and pondering:
    Should I go on with Christmas images until Twelfth Night or ……
    The sun's shining, a faint promise of spring …. no, I know, snow will come soon enough, January, February, into March, who knows. Now let's seee what "talks" to me while I am archiving the last of 2013!
    Happy New Year to you all,
    Merisi

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  62. Everything is golden in Vienna!
    May you have a go.den 2014 M!!!

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  63. You photographed the Dome beautifully. The photographs andthe beauty they record are nothing short of spectacular.

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  64. Such beautiful photos. You put so much effort into your website and it shows!

    Happy New Year. Here's to another great year of photoblogging.

    Janis & David

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    1. Thank you, a very Happy New Year to you, too! :-)

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  65. Oh, that first picture! Magic...

    Happiest of New Years to you, Merisi! Hoping to see you over here in 21014...

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  66. Bonne et heureuse année !!!
    xoxo
    Marie-Noëlle

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  67. Dear friends from all over:
    Same procedures as every year since 2010, a repost of what I photographed during and after the rehearsal of the New Year's concert. I repost this with all the comments in memoriam of friends lost but not forgotten.
    Happy New Year and much love to all of you,
    Merisi

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  68. All beautiful , Love the dome over the Palace, what a beautiful colour.

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  69. I can hear the music and taste the deliciousness of it all! Happy New Year from Australia, Merisi.

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  70. Happy New Year to you, Merisi. Wishing you many more years of wonderful posts.

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  71. So much beauty! Christmas in Vienna must be almost an out-of-body experience. I can almost hear the angels singing! Happy New Year, dear Merisi!

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  72. Happy New Year, Merisi!!! Thought of you and your beautiful photography this morning......it's been a LONG time since I've been on your blog. I have LOTS of catching up to do!!!!!!

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  73. Gorgeous shots, Merisi. I have seen the New Year's concert in previous years from Vienna on television, and it's such beautiful music in such a grand locale.

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  74. Happy New Year Merisi - this morning we sat and watched the New Year's Day concert along with the beautiful ballet which we do every New Year's Day and it was magical.

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  75. The Christmas chandeliers are exquisite. And a wonderful profile of the conductor. Fascinating series of photos.

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  76. The words "Rich" and "Sumptuous" come to mind. Great post, thank you for sharing.

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  77. A lovely start to the New Year!

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  78. I wish you a wonderful 2015, filled with beautiful visions of Vienna!

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  79. Merci beaucoup, thank you, dankeschön,
    from the bottom of my heart for your comments and wishes!
    May the New Year bring all the love and happiness each of you wishes for,
    hugs,
    Merisi

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  80. belated but heartfelt wishes for a happy healthy prosperous new year

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    1. Thank you, and best wishes to you and yours!

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  81. ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL, Merisi, it all looks delightful. Wishing you a happy, healthy and creative 2015.

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    1. Thank you, and may your new year be even more beautiful than your dreams!

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  82. Beautiful photos to start off the new year!!

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    1. Thank you, and a Happy New Year to you!

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  83. Excellent images! Some are very dreamlike.

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    1. Thank you, Linda!
      Happy New Year,
      Merisi

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  84. Dear friends:
    I can't say I decided to repost these old photographs with the comments from years past, I rather feel compelled to do so. I cherish the comments you all have made over the years, and the memories, and all that goes along with it. Thank you for being in my life, for brightening my day with the knowledge there are people out there who share and acknowledge my passion for Vienna and for trying to capture some of the magic moments I encounter literally ever day here. May you and your loved ones all have a very good year ahead of you!
    Affectionately,
    Merisi

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    1. Thanks for sharing your love for Vienna, Merisi. We all appreciate you so much.
      Guten Rutsch and many more magic moments in 2016!

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  85. I didn't immediately realise this was a re-posting till I saw the dates of the earlier comments. It is splendid nonetheless - I used to enjoy watching the New Year's Day concerts live on TV but this year they are not doing so - they are showing highlights at 7pm tonight - but I can hear it on the radio.

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  86. The atmosphere is wonderful!

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  87. Absolutely impressive! Happy New Year!

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  88. I can remember having an aperitif in Demel's - wonderful place! Wishing you a very happy new year from Blois!

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  89. Happy New Year, Merisi! X

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  90. So many beauties! Vienna has the loveliest decorations, and against her everyday beauty, they are magnificent!

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  91. Amazing images! Happy New Year, 2016!

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    1. Thank you, Alexa, and the very best for the New Year!

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  92. Happy New Year, Merisi! As I'm reading your post, I'm watching the Vienna Philharmonic New Year's Celebration on PBS, and wishing so much I was there in person! It feels right to be looking at your beautiful photos while listening to the concert!

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    1. Isn't it wonderful how people all over the world have been watching these concerts since before the internet was invented?
      I was walking by the Musikverein while the Vienna Philharmonic was performing this year's concert.
      Wishing you a happy New Year, Amy!

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  93. Happy New Year Merisi, thanks for sharing all your beautiful images and links, through the years, sharing with us some of the views of magical Wien. Best wishes for 2017.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words and wishes!
      I hope you get back to Vienna again this year,
      with best wishes for a Happy New Year,
      Merisi

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  94. This is a beautiful post Merisi. I have the Vienna Philharmonic New Year's Celebration recorded on my DVR so I can watch it again whenever I want. Happy New Year!

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    1. Happy New Year, and many hours of enjoying the Vienna Philharmonic's concert again and again!

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