happily lining up for their morning routine
along the Wien River
picking up provisions
for their Christmas feast
depicting a wood-carved angel from Val Gardena
on a Christmas tree alongside St. Stephen's cathedral
at Graben Square, still open
a window filled with poppyseed strudel
in front of Zum Schwarzen Kameel
is open again, festively lit
of the same restaurant
in silent conversation with
the old-fashioned telephone booth?
and kiss the mistletoe goodnight,
Photographed 22 December 2012
Images and Text © by Merisi
-> Buongustaio Italian Delicatessen at Singerstrasse 13
Magique... Magnifique...Et Vienne est si belle !ReplyDelete
Merisi, I am borrowing some moments from my own NYC Christmas preparations to let you know how much I am enjoying seeing your Viennese Christmas views (vintage and current.) There is something about seeing fresh greenery for sale along side of city streets at this time of year that does speak to our souls.ReplyDelete
(This is true even when we do know that some miles away from city borders there are lots of trees growing.)
Yesterday's snow and chill has now transistioned into a sort of clear, warmish...above freezing, weather that energizes us over here in NYC.
Delightful, happy, holiday pictures, Merisi!! I can feel the spirit! And what a lovely way to wind down my day! Thank you!! Hope your week is going well!!ReplyDelete
I've never seen mistletoe but always associate it with holly although they don't look alike at all do they?ReplyDelete
Love the ducks the best of all the photos, although the poppy strudel nearly made me drool.... Have a lovely Christmas.
Lovely shots... that second one in particular appeals to me.ReplyDelete
I'm loving Christmastime in Vienna. :-)ReplyDelete
Love the couple on their morning walk. They are dressed so elegantly. There's just something about Europe at Christmas that's so very appealing. We've been once and maybe we repeat that trip through Germany and Austria once again.ReplyDelete
Um poppyseedstrudel...looks so tempting in that picture, what is the actual name in Austrian? Loved too the mistletoe, strangely absent over here in UK.ReplyDelete
Thanks for such cheering pictures.
Mohnstrudel = poppyseed strudel ;-)Delete
I recently had friends over from London, and they were telling me about a friend of theirs, not a native English speaker, who insists on talking of mistletoes. ;-)
I just returned from Salzburg, there are mistletoes everywhere, even more than in Vienna. Not to speak of the many Christmas trees all over town. Hope to share some pictures, right now I am unpacking und thenpacking again, for another 24 hours trip.
It's like a river of flowing ducks!ReplyDelete
A lovely festive mix, Merisi. Thank you!ReplyDelete
A lovely series of shots.ReplyDelete
what a delightful walk that was ... and i love a street named for me .. i was once a Singer ... no jokeReplyDelete
Each and every "postcard" here is utterly charming!ReplyDelete
Wonderful christmas photos from Vienna,Merisi! Have a nice weekend.ReplyDelete
I love the orange slices and pops of red.ReplyDelete
Thank you all for your kind comments and the best wishes for a safe and happy Holiday Season!ReplyDelete
Seeing your photos is the next best thing to being in Vienna during Christmas! I love the lady's red boots and red skirt peeking out.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Amy! :-)Delete
I love that couple, so dignified and such brilliant artful out of the ordinary elegance.
You are so good at showing the atmosphere of the places you and your camera share with us. I have enjoyed "the walk..."ReplyDelete
Love that, Gunn! I am so grateful to have found a new home here and it makes me happy to share the one or other impression I collect along the way in this beautiful city and of its citizens.Delete
Oh so lovely...I can feel the Christmas mood there!ReplyDelete
Have a happy weekend!
Thank you, Titti! A wonderful weekend to you, too!Delete
Love those ducks in rows and all the other lovely scenes, and of course the mistletoe. Have fun on your next Ausflug.ReplyDelete
Stunning photography Merisi. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. Merry Christmas.ReplyDelete
So often there are elegantly dressed people in your photos! Not "dressed up" but casually and self-contained in their attire. Of course, that is also Vienna! Thank you for the gifts you send all the year, MerisiReplyDelete