Tuesday 24 December 2013

The Night St. Stephen's Steeple disappeared
Vienna on the Night before Christmas Eve

St. Stephen's Steeple
Remember the other day,
when I claimed tourists were
taking pictures of St. Stephen's
in the morning because it might
not be there anymore later in the day?
Bingo! ;-)

Haas Haus
St. Stephen's Square

Chandelier over Graben
Looking straight up -
this one's for Irena
who lives in a faraway land

Christmas Tree
Arcades of Palais Ferstel
Herrengasse and Freyung

Photographed 23 December 2013
Images and Text © by Merisi


  1. Beautiful! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  2. You certainly should have a book deal for all of these incredible photos. St. Stephen's steeple (or lack of it!) is so lovely; what I would give to see that chandelier in person; and finally, the arcades are beautiful. Bravo, Merisi!

  3. What a lot of tiny Christmas Lights! Love the now you see it, now you don't as well as the shot in the arcades.

  4. Holy cow. How did you take that photo? It's gorgeous. Magical.

    1. Juju,
      that was probably 3200 ISO (I have set THAT on autmatic when I shoot at night), otherwise, that's how it looked because dark thick fog kept literally falling down onto the city, enveloping first all higher buildings, then reducing visibility even in the streets. I have a few shots I took a little earlier, at dusk, will show them after Christmas in a post. Those dark clouds of fog rising from the Danube and then settling in the city are a phenomena I am still at awe at.

  5. Have a joyous Christmas, Merisi!

  6. Amazing shots, Merisi, particularly that last one!

  7. Beautiful pictures, as always, Merisi!
    And thank you for picture for me :)
    Wishing you and your family very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
    Irina from
    Hong Kong

  8. Joyeux Noël à vous et à votre famille.

  9. Unbelievably beautiful photos! Many thanks.

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and yours!

    Greetings from London.

  10. Beautiful photos as always. You are a remarkable photographer. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas.


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