Friday 25 December 2015

Christmastime in Salzburg
Over the Hills: Merisi's Viennese Escapes

Twilight at Christmastime
The sun was already low in the sky,

but having sat in a train for
more than two hours,

I decided I wanted to take a long walk,
even though dusk was falling fast

I started walking from Domplatz,
towards Nonnberg Abbey -
the red baubles must have been
somewhere along Herrengasse
This late afternoon walk carried me over the hill,
down to Nonntaler Hauptstrasse,
back up and past the nunnery again,  up towards Mönchsberg,
via Oskar-Kokoschka-Weg and beyond, until the path led down
to the Old Town again, at the Festspielhaus -
a leisurely two hour walk, with some of the finest vistas
of Salzburg, the river, and the hills and mountains surrounding it
Photographed 18 December 2013
Images and Text © by Merisi


  1. Thank you Merisi. We had hoped to go to Salzburg for Christmas this yearGranddaughter (almost9 in law could not get the time off work, neither could our younger granddaughter and her partners, chefs seldom can take time off in the holiday season.
    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your extended family.


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